Sunday, April 20, 2014
Inside this book you will find comprehensive information on every aspect of the K9 unit, from administration to officer safety on the job. With two decades of experience, R. S. Eden presents expert training exercises and deployment procedures. Action photos back up his points. In addition, the author examines the attitudes of law enforcement officers from both within and outside the K9 team and analyzes how this affects officer performance and morale.
The last Army dog field manual (FM) was published in 1977. It reflected military working dog (MWD) doctrine developed during the Vietnam era. Although useful at that time, much of the information has since become obsolete. Today, MWD teams are employed in dynamic ways never before imagined. Today's MWD team is a highly deployable capability that commanders have used around the world from Afghanistan to Africa and from the Balkans to Iraq. These specialized teams aid commanders in stability and support operations as well as in warfighting. Being modular and mobile makes these teams very agile. As situations dictate, MWD teams are quick to arrive and able to conduct various operations. Their versatility allows for effective transformation at all echelons among readiness for deployment and operations on the ground, through redeployment and back to readiness. The highly aggressive dog tactics of the 1960s and 1970s are long gone. Today's MWD program effectively employs expertly trained and motivated handlers coupled with highly intelligent breeds of dogs. These teams are continuously rotating between their assigned duties and deployments worldwide to perform joint operations, multi-echelon tasks, and interagency missions. This FM addresses the current capabilities of the Military Police Working Dog Program as well as the potential for future applications. As technology and world situations change, the MWD team will continue the transformation process and give commanders the full-spectrum capabilities needed to be combat multipliers on the battlefield as well as persuasive force protection and antiterrorism assets.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
The objective of this association will be to preserve the German Shepherd dog in accordance with the breed standard as a working dog, to promote humane dog training methods for the working dog and to support responsible dog ownership and breeding practices.
The dog's loyalty to its master combined with its inherent working abilities is the basis for all training undertaken by this Club; training methods used shall be in keeping with this basis.
Obedience, Protection, and Tracking training sessions designed to prepare the dog handler team for Schutzhund trials shall be held by the club at least once a week. All Schutzhund trial preparation shall be in accordance with VDH trial rules. Training goals may vary from or go beyond the Schutzhund performance requirements to accommodate the membership's views and interests, but all training must fall within the framework of the Club's stated purpose and all dogs on the active list of the Club's record are to be engaged in United Schutzhund Clubs of America trial degree preparation on a regular basis.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
- Wood is kiln dried and treated with natural color stains to make it suitable for indoor and outdoor use.
- Natural insulating feature of wood keeps your pet warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
- Removable roof top and bottom panels for easy cleaning
- Raised bottom design keeps pets dry.
- Easy to assemble with instructions and hardware included. Phillip screwdriver required.