Archive for the 'Military Dog Training' Category

Get Down With Your Bad Self / M-7

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Military Dog Knowhow

  MILITARY DOG TRAINING is all about preparing ordinary canines for the unpredictable environment of worldwide policing. It is the feedback recieved from Military Working Dog Handlers in the field that allow the K9 Basic Training Program to adapt, and create training scenarios that prepare a new dog team for current active duty working conditions. It is this chain of […]

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Sit You Mangy Mutt / M-6

Welcome to the Tactical Dog Obedience part of our training. I will be giving you the Military version of training your dog in basic obedience and we will cover only the commands that i feel are essential to you properly utilizing your dog. We will be using the tactical mindset when training and this means

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The Military Working bucket

One of my favorite memories of beginning my dog training for the military was the first training tool i was introduced to as a new handler. I was introduced to my first training partner, the military working bucket. As an untrained future dog handler you were not allowed to just grab a dog and start training […]

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Avoidance Training M-5

Tactical dog training continues with this portion of my military K9 instruction. In avoidance training, a dog learns not to make a wrong response to avoid a vocal or physical correction. A continuous reward schedule is followed in avoidance training. That is, every time the dog makes an undesired response, it receives one correction. a. […]

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How to reward your dog – Part 2

We are continuing the dog training from our last module, and this is the actual military working dog information i was taught when i was an air force dog handler many years ago. After you finish this

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Reward Training M-4

Reward training is one of two methods used to train dogs to do tasks on command. The dog must learn how to get a vocal reward or a petting reward by performing a task. Learning is a change in behavior due to practice and not associated with fatigue or maturation. Vocal and petting rewards must […]

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Principles Of Dog Training M-3

Now we get into the real secrets of creating your own military working dog.  The basic outline of the military obedience training course is similar to what most professional dog trainers use. You will find subtle differences in techniques and discipline, and as an added bonus that you would not get under normal training circumstances, […]

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Authorized Equipment M-2

The following items are used by each MWD handler and are issued on entering initial patrol dog training. These are the tools of the military working dog handler.

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Concept of the Program M-1

Like other highly specialized pieces of equipment, MWD’s supplement and enhance the capabilities of security police personnel. When integrated into existing security forces, MWD  teams enable those forces to perform their mission more effectively and, in many cases, with significant savings in manpower, time, and money. Also, MWD teams provide

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