Training and Education
The Hometown Foundation, Inc. offers a wide range of support to law enforcement throughout the year. We appreciate their commitment and dedication to keeping our communities safe. To show our appreciation, we donate fully funded K-9s to local and state police departments across the country. Not only do we donate the K-9s at no cost to the departments; we also make sure they come equipped with the necessary training and gear needed to perform at their best. One of the ways we do this is by offering two annual K-9 Challenges. One is held in Newtown, CT and the other one is held In Farmington, CT at our Dream Ride Experience. At these challenges, the K-9s are evaluated on areas such as obedience, obstacles, and apprehension K-9 drills.
The handlers and their K-9s are also invited to utilize our Training Facility located at the Farmington Polo Grounds in Farmington, CT. The Training Facility is equipped with K-9 obstacles, scent-tracking areas, obedience drills, and simunition training areas. The Facility is available all year round to our K-9 Handlers and Officers.