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Posted about 3 years ago

 

Since PoliceLink is about bringing people together, LEO's and NonLEO's learning from each other & supporting our Nations Heroes. I'm opening this Forum Topic for all K9 lovers. I believe that a lot can be learned from both LEO's and NonLEO's about K9's in general. There are several members of PoliceLink that have knowledge about History, Breeding, Welfare & Training of both LE and NonLE K9's. I invite anyone to contribute to this Thread. From the Highly Respected LE K9 Trainners/Handlers to the "I'm thinking about getting my 1st dog" people.


Please if you have questions try to be as descriptive as possible. The more information you provide the better!


If you have K9 News, pictures, or other information you would like recognized feel free to post it as well. I'm always delighted to see new things.


Thank you


DPalmer

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I wouldn't mind any pointers, I am going to reamp something I started to do in the past.  I have a group of Co workers that want to assist.  We will be going to a high crime area-I can handle myself and I'm not worried. We will be socializing & training dogs with an emphsis on high energy breeds.  I would like to incorporate officer safety in this program, and promote Spaying & neutering.  So It was mentioned to me first by my cousin who's a retired PD in Jersey that loose dogs pose a risk to LE, and it was also mentioned here.  I guess my questions would be:


-Should I encourage citizens in this high crime area to bring their dogs in when there's alot of police activity? (I would if I lived there)


-If someone calls 911 and the dispatcher hears barking, should he or she suggest to lock the dog up before the police arrive?  I think I would but I'm not a dispatcher and I understand high crime area's get tons of calls.


-How does the officer protect his K9 Partner from the other dog?


Our goal wil be to encourage a few people to spay, Nueter.  We also want people to know how to handle their high energy breed.  My objective will be to incorporate Officer Safety as well. 


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In other words, when going on a PA, let's say a domestic call, what would be the recomendation for those that have dogs inside AND/OR outside to do wether their dog gets riled up or not? 


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Ok so let me see your going to be working with LEO's educating them on domestic dog safety, educating the public on dogs and safety for police... I think I'm missing something here? It feel like I'm having a blonde moment!

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DPalmer says ...



Ok so let me see your going to be working with LEO's educating them on domestic dog safety, educating the public on dogs and safety for police... I think I'm missing something here? It feel like I'm having a blonde moment!



No, My coworkers are from the stadium and into rescue and one is working with an abused from the area, Patrick the dog found in the garbage shoot. Our group is going offer free training in the mornings in one of the parks.  I want to incorporate officer safety into the program.  In other words we will work with the dogs, but the real training will be focused towards the people.  What I learn from this post can be incorporated into this program.  That's why I asked the questions.


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Ok got ya sounds great I'm sure you'll find the info you need it may take some time though. I think it's a great idea I have had many times that, when in uniform, a dog didn't want to be friends. I've found that a lot of rescue dogs seem to be traumatized from their rescue experience. They are often rescued by someone in a uniform. And don't know that their just trying to help! What I've tried many times and with success is to put on a wind breaker with no logo's on it I let the dog get to know me first. Then took the wind breaker off. I almost always got good results. However their was one case....Hang on gotta go be back soon to tell you the rest.

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I was headed somewhere I can't even remember where but I noticed the most beautiful White Shepherd walking down the middle of a two lane road. I pulled over and got the dog to come to me. Once he was out of the road I called animal control as the place I was at did not have a humane society. While waiting on them to arrive I noticed how sweet, well mannered, and obedient the dog was. Then all of a sudden someone wearing a coat walked by and then started to approach us. This was winter time. The dog jumped infront of me and acted like it was going to tare them apart. It made me think wow what's the deal? So when the Animal Control guy got there and started to get out of the truck with his coat on the dog had the same reaction. I told him to slide back into the truck and take off his coat. And wham the dog was ok with him.... Even longer story short come to find out the dog had been beaten by little thug wanna be's wearing coats. He'd run away from home and gotten lost.

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Well that's why I said earlier, we will work with the dogs, but Train the people. This is a low income demographic, and most likely can not afford a trainer. 


Handlers may know of an ancedote to the problem of loose dogs interfering with police work, and working with the High energy larger k9's, training the people,  and encouraging Spay and Neutering  may lesson the risks and danger as well.


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That's what I'm hoping for!


Just wanted to give you my experiences. Because I know I learned from a lot of my siblings "History".


I'm sure though that one of PL's members will have some Great info to help. I personally have never had to walk up to a dog in a situation. I was always able to give time for the dog to learn I was safe prior to anything.