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Dog Training for Law Enforcement

NCJ Number
R S Eden
Date Published
199 pages
This book is intended to provide a basic guide for the law enforcement officer who will work with a K9 unit and to provide instruction for the general public on raising and training a dog to be both a reliable protector and a trustworthy companion.
The introductory chapters discuss the pack instinct which helps a dog relate to his owner and family, how to communicate with a dog, and how to screen and test potential police dog candidates. The manual outlines points on raising the potential police service dog, elements of K9 care and nutrition, equipment, and basic obedience training. Subsequent chapters describe in detail topics of particular concern to law enforcement including tracking and area searches, aggression and criminal apprehension, and building searches. The rest of the book covers training exercises, guidelines for patrol members, tips for the K9 officer who is called to testify, and administrative and reporting procedures.


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