Published: Oct 12, 2012 2:04 PM EDT
Updated: Oct 12, 2012 2:43 PM EDT

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Law enforcement officers and their K9 partners have descended on Lee County to find out who is top dog.

They competed in a number of drill's Friday to cap off a week's worth of workshops as part of the annual National K9 Association Seminar.

Duos from as far as Louisiana competed in a mock suspect search, obstacle course, and narcotics drill Friday.

Both handler and their dog were judged on a number of skills, but mostly on communication.

"All of our dogs live with us.  They're our full-time partners.  On our days off they're with us.  They're parts of our family basically," Glenn Anderson with the National K9 Association said.

Close to 60 teams attended this week's seminar, hosted by the Cape Coral Police Department and Lee County Sheriff's Office.