Due to their keen sense of smell and loyalty, dogs have served as law enforcement allies for centuries. Although, police dogs are not born, they are made and that is why they go through training before taking on the bad guys.
However, some of these would-be K-9s have made the public doubt their toughness due to the charming photos making the rounds on social media.
There are police dogs that come to this profession as adults, but the most common thing is that they receive training since they are puppies and it is in those moments that their sweetness makes us doubt their ability to deliver justice.
Like the rest of their fellow species, police dogs have great energy and an incredible sense of smell, but these must be tamed in some way so that the dog can use you for its tasks.
Someday your uniform will fit tighter.
But since all dogs are restless, getting them to behave like officers is not an easy task and that is why the first thing that happens in the lives of these dogs is to learn to be educated.
“In addition to focusing on basic dog training commands initially, it is essential for the owner to focus on creating a dog that is courteous, well-mannered, and can accept control and direction from the handler,” explained dog trainer Nick Jones Ma.
As Jones explains, all dogs can receive training to improve their behavior. That is what the primary training police dogs receive when they are just puppies is focused on.
These little friends will continue to be precious and there is no reason to change them, but the bandits should not underestimate them because once they start working it is because the dog is completely ready to act in dangerous situations.
During their first eight weeks, these police dogs begin to be trained with simple commands so that they are able to learn manners and show courtesy to their peers and other animals.
As police dogs get older, physical and behavioral training will increase. But one thing that their trainers are clear about is that with the furry ones there is always the possibility of going back.
Their trainers know that they are not dealing with robots but with living beings and, just like humans, some event can traumatize them or make them lose the confidence they have already acquired.
Faced with these common problems, police dogs always have a kind of godfather by their side.
In case you didn’t know, each police dog is assigned to a human partner who is not only primarily responsible for him during an operation, but also becomes his best friend.
K-9s typically live with their peers long before they graduate , and even after retirement, it is their squadmates who take responsibility for the police dogs.
For these little friends, the retreat is carried out with the service couple with whom they have shared their entire lives. It is, to put it in some way, a return home with the family and without the need to work anymore.
Something that the trainer recommends to be clear about is the progress in the routine always depends on the pet, so it is best to be tolerant.
“It’s good to have a plan, but all plans are subject to minor hiccups and your dog won’t appreciate the plan you have, so we’re at the dog’s mercy to some degree in terms of how quickly we can move forward in terms of of training and behavior,” Nick explained.
This trainer’s advice is effective not only for police dogs, but for our own pets. That is why you must attend to this final suggestion.
“In short, focus on good manners and courteous behavior as your first port of call, and then gradually add more and more difficult training challenges,” he explained.
These pups may not be the most reckless or rude police dogs , but we are sure that with the help of their uniformed companions and the patience of their handlers, they will reach their goal of being part of law enforcement.
Blessed are all the animals and people who dedicate their lives to the service of others. In addition to being generous, these little ones are so tender that they always deserve our love.