Talented youngster, Police Dog Meika, of London’s Metropolitan Police’ Dog Section was part of an impressive display in the arena at Goodwoof, the dog event at the Goodwood Estate that took place last weekend.

Meika the springer spaniel, held by her handler
Two year old Meika has already mastered several key detection disciplines

A week shy of her second birthday, Springer spaniel Meika is already trained in detection work across several disciplines, including firearms recovery, drugs and cash detection. 

Police Constable Emma Robling explains to Dogs with Jobs presenter, Kate Fairweather, what the training entails, the demands on Meika, and what a working day looks like. She also gives some context – the Met’s prestigious Dog Section has its own breeding scheme and lays claim to the UK’s biggest urban police dog section, with a dizzying variety of specialist search disciplines. Meika and Emma are part of one of four teams on duty at any given time in London.  

Interview was recorded at Goodwoof, the annual dog event held on the Goodwood Estate, where Meika and Emma were part of an arena display put on by the Metropolitan Police Dog Section.  Thanks to Emma for taking a few minutes to talk about Meika’s talents and work. 

Thanks to Noni Needs (@nonineedsmedia on IG) for the photo. 

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