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12:00-1:00 PM
Free to the public

In conjunction with the Carnegie Center for Art and History’s current exhibition, Biophilia Life; or, My Best Friend Has Four Legs & a Tail, the museum will present a free, Lunch and Learn Program talk on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 Noon till 1:00 PM. Registration is appreciated and can be made by emailing the Carnegie Center at dthomas@carnegiecenter.org or by calling the museum at (812) 944-7336.

The Carnegie Center’s latest exhibition, Biophilia Life; or, My Best Friend Has Four Legs & a Tail, is an exploration on the human-animal bond as seen through carefully chosen examples of the visual arts. Whether pets are greeting us happily at the door or purring soundly in our laps, our four-legged friends exert a profound effect upon us. Our relationships with animals extend well beyond friendship and companionship and this talk will focus on the training and working uses of police dogs. Police work is an area where the close working relationship between an officer and his dog can literally be life-saving.

Presenting this talk is retired New Albany Police Department officer, Greg Crabtree who served with the department for over thirty years. During his career, Crabtree was deeply involved with the City of New Albany’s K9 unit and associated with training police dogs on a national level. Crabtree will discuss which breeds along with their special qualities make the best police dogs. Discussion will also include the training of K9 teams and the particular types of work duties assigned to them. The use of police dogs has a long and important history in life enforcement. Learn more about how K9 units are used in your community.

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