Canadian Police Dogs Can Rappel Down Walls

This police dog looks terrified, but officers say he's just practicing his rappelling skills.

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Beware, Canadian criminals. If you happen to be at the bottom of a wall this Vancouver police dog can still catch you—just as long as you wait around long enough for him to slip into a harness and rappel down to you. 

The Vancouver Police Department posted this photo to their official Facebook page recently, striking fear into the hearts of slow-moving criminals everywhere.

Mostly everyone agrees that "Niko" looks terrified, but Vancouver police say that it's a useful part of the K-9 officer's training. Although it's hard to see in the photo, the dog is in a full-body sling for its comfort, police said. 

"As police tactics change, so must our training. Rappelling is a vital skill for our tactical teams to have, and it tests both handler and dog. In the training scenario in the photo, PSD Niko was introduced slowly to the task, and his handler rewarded him with praise and a game of tug-o-war afterwards (you can see the toy sticking out of the officer's back pocket)," the police department wrote in the comments. 

Police dogs ain't nothing to mess with—you can be arrested just for barking at one. 

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