State Farm sponsors web series on police canines

State Farm is sponsoring an eight-episode web series called “Guardians of the Night” that looks at the role man’s best friend plays in law enforcement.

The series is produced by Victoria Stillwell, a highly regarded dog trainer, has who worked with the insurance company in 2014 to produce a series on arson dogs, State Farm said in a release.

For the latest documentary, Stillwell uses her dog training skills to convey to viewers just how unique police canines are. Stillwell said she is thrilled to have the opportunity to show viewers a side of law enforcement which is rarely seen, the release said.

"I successfully train many high-drive dogs in the companion dog world,” Stillwell said in the release. “So why is the working dog world so averse to using methods that are more humane? To answer this question, I set out to explore whether working dogs could be trained in a kinder way. There was no better dog to prove it with than the ‘Ferraris’ of the dog world – police dogs.”

She said  worked with the Gwinnett County, Georgia, department for the series.

“I was fortunate Sergeant Paul Corso and Deputy Sheriff Jason Cotton allowed me to film with them,” Stilwell said. “You can’t understand what these amazing dogs and their handlers go through without living in their world. I spent four years filming the ultimate ride-along.”

“Guardians of the Night” series can be seen on YouTube and Stillwell's Facebook page. 
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