K9 Teddy brings search and rescue skills to Limestone County
Limestone County Precinct Three Constable Glenn Shoemaker had been interested in having at K9 for a good while before Teddy came along. He and his wife found a dog for sale on Facebook and the owners were insistent on selling Teddy to a good family that wasn’t looking to use him just for breeding. The Shoemakers assured them they had other goals in mind for the young dog.
“My wife is a registered nurse, and we were thinking at the time about getting him trained as a therapy dog to take to the hospital,” said Shoemaker. “She did some obedience classes with him over in Waco.”
Shoemaker revisited the possibility of having Teddy trained to be a K9, but worried about the cost.
“I never thought I could afford to get the training. I found a guy that has trained dogs for 30 years, his name is Butch Cappel. I called him and told him what I was wanting to do, to have narcotics training and also search and rescue, and he gave me a price of $1,500 including board while he was there,” Shoemaker said. “The Commissioners Court was gracious enough to pay for all the training.”
So Shoemaker sent Teddy off to Cappel Canine at the beginning of August, and brought him home the Tuesday before Christmas.
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