Second Bismarck K9 team competes on 'America's Top Dog'

The second of two Bismarck K9 teams appeared Wednesday night in the ninth episode of America's Top Dog on A&E.

Handler Joseph Benke and his partner Mesa finished the first obstacle course called "The canine combine" in 4:42.06.

Mesa jumped off the rope bridge and was hesitant in the water obstacle.

Officer Benke and 3-year-old Mesa have been partners for two years at the Bismarck Police Department.

"Obviously going into it you have no idea how the dog's going to do, how you're going to do. How they're going to partake in the obstacle course and stuff like that but she caught on real well, Mesa's real smart so that helps." said Benke.

On February 19, Bismarck Sgt. Dan Salander and his partner Bala were also eliminated from the first round of their Top Dog episode.

Another North Dakota dog still has a chance at winning the title.

Falco and his handler, David Cochran, went through an agility course last month and won. The team won $10,000 and are going after the grand prize of $25,000 in the grand finale.

Falco is an 8-year-old Belgian Malinois who has been working with Cochran since he was a pup.