Comprehensive Training for Military Working Dog Handlers

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There are around 1,600 military working dogs serving in various branches of the United States military at this time.

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In addition to the dogs, there are handlers who are well-versed in all aspects of their partner's appearance, gait, and other non-verbal cues that aid in teamwork in a combat zone.

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Hand of War 1 The 341st Training Squadron's Military Working Dog Handler's Course is overseen by Instructor Supervisor Brianna Flores.

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She mentioned that there is a bit more they need in a handler than just service members with thick skin and the ability to tolerate criticism.

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All we really want is someone who is self-assured. Flores emphasized the need of being skilled when working with dogs.

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"However, simultaneously, someone who will respect the dog and prioritize the dog's needs, because that is our top priority ultimately."

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