Lessons from a military K-9 trainer

By Jeff Franklin, PoliceOne Contributor

Through training a multitude of dog teams for military special operations, I have gained significant insight into how best prepare K-9 teams. Below are some valuable lessons I would like to share with the police community.  

The importance of dog selection

Selecting the correct dog for the job is the most important thing. Do not get a dog because you like the “looks of the canine” or the “breed,” or because a vendor convinced you to.

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