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Must love dogs: Wannabe police canine handlers must jump through hoops

INNISFAIL, Alta. — One dog. One handler.

It’s a familiar motto at the RCMP Police Dog Service Training Centre in central Alberta, the one place in Canada where RCMP police dogs are born and trained.

The centre in Innisfail trains both officers and dogs and, once a match is made, it usually lasts the entire time a canine remains on the job.