Police Dog Beans visits the Bon Accord Baths

Bon Accord Baths helps police dog training

We are helping Police Scotland’s dog unit in providing a training space for the forces four legged colleagues.

We are helping Police Scotland’s dog unit in providing a training space for the forces four legged colleagues. 

Recognising the unique space the building offers, Police Scotland asked Bon Accord Heritage if it could be used to expose the dog unit to varying environments. 

Offering unusual acoustics, different smells and various underfoot conditions the building is a great training ground for the dogs to experience. The vast space also allows plenty of options when it comes to providing track and search exercises for the unit. 

Sergeant Dave MacKinnon from the Dog Unit in Aberdeen said: “The venue is one of a number that we use to get the dogs used to different surroundings, sounds and smells as this is an important part of their training. 

“The variety of training options that the Bon Accord Baths provide make it a really useful venue for us to be able to train the police dogs in and we are extremely grateful to Bon Accord Heritage for providing us with the opportunity to train here.” 

Steven Cooper, Secretary for Bon Accord Heritage said: “We have unfortunately had to call upon the police to help with a number of break ins to the building in the past. However, with improved security measures now in place we are delighted to be in a position to now help Police Scotland. 

‘It’s great to be able to support the local community with such a unique request – PD Beans, PD Ice and their furry team are welcome any time!” 

The unit will be using the building at varying times throughout the day and night to help upskill the dogs. 

Posted by Fiona Stevenson

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