DENVER, Ind. (WTHI) - Running, jumping, push-ups, sit ups and even some boating; and that doesn't include all the work the dogs have to do!
It's the annual Canine Olympics this week in northern Indiana.
VIDEO | A look inside 'the course'
Police and military teams from around the world are competing with their canine officers and that includes the Terre Haute Police Department's Canine Unit.
110 teams competing from across the country and the Terre Haute is leading the pack.
While the focus in the obstacle course is walking, running and even ‘staying’ the practical lessons never stray.
“If we want to keep ourselves alive, if we want to keep other officers alive, if we want to keep people in the community alive, we've got to put time into our dogs,” said Terre Haute Police Department K-9 Officer, Ryan Adamson.
PHOTO GALLERY | Canine Olympics
This week it is time well spent, a tennis ball well worth it and victory not far from the mind.
Tune in to News 10 Friday at 6 p.m. to see more on this story.
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