U.S. Military Working Dog Training Handbook - Department of Defense

U.S. Military Working Dog Training Handbook

By Department of Defense

  • Release Date: 2012-10-30
  • Genre: Reference


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…