Our second grade students had a visitor (or a couple of visitors!) today. The children were studying how animals can be "service" animals and help us. This officer and his dog are part of the K-9 unit that serve Tazewell County. There was an officer and his dog from the Pekin Police department as well. The dogs are trained in Belgium and transported to the US. They are trained to follow commands in Dutch and German. They live with the officers in their homes, but are kept away from other dogs as they are the alpha male and won't get along with other animals. I learned alot, today and I think the students did, too!