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Forget Coachella, There Was a Police Dog Competition in the Desert This Weekend

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The Desert Dogs Regional K9 Police Trials took place at the Goodyear Ballpark in Arizona this weekend, and — you guessed it — it tested police K9 units on a variety of skills, from suspect takedowns to agility to building searches.

The competition highlights the importance of training for K9 units because, as Mesa Police Department Scott Callender told KPNX, “We usually send dogs into situations that, quite honestly, we don’t want to go into as human officers.”

The event is open to the public and attendees were given an opportunity to meet the daring dog officers keeping them safe and learn a little bit more about their day-to-day from their human handlers.

So much better than katching a glimpse of a Kardashian in a flower crown, in our opinion.