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My other half is a K9 Officer.  His K9 (a narc-trained British Labrador) is almost 2 y.o. who started out being well-behaved & quiet when in the patrol vehicle.  But, ever since he got sick with a stomach issue, he whines & whimpers throughout the entire shift(!) in the patrol unit.  Understandably, that can be somewhat distracting and frustrating to my K9 Handler other-half .   His K9 clearly shows happy excitement when going to work with his Handler the rest of the time and minds well--the two of them are a closely bonded team.  His K9's behavior only began when he got sick, and is probably due to conditioning received during that time--when he whined & whimpered, he got let out of the unit for one of his many desperate potty breaks! The bug passed without further incident a couple of months ago (after a trip to the vet), but the whining & whimpering (only in the patrol unit) has continued.  Any suggestions?!

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LyonVictor22 says ...



My other half is a K9 Officer.  His K9 (a narc-trained British Labrador) is almost 2 y.o. who started out being well-behaved & quiet when in the patrol vehicle.  But, ever since he got sick with a stomach issue, he whines & whimpers throughout the entire shift(!) in the patrol unit.  Understandably, that can be somewhat distracting and frustrating to my K9 Handler other-half .   His K9 clearly shows happy excitement when going to work with his Handler the rest of the time and minds well--the two of them are a closely bonded team.  His K9's behavior only began when he got sick, and is probably due to conditioning received during that time--when he whined & whimpered, he got let out of the unit for one of his many desperate potty breaks! The bug passed without further incident a couple of months ago (after a trip to the vet), but the whining & whimpering (only in the patrol unit) has continued.  Any suggestions?!



FYI: His PD forbids the use of electronic collars.

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Couple suggestions;


1. Keep a leash on him, tug it. tell him NO, each time he starts whining.


2. Fill a Kong with peanut butter, getting it out will occupy his time.


3.  Ignore the whining, but each time it stops, give him a treat.


4. Let him play with a ball on a rope, if he likes to play with a ball


5. get used to it.


 


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DFrost says ...



Couple suggestions;


1. Keep a leash on him, tug it. tell him NO, each time he starts whining.


2. Fill a Kong with peanut butter, getting it out will occupy his time.


3.  Ignore the whining, but each time it stops, give him a treat.


4. Let him play with a ball on a rope, if he likes to play with a ball


5. get used to it.


 Thank you for your helpful reply!   A couple of the items have already been suggested to him...in his new unit (an Expedition), his K9 is now crated "separately" at the back, so the leash isn't long enough for #1, but there are couple of your suggestions that he will definitely try out, although now he says he is becoming somewhat adjusted to it.  Stay safe!