What dog lover wouldn’t smile at this photo of ecstatic Tactical Explosive Detection Dog (TEDD) Alex diving with unfettered joy into a sea of neon tennis balls? The balls were donated to the TEDD teams, stationed at FOB Pasab in Kandahar, by a family member. This generous individual sent nearly 3,000 tennis balls. While Alex is clearly off the clock, tennis balls and kongs are not only used for play, but are a pivotal part of the work these dogs do — functioning as their driving reward for a job well done in training and in the field.
I would like to send care packages to the dogs. Could you let me know how to do this. Thank you!