U.S. Military Working Dog Training Handbook

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Learn how to train your dog exactly as the U.S. military trains its canine soldiers. This manual is the Department of Defense’s principle source of information on care, conditioning, and training of our nation’s Military Working Dogs – such as “Cairo,” the canine who served in the raid that killed Bin Laden. From basics, such as “HEEL” and “STAY” to negotiating obstacle courses, to tracking, searching, and even attacking . . . this manual shows readers how our military trains their dogs to be the best ...

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Overview

Learn how to train your dog exactly as the U.S. military trains its canine soldiers. This manual is the Department of Defense’s principle source of information on care, conditioning, and training of our nation’s Military Working Dogs – such as “Cairo,” the canine who served in the raid that killed Bin Laden. From basics, such as “HEEL” and “STAY” to negotiating obstacle courses, to tracking, searching, and even attacking . . . this manual shows readers how our military trains their dogs to be the best trained canines in the world. Contents include:
• Veterinary Training Priorities 
• Principles of Conditioning and Behavior Modification 
• Patrol Dog Training   * Clear Signals Training Method 
• Deferred Final Response 
• Detector Dog Training Validation 
• The Military Working Dog (WMD Program) 
• Facilities and Equipment 
• And more…
 
 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762780327
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/30/2012
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 347,946
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

The U.S. Air Force is the executive agency for the Department of Defense Military Working Dog Program. The 341st Training Squadron, Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas, operates this program. They provide trained Military Working Dogs, handlers, trainers and kennel masters for the Department of Defense and other government agencies.

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Table of Contents

1012 Perform Cardiac Ar

Provide First Aid to MW

15

Provide First Aid for Dehydration 1912

2112 Provide First Ai

2412 Provide First Aid for He

2612 Administer Intravenous Fluids 3012 Pro

3612 Provide Firs

3812 Provide First Aid to MWD with an

4012 Induce V

4212 Apply a Bandage to the Head, Neck, or Trunk 4312 Prov

4612 Apply a Spli

4812 Ad

5112 Administer Ear Medication 5412 Clean the

5512 Trim the Toenails 56

Express the Anal Sacs 5612 Initiate Medical Evacuation 5712 P

5912 Provide Firs

6112 Administer an

6312 Pr

6712 P

6912 Administer Acti

7112 Treat an MWD for Training Aid Toxicity

Perform Nuclear, Biological, and C

7412 Perfo

7512 Symptoms

7812 Canine Infections and Diseases 8011 Chapter

Principles of Conditioning and Behavior Modification 8212 Motivation 82

Learning and Conditioning 8612 Classical Conditioning 8912 Instr

9212 Discrimina

9912 Inducive versus Compulsive Training 10012 Applic

10012 Application of Co

10512 Gene

10912 Le

11012 Anticipation 11111

Chapter 3 Patrol Dog Training 11312

11312 Obstacle Course

Controlled Aggression 12212 Agitation 12312 Control

Scouting 13012

131

Maintaining Proficiency 13112 Se

13212 Bui

13412 Bui

13412

13712 D

Proficienc

15012 SF Standardization and

15211 Chapte

Clear Signals Traini

15312 Introduction 1

Clear Signa

15312

Obedience Training with CST 17112 Controll

18612 Gunshots 21211 Chapter 5 Defer

21412 DFR Background 21412 Rew

21412 D

21612 Overview of the DFR Training

21712

21912 Slow or Reluctant Fina

Stop and Stare in DFR Dogs 223

Issues with DFR Dogs 23011 Chapt

Detector Dog Training Validation and Lega

23612 Va

23612 Legal Aspects 23811 Chapt

The Military Working Dog Progr

24112 Doctrine 24112

24112 Employment Areas 24212 Understand

24612 The MWD Se

24711 Chapter

Administration/Medical Records, Forms, and Reports

25112 Administ

25111

Chapter 9 Facilities an

25812 Kennel

25812 Obsta

25912 Authorized Equipment 25912 Maintenance of Equipm

26112 Vehicle Authorization for Kennel Suppor

26212 Shipping Crates 26211 Chapter 1

Safety and Transportatio

26312 Ken

26312 Training A

26412 Safety in the Veterin

26412 Operational Safety 26512

Vehicle Transportation

Aircraft Transportation 26612 Military Air Tra

26712 Ex

26712

26711 Chapter 11 Operational

26812 Securit

26812 Air Provos

27111 Chapter 12

27912 MWDs

27912 Backgr

27912 MWD Organization 28012 Pre-

28212 Deploymen

28412 Capabilities and Limi

29012 Employment 29112 Re-depl

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