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Deploying K-9 a tough call, experts say

By Jonathan D. Silver
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Related: Pa. man kills K-9, is fatally shot by cops

PITTSBURGH — Police dogs and their handlers spend lots of time together — at home, in training and on the street. They work hard and play hard, and stress is a constant companion. Over time, they develop a complex bond reflecting their unusual relationship as master and pet, partners and family members.

So when K-9 officers unleash their dogs on a suspect, they do not take such action lightly, experts say. They do so, however, knowing that putting a dog in harm's way might save them or others.

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