Retiring Florida K9 Gets Sweetest Send Off with Bowl of Whipped Cream

Every good dog deserves a pup cup, but some dogs deserve an extra large pup cup. Like police K9 Bane who is retiring after five years of service and getting the sweetest send off from the Fort Walton Beach Police Department.

Watch the following video to see Bane get ready for his much-deserved retirement.

The touching post reads, "After giving his all for the past 5 years, one of our goodest boys, K9 Bane, is medically retiring. We are happy to announce he will continue to enjoy life with his handler, Officer Trujillo, and his family.

Thank you for keeping our city and our officers safe during your dedicated years of service. Enjoy your retirement Bane, you deserve it buddy!"

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This cute clip went super viral on Facebook after it was posted with 1.9 million views, 106,000 reactions and over 2,800 comments.

@Mary commented, "Thank you for all your hard work and dedicated service K9 Bane.  May you live your best life during your much earned and deserved retirement.." @Shelia added, "I love that K9 Officer Bane gets to retire with his handler and best friend!" @Rebecca replied, "Thank you for your service K9 Officer Bane I love how he gets to stay with his handler, and I hope whatever medical problem you may have I hope you over come it... Enjoy your retirement."

How a Dog Trains To Join The Police Force

For a dog to become a Police k9 it first has to understand basic obedience commands and perform them with no hesitation. That's why dogs that enjoy jobs and do well at learning commands like German Shepherds, Malinois dogs, Doberman Pinchers and Golden Retrievers excel at police work.

Wikipedia explains that dogs used in law enforcement are trained to either be "single purpose" or "dual purpose". Single-purpose dogs are used primarily for backup, personal protection, and tracking. Dual-purpose dogs, however, are more typical. Dual-purpose dogs do everything that single-purpose dogs do, and also detect either explosives or narcotics. Dogs can only be trained for one or the other because the dog cannot communicate to the officer if it found explosives or narcotics.

The National Police Dog Foundation explains that the youngest age when dogs become mature enough to concentrate on training well is between 12 and 15 months.It can cost between $12,000 and $15,000 to train a police dog. Basic training of these dogs takes about four months of full time work, and they usually retire when they are about ten years old.

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