â€śI love watching him work â€” itâ€™s fun watching him find drugs or find the bad guy,â€ť said Weir.
Weir and Rex will be at the Marshall County 4-H fair Tuesday, along with Indiana State patrolman Ryan Lebo and his K-9, Bosco. Together, the dogs will demonstrate how K-9s can sniff out drugs in a car, chase down criminals, or aid in extracting unwilling people from a vehicle. According to Weir, itâ€™s all fun and games to the dogs.
â€śItâ€™s all playtime to them,â€ť said Weir. â€śThey think itâ€™s like tag or something.â€ť
During the demonstration, drugs will be planted in a car donated by Lions Towing. Lebo will do the talking while the two dogs do their work. Rex, who is from Holland, receives commands in Dutch from Weir. The â€ścriminalâ€ť volunteer during the demonstration will be Kevin Klotz, who won the privilege during an auction fundraiser in April. Klotz paid $150 to be bitten by Rex. Klotz will be protected during the demonstration by a bite suit â€” a heavily padded burlap suit with leather inside.
â€śHeâ€™s going to get it all,â€ť said Weir, chuckling. â€śHeâ€™ll get all the bites.â€ť
Weir said that in past years of doing the demonstration at the fair, the main audience has been children and families.
â€śRex is good with kids,â€ť said Weir, adding that children in attendance like to come up and pet Rex afterward.
Rex is the only K-9 in Marshall County, and is kept busy answering calls from Plymouthâ€™s neighboring towns. Rex will take a break from official police work for the demonstration Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the entertainment area of the fairgrounds.
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