Piper The Airport Dog

Though rare, dogs are one of the most effective methods of wildlife mitigation at airports. K-9 Piper is a proactive approach to wildlife management and aviation safety. He is the only Wildlife Control K-9 on staff at an airport in Michigan and, we believe, one of less than ten in the United States. 

K-9 Piper’s function is to increase safety by responding directly to reports of wildlife and conducting regular patrols. He spends most of his time chasing birds away from the runways and taxiways. Border Collies are perfect for this type of work because they are natural herders.

About Piper

K-9 Piper is a 7-year-old, high drive Border Collie who loves to work. His handler, Brian Edwards, has been at the Cherry Capital Airport as an Airport Operations Supervisor since 2008. When they are not working, they are training. They have even won a few 5k obstacle races together! 

Big Up to Piper! :)

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