Neighborhood Needs Safeguarding? Stray Dogs Are Here To Help!
30 Sep 2014
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In one of the most novel twists to things, The New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) has come up with an initiative to train stray dogs as guard dogs in an attempt to safeguard various parks and gardens especially in Central Delhi.
NDMC has already deployed a team of guards and a dog trainer to implement the plan especially in the central parts of Delhi. At Lodhi Gardens, a team of members from NDMC has been trying to become friendly with the stray dogs in the Gardens by offering them food. Aptly called the “friendship period” the guards aim to let the stray dogs become familiar with them and then slowly make them respond to obedience training and make them familiar with grooming sessions.
One of the trainers, Mr. Yadav, is an expert in Dog Training with a experience span of over 30 years. Him and his team of trainers have identified 18 dogs in the garden who are familiar with the morning and evening walkers. NDMC has also prepared a plan to arrange for the food and shelter for the stray dogs to speed up the training process. All the stray dogs have been vaccinated and a thorough medical check up will be done before they move to a kennel.
This has been one of the best ways to make optimum use of the stray dogs in the gardens. With proper training and grooming, a new force of guard dogs and watchdogs will be in action to safeguard the premises.
Source: India Today