Using only his nose, Maverick was able to quickly track down an autistic boy lost in a river in the middle of the woods through waist-high brambles and other obstacles. Had Maverick not found him, no one knows how long the boy would have been out there. The weather at the time had caused much stronger river currents than usual, the boy was shaking from the cold when they found him.
“The 4’1” 46 lb. boy needed immediate assistance to prevent him from being swept under or suffering from hypothermia. It is likely the boy might not have survived had K9 Maverick not located him so quickly.”
Danny Pietro is Maverick’s handler, he recalls, “I put Maverick down there, and he just took off.” Twenty minutes later, Maverick found the boy. Maverick was reportedly rewarded with a toy. What a good boy. 1.HuffingtonPost 2.Washington