by apple on 14 August 2019 - 16:08
by emoryg on 14 August 2019 - 17:08
by duke1965 on 14 August 2019 - 18:08
by apple on 14 August 2019 - 18:08
I think sleeves have a limited role in training green dogs for police work, such as a short period of grip development and rewards for building searches in the early phases. Otherwise, I think they should be put on a suit as much as possible and not slipping the suit.
by emoryg on 15 August 2019 - 11:08
There's an old saying, 'start making excuses for your dog, and you end up with an excuse for a dog'. Having to worry about a police dog biting a sleeve (at any level of training) and it having an impact on his street performance speaks volumes of the person who tested and/or trained the dog and their lack of understanding the basic fundamentals of dog vs human bite dynamics and the desirable traits needed for the K-9 to thrive in those encounters.
I have no idea who the hacks are that feed vulnerable people this BS, but it translates into them being clueless about selecting and training police dogs. Might as well be saying, oh, by the way, here’s a crap dog that you or your fellow officers to one day depend on. Just teach him to push, say a little prayer, learn how to do the Heimlich maneuver so when he chokes on the real bite you can save him, and don’t let him bite a sleeve. He’ll do just fine.
Until the basic concepts are understood, equipment will never be just an adjunct for bitework as intended, but will remain a wing and a prayer for the dog. Then again, as long as the criminal isn’t wearing a sleeve….He’ll do just fine.
by apple on 15 August 2019 - 12:08
by duke1965 on 15 August 2019 - 14:08
agree with Emoryg, I test and work all green dogs on a sleeve, why not, if they will bite prey/reward only it is same on a suit, saw multiple KNPV titled dogs that wouldnot bite anything else than a suit.
like your old saying Emoryg LOL
by apple on 15 August 2019 - 14:08
by duke1965 on 15 August 2019 - 15:08
I hate when people make stupid statements like that LOL….with the right dog, the right suit and the right decoy,,, DUUHHHH
with the right dog it doesnot matter if he is worked on a sleeve either
by emoryg on 15 August 2019 - 16:08
Here are two of my helpers.lol Basically it was any officer I could find who would put on the jacket and stand there with one arm out to the side. The uniformed officers wore dry cleaned and pressed uniforms, with everything shined and polished. Not exactly the best clothes for playing with dogs, so I was lucky to have them help me. The second officer was a big guy, super nice, polite and friendly. He had a cool first name, Cannon. A few years later he drowned at the lake.
On Wednesday we had a ten hour training day, so all the handlers came in and took time feeding bites to the dogs. It was a little better, plus if someone got hurt they just laughed it off instead of filling out worker comp claims.
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