Police Scotland’s cutest recruit, Bodie the German Shepherd puppy, is taking to life as a cop well according to his handlers – and is already learning to track.
Keeping Bodie fans up-to-date on the force’s Facebook page, Regional Police Dog Instructor Pc Steve Warden said: “Over the past few weeks police pup Bodie’s training has gone very well.
“He has settled into his new home well and has been accepted into family life by his serving police dog friends.
“He now fully understands the sit command and is more than happy to remain sitting until asked to move on.
“He is also carrying out an excellent standard of heelwork already.
“Police pup Bodie has also started basic puppy tracking which is encouraging him to use his nose.
“This skill is a discipline that will be used regularly when he becomes a fully-trained police dog.”
The pup has come on leaps and bounds since starring in this Evening Express video last month.
Pc Warden added: “Bodie has already adapted very well to working shifts and enjoys travelling in the police car.
“Police pup Bodie was also asked to meet the Chief Constable at Tulliallan last week at the recent Police Scotland Awards ceremony accompanied by his handler.
“During the day, the Force Executive were all present and were delighted to meet the pup.
“Chief Superintendent Ferguson of the Operational Support Division was also given the opportunity to meet Bodie and was given a framed photograph of him as a token of thanks from the Aberdeen Dog Unit prior to her retirement.
“Overall, he is doing exceptionally well.”