Have you ever wondered what goes into the training of hero dogs? Alpha Dogs, which premiers tomorrow on NatGeo WILD, will show you! Alpha Dogs goes behind the scenes of Vohne Liche Kennels (VLK), one of the premiere K-9 training facilities in the world. They do it all with one goal: serving our country.
VLK trains dogs for every branch of the military, the Secret Service, law enforcement – these dogs have helped take down some of the most infamous terrorists in history. From jumping from helicopters and sniffing out explosives, to catching and escorting criminals, these dogs are true unsung heroes! They’re so valuable, that one can go for as much as $50,000 depending on what they’re needed for and trained to do.
Take a sneak peek at this clip! A mock drill is set up with the Special Forces dogs and helicopters:
“The K-9s you’ll meet in Alpha Dogs are serious animals, a perfect combination of muscle and smarts, trained at the highest level,” says executive producer Jack Osbourne. “If you met Kenny and team on the street, you’d never expect that this group of beer-drinking, motorcycle-driving, tattoo-covered guys from small-town Indiana would be some of the world’s finest law enforcement trainers. From the moment I met them and saw their operation, they blew me away.”
Beginning Friday, Feb. 8, at 9 & 9:30 p.m. ET (and airing weekly Fridays at 9 & 9:30 p.m. ET), on Nat Geo WILD. Be sure to tune in!