Dog trainer – Cochrane Dog Training http://cochranedogtraining.com/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 22:09:44 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://cochranedogtraining.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/icon-2022-01-31T193452.047-150x150.jpg Dog trainer – Cochrane Dog Training http://cochranedogtraining.com/ 32 32 Dog trainer who ‘struggles’ with breed warns they could be added to banned list https://cochranedogtraining.com/dog-trainer-who-struggles-with-breed-warns-they-could-be-added-to-banned-list/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 17:12:47 +0000 https://cochranedogtraining.com/dog-trainer-who-struggles-with-breed-warns-they-could-be-added-to-banned-list/ When it comes to choosing a dog that suits us, there are many things that must be taken into account. Whether it’s how much time we can spend with them, what the dog needs or what it eats, it’s not always as easy as choosing a cute-looking four-legged friend. At present, there are currently four […]]]>

When it comes to choosing a dog that suits us, there are many things that must be taken into account.

Whether it’s how much time we can spend with them, what the dog needs or what it eats, it’s not always as easy as choosing a cute-looking four-legged friend.

At present, there are currently four breeds and types of dogs banned in the UK – a Pit Bull Terrier, a Japanese Tosa, a Dogo Argentino and a Fila Brasileiro.

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However, a canine expert now thinks there should be another added to the list after admitting he would ‘struggle’ looking after the dog on his own, despite being a dog trainer, if not. was not for the help of his team.

Jacob Morgan, founder and trainer of the YorkshireCanineAcademy.co.ukbelieve it Belgian Malinois could be added to the red list.

Jacob, who has trained over 2,500 dogs and owns five himself, explained: “This week alone I saw five Belgian Malinois dogs seeking rehoming via Facebook. It’s scary to see because it shows that people buy this breed of dog and can’t take care of it.

“My Belgian Malinois puppy, Stark, is 15 weeks old and I am with him most of the day training our clients’ dogs. But I also have staff members who can also make sure Stark is stimulated by giving him an activity to do every hour. Even as a dog trainer, if it was just me taking care of Stark, I would struggle.

According Wales onlinethis breed is being sold online for £650 with Google Trends showing a 50% increase in online interest in the last 12 months alone.

The expert dog trainer said he plans to participate in appropriate sports with his dog Stark when he is older with activities that test tracking, obedience and protection skills, as well as assessing whether a dog has the appropriate traits and characteristics of a good working dog.



A Belgian malinois.

In addition to being highly intelligent, athletic and energetic, dogs, which can grow to around 30 kg with a life expectancy of 14 to 16 years, are said to have a great prey drive. For this reason, and without proper socialization and training, they will chase small animals, vehicles, or children.

Jacob said: “I had planned to have a Belgian Malinois puppy for two years. I had chosen his name before finding the right breeder, because there are so many people who breed for profit rather than health and good personality traits. I can say with confidence that the Belgian Malinois is not a pet and especially if you have a full time job, you don’t have time for this breed.

“It takes thousands of hours of training to make a Belgian Malinois a ‘normal dog’. So many people are bred to have a “nervous edge,” which is mistaken for a desire to protect. »

He continued: “This breed has strong guarding and guarding instincts, and genetics compel them to chase and bite things. If an owner does not provide an outlet like the training shown in our video, dogs can become anxious and lash out at their owners.

“It’s a perfect storm going on right now and I’m sure it won’t be long before the breed is completely banned. Through no fault of their own, it will be the fault of the thoughtless breeders and owners who don’t haven’t done their research properly.

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Harborough dog trainer wins coveted industry accolade https://cochranedogtraining.com/harborough-dog-trainer-wins-coveted-industry-accolade/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 09:40:00 +0000 https://cochranedogtraining.com/harborough-dog-trainer-wins-coveted-industry-accolade/ Jo Cramp won the ‘Best Dog Behavior and Training Business – Leicestershire’ award as part of the LuxLife Pet Products and Services awards. Market Harborough dog trainer celebrates earning coveted industry accolade. Jo Cramp, 27, won the ‘Best Dog Behavior and Training Business – Leicestershire’ award as part of the LuxLife Pet Products and Services […]]]>
Jo Cramp won the ‘Best Dog Behavior and Training Business – Leicestershire’ award as part of the LuxLife Pet Products and Services awards.

Market Harborough dog trainer celebrates earning coveted industry accolade.

Jo Cramp, 27, won the ‘Best Dog Behavior and Training Business – Leicestershire’ award as part of the LuxLife Pet Products and Services awards.

The delighted canine expert born and bred in Market Harborough is based in the town and helps train dozens of dogs within a 15-mile radius.

Jo set up and runs her successful business JC Dog Behavior & Training after graduating from Harper Adams University in Shropshire with a BSc Hons in Animal Behavior & Welfare.

“I started JC Dog Behavior & Training just before the second Covid lockdown in January 2021 as a part-time business alongside my other part-time position with Leicester Animal Rescue as a kennel assistant.

“After qualifying with the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers, achieving the Distinction level, in August 2021, I decided to take the plunge as a full-time dog behaviorist and trainer in December 2021”, Jo said.

“Since opening, I have helped over 100 owners with individual sessions and over 150 owners in progress.

“I have recently specialized in working with reactive dogs who bark/rush/grow at other dogs as well as puppies under six months old.

“I pride myself on using reward-based, fun, and force-free methods when working with my clients because they provide better and longer-lasting results than punishment-based training,” added Jo.

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A Dog Trainer Controls a Big, Unruly Dog: Let’s See How https://cochranedogtraining.com/a-dog-trainer-controls-a-big-unruly-dog-lets-see-how/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 20:19:36 +0000 https://cochranedogtraining.com/a-dog-trainer-controls-a-big-unruly-dog-lets-see-how/ I was going to sew this on tiktok to give this guy a lot of credit. But, that wasn’t allowed, so I’ll just write down what it does correctly and what it doesn’t. Before I start, just a quick reminder, I’ve been a dog trainer my entire career in the Marine Corps. My last job […]]]>

I was going to sew this on tiktok to give this guy a lot of credit. But, that wasn’t allowed, so I’ll just write down what it does correctly and what it doesn’t.

Before I start, just a quick reminder, I’ve been a dog trainer my entire career in the Marine Corps. My last job in the Marine Corps was as Chief Marine Instructor at the Military Working Dog School. Anyway, those are my references. Take it or not, but it was fun watching this trainer.

Alright, the first thing I want you to pay attention to is how he works the leash. He stops when he wants the dog to sit. Dogs have something called an “opposing reflex”. They naturally want to do the opposite of force. If you want them back? Pull forward. Want them to sit down? Go back up. This trainer keeps a little too much tension throughout, but it’s nitpicking. He’s a good coach.

My only real criticism comes when he tries to pull the dog’s paws off him and off the leash. It was just a little sloppy. Ideally, you throw the legs to the side and glide over the dog like Cris Collinsworth to assert your dominance while pulling to get the dog to sit. You associate all of these movements with the “sit” command. This teaches the dog to sit and reinforces that you are the dominant in the relationship that this dog clearly needs.

If you want to learn more about how to manipulate your dog’s natural instincts to train him better, this video is a good start.

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A dog trainer explains the dangers of the same litter syndrome https://cochranedogtraining.com/a-dog-trainer-explains-the-dangers-of-the-same-litter-syndrome/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 16:25:54 +0000 https://cochranedogtraining.com/a-dog-trainer-explains-the-dangers-of-the-same-litter-syndrome/ You know what’s cuter than a new puppy? Two (or three, or four) new puppies! When first time owners choose a new dog, it can be tempting to bring them all home. Of course, that’s not always doable, but some people have room in their hearts and homes for more than one puppy. It’s not […]]]>

You know what’s cuter than a new puppy? Two (or three, or four) new puppies! When first time owners choose a new dog, it can be tempting to bring them all home. Of course, that’s not always doable, but some people have room in their hearts and homes for more than one puppy. It’s not hard to justify bringing two dogs home: they can play together, they’ll keep each other company throughout the day, and they might even be easier to potty train. Dog owners won’t have to worry about their pups not being socialized, and they certainly won’t suffer from separation anxiety. The pros definitely outweigh the cons, right? ! Well, not quite.

While it can be tempting to bring home two new puppies at once, there is one major downside. Professional K-9 Trainer and Manager Garret Wing of American Standard K9 explained the dangers of “litter syndrome” in a recent video shared on his TikTok Account. This phenomenon involving several young dogs can lead to serious behavioral problems on the road.

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“Same litter syndrome can occur when you buy two dogs from the same litter,” Wing explains in the clip. “Instead of bringing a puppy home, you said, ‘You know what? Our puppy needs a friend. Let’s buy two.’ »

He’ll explain that it “will come back to bite your ass” because the two puppies grow up in the same house.

“Inevitably, they’ll do just about everything together. They’ll eat together, sleep together, drink together, play together,” Wing says. “What’s going to happen is they’re going to form an extremely close bond – a bond so close that you won’t be part of their pack anymore.”

Rather than connecting with your new puppies and forming a family, Wing says you’ll be more like a zookeeper. Although it’s called “litter mate syndrome”, it can still happen with puppies from different litters and even different breeds. In the video, Wing shows two puppies having so much fun playing together that they never check on any humans. He explains that no dog owner can recreate the fun they have together or penetrate their bond. This behavior continues when they become adult dogs. In the second part of Wing’s video, he explains what the sequel could look like.

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The two dogs in the video, Blue and Murphy, are around 4 months old and often play together, but they don’t live together and play all the time. However, when they’re together, it’s clear that they don’t care about the humans around them. Wing points out that your pup can form friendships and have playdates with other puppies, but you need to space them out, so they don’t become too attached.

When you bring home a new puppy, it’s crucial to bond with them immediately. Take them everywhere with you to form a pack. If dogs do not form a pack with their humans, but form one with another dog, they can become difficult to control. As a coach, it becomes difficult to teach them new behaviors because all they want is to play with their buddy and they are not used to looking to people for guidance.

If you suspect your dogs are suffering from same litter syndrome, it takes hard work and a professional trainer to break the bond between the dogs and have productive training sessions. Sometimes dog owners may need to see a pet behaviorist to address any behavioral issues that may arise from having two puppies at the same time.

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Dog trainer’s warning about ‘dangerous’ breed that could be next on banned list https://cochranedogtraining.com/dog-trainers-warning-about-dangerous-breed-that-could-be-next-on-banned-list/ Mon, 13 Jun 2022 10:09:42 +0000 https://cochranedogtraining.com/dog-trainers-warning-about-dangerous-breed-that-could-be-next-on-banned-list/ An expert trainer has warned people against buying a Belgian Malinois – and predicts it will be the next breed added to Britain’s list of banned dangerous dogs. There are currently four types of dog breeds banned in the UK – Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino and Fila Brasileiro. Jacob Morgan, founder and […]]]>

An expert trainer has warned people against buying a Belgian Malinois – and predicts it will be the next breed added to Britain’s list of banned dangerous dogs.

There are currently four types of dog breeds banned in the UK – Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino and Fila Brasileiro.

Jacob Morgan, founder and trainer of the YorkshireCanineAcademy.co.ukthink this breed of Shepard dog could be added to the list.

The expert has trained more than 2,500 dogs and owns five himself – but he fears this particular breed could become anxious and lash out at its owners if not cared for properly.

According the governmentit is illegal to own any of the above four breeds, with owners subject to fines, court appearances, and dog confiscation.

However, if your dog is a prohibited breed but not considered dangerous by the courts, they may be exempt – but must be leashed and muzzled at all times when outdoors.

Jacob owns a Belgian Malinois, so he’s knowledgeable about what it takes to care for it.

According to his expert opinion, he thinks this type of dog is not for everyone.



Jacob and Stark

As reported by Wales onlineJacob said: “This week alone I saw five Belgian Malinois dogs seeking rehoming via Facebook.

“It’s scary to see because it shows that people are buying into this breed of dog and can’t deal with it.

“My Belgian Malinois puppy, Stark, is 15 weeks old and I’m with him most of the day training our clients’ dogs.

“But I also have staff members who can also make sure Stark is stimulated by giving him an activity to do every hour. Even as a dog trainer, if it was just me taking care of Stark, I would have a hard time.”

Often mistaken for a short-haired German Shepherd, the Belgian Malinois is traditionally a herding dog.

Highly intelligent, athletic and very energetic, they were made famous by films such as John Wick and Dog with Channing Tatum.

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You’ve probably also seen them jump over high walls in online videos and work for the SAS and police forces around the world.

The Belgian Malinois can reach around 30 kg and its life expectancy is 14 to 16 years.

The breed has a high prey drive, and without proper socialization and training, it will chase small animals, vehicles, or children.

Jacob said: ‘I had been planning on having a Belgian Malinois puppy for two years, I had chosen his name before I found the right breeder because there are so many people who breed for profit rather than health. and good personality traits.

“I can say with confidence that the Belgian Malinois is not a pet and especially if you have a full time job, you don’t have time for this breed.

“It takes thousands of hours of training to make a Belgian Malinois a ‘normal dog’, so many are bred to have a ‘nerve point’, which is mistaken for a desire to protect.”

“This breed has strong guarding and guarding instincts, and genetics compel them to chase and bite things,” he continued.

“If an owner doesn’t provide an outlet like the training shown in our video, dogs can become anxious and lash out at their owners.

“It’s a perfect storm going on right now and I’m sure it won’t be long before the breed is completely banned.

“Throughout any fault on their part, it will be the fault of the thoughtless breeders and owners who have not done their research properly.”

Belgian Malinois puppies are being sold on public pet-trading sites for just £650, and Google trends show there has been a 50% increase in online interest in these puppies over the past the last 12 months only.

Jacob plans to compete in appropriate sports with Stark when he is older, in competitions such as Shutzhund, a canine sport that tests tracking, obedience and protection skills, and assesses whether a dog has the traits and appropriate characteristics of a good working dog.

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Dog Trainer’s Horrific Abuse Campaign Against Baby Girl Gets 18 Years in Prison https://cochranedogtraining.com/dog-trainers-horrific-abuse-campaign-against-baby-girl-gets-18-years-in-prison/ Fri, 10 Jun 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://cochranedogtraining.com/dog-trainers-horrific-abuse-campaign-against-baby-girl-gets-18-years-in-prison/ A dog trainer has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for the horrific abuse and rape of a young girl. Luke Riley looked shaky and petrified as he entered the dock at Nottingham Crown Court on Friday June 10 to receive his punishment. Riley, who trains service dogs, has kept a terrible secret about […]]]>

A dog trainer has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for the horrific abuse and rape of a young girl. Luke Riley looked shaky and petrified as he entered the dock at Nottingham Crown Court on Friday June 10 to receive his punishment.

Riley, who trains service dogs, has kept a terrible secret about the repeated abuse of the seven-to-10-year-old victim. Her victim impact statement revealed how she suffered from nightmares, panic attacks and struggling in crowded places.

Riley, 36, of Newcastle Street, Mansfield Woodhouse, was previously of good character. He was found guilty after a trial in April of two oral rapes and nine sexual assaults on her. His aggregate sentence was 18 years with a license extended for one year upon his release.

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A sexual abuse prevention order will be in effect for 19 years and he will sign the sex offender registry for the rest of his life. Judge Rosalind Coe QC said the 11 counts represented an element of progression of the offence, starting with the kiss, performing a sexual act on him and touching him, and the two oral rapes.

She brought up the details of one of the rapes where he held the girl’s nose so she couldn’t breathe when she refused to do what he wanted. Riley continues to deny the offenses, continues to blame the victim and, therefore, shows no remorse, the judge added.

She read references from Riley’s friends, family and neighbors who told her a different side to what came out during her trial. “Someone who is able to show care, work on behalf of others and particularly refer to your work with training dogs helping people,” Judge Coe said. “You don’t accept the verdicts of the jury.”

Steven Gosnell, defending, said Riley was a father of three children and, prior to this offense, a man of good character. “You know of his work training dogs that help people. You saw one of the dogs at the trial. There’s no doubt he’s had a lot of success in his life. He maintains his innocence .”

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Why a Dog Trainer Warns It’s Not Cute When Your Puppy ‘Guards’ Your Child https://cochranedogtraining.com/why-a-dog-trainer-warns-its-not-cute-when-your-puppy-guards-your-child/ Thu, 09 Jun 2022 19:36:25 +0000 https://cochranedogtraining.com/why-a-dog-trainer-warns-its-not-cute-when-your-puppy-guards-your-child/ Is it really “cute” or “special” when a pet dog is babysitting…or is it a sign of something more serious? It certainly looks like something you’d see in a sappy dog ​​movie. But a dog trainer weighs in on what we actually see when we see a dog acting “protectively” on a child – and, […]]]>

Is it really “cute” or “special” when a pet dog is babysitting…or is it a sign of something more serious? It certainly looks like something you’d see in a sappy dog ​​movie. But a dog trainer weighs in on what we actually see when we see a dog acting “protectively” on a child – and, news flash, that’s not a sign of a special bond between the couple. In fact, it could indicate resource guarding, a serious behavior problem in dogs. This is the message of Jacqui Zakar, expert in K-9 (@DogSense) is trying to get parents across in a series of explainer videos on TikTok.

You’ve seen it before: mom and dad bring home a precious new baby. At first, Fido may seem uncertain or even a little sulky and jealous that the new baby in the family is taking away the attention he received as a puppy. At some point, however, the pup’s disposition changes. They could be sweet and gentle with the new baby. Maybe your precious pup “guards” the baby from the top of the stairs or sleeps under his crib.

Other times, however, this link may take on a different tone. A dog can become much more protective and growl at visitors or parents if they get too close to the baby. Some people think it’s cute, showing it as proof that the dog loves the baby just as much as mom and dad. Zakar says that’s not exactly the case.

Zakar recently shared a video uploaded by another user showing a dog lying next to a baby. When the child’s parent approaches, the dog growls. The video’s caption – ‘When the dog thinks he’s a daddy now’ – underscores the lighthearted way people typically view this type of behavior.

In response, Zakar explains: “On the one hand, we want our dogs to listen to us, to be obedient to follow our advice. But, on the other hand, we see a video like this and we think the dog is protective. This dog aggressively warns his own owner to stay away from his own child. It is not obeying. It’s not listening. What reason does a dog have for guarding a baby from its own parent? The reason is that it is a behavior problem. It is not protection. It has nothing to do with the safety of the baby. Please. Can we wake up?

You don’t have to be a dog trainer to see what she means. You may want your dog to protect you from scary outside dangers. However, your dog should not see you as a “threat”. And of course, you don’t want him to keep you from your own property or your own children.

Even if you wanted to challenge Zakar’s argument that the dog isn’t trying to protect the baby, the behavior is still disconcerting. According to the logic, the dog is “protective”, you could play rough with your toddler and your dog could attack you because he assumes that you are hurting your child. Not only are you in danger in this scenario, but your child is also suddenly in danger.

Zakar’s opinion obviously caused a bit of a stir. Since then, she’s addressed people’s concerns in a few videos. In a follow-up video, Zakar digs deeper into the behavior and warns parents that this is very rarely a gradual change in a dog’s behavior and you need to watch for the signs.

“You’ll never know exactly why this kind of behavior occurs, but I can almost guarantee it wasn’t sudden. It’s usually a case where the lower level panels just haven’t been identified, or they’ve been misidentified as something else,” says Zakar. “As I said earlier, resource protection usually has a genetic component. It would not be surprising if this dog guards other things. If the underlying emotion causing this behavior is not addressed, it will likely get worse.

When Zakar talks about a dog guarding other things, she is referring to guarding resources. It could look like a dog slamming you if you pet it while it drinks or protecting its own food bowl. Other signs include a dog stiffening its body over an object, “whale eye” (when the whites of its eyes appear), lifting its lips, staring, growling low, and baring its teeth.

The key to remember here is to make sure your dog is truly properly trained and that you notice any new or persistent behavior. Not all behaviors seem bothersome at the moment. But in the long run, they could turn into much bigger problems, like a dog that won’t let its parents near their own child, or a dog that bites a crawling baby when it reaches its food bowl. According to Centers for Disaster Control and Prevention4.5 million people are bitten by dogs each year, with 800,000 requiring medical attention – the most common victims being children.

So while it’s cute that dogs and kids have special bonds, it’s crucial to make sure their relationship is healthy and safe.

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Powell River Gets British Columbia SPCA Accredited Dog Trainer https://cochranedogtraining.com/powell-river-gets-british-columbia-spca-accredited-dog-trainer/ Mon, 06 Jun 2022 17:48:04 +0000 https://cochranedogtraining.com/powell-river-gets-british-columbia-spca-accredited-dog-trainer/ This is a first of its kind for dog training in Powell River. The BC Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) recently announced that a society-accredited trainer has moved to the city. Maren Bruun’s business is “Paw in Hand” and she moved with her family from Squamish in September 2021. “We’re really […]]]>

This is a first of its kind for dog training in Powell River.

The BC Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) recently announced that a society-accredited trainer has moved to the city.

Maren Bruun’s business is “Paw in Hand” and she moved with her family from Squamish in September 2021.

“We’re really excited every time we have a new trainer in a new community for AnimalKind,” said SPCA spokeswoman Nicole Fenwick. Vista Radio. “We want everyone in the province to have access to human trainers in their area, so yeah, that’s great.”

Voluntary accreditation requires trainers to follow a set of standards based on reward-based training and reading a dog’s body language.

“All the evidence points to reward-based training as the most effective and humane way to train a dog so that they (the trainers) follow all of these science-based practices in their training,” Fenwick explained.

For those unable to access a one-on-one trainer, Fenwick says more trainers are offering virtual classes.

It’s not just the customers who benefit from the training. Bruun also worked with shelter dogs before they were adopted.

The AnimalKind Standards have been in place since 2019. The first standards were established for wildlife and rodent control companies the previous year.

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Arizona military dog ​​trainer continues the tradition https://cochranedogtraining.com/arizona-military-dog-trainer-continues-the-tradition/ Thu, 02 Jun 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://cochranedogtraining.com/arizona-military-dog-trainer-continues-the-tradition/ In Reid’s work as a senior MWD trainer, dogs are trained and certified for single and dual purposes. These consist of detection and patrol. Animals have played an important role in military campaigns for thousands of years. Horses and dogs, in particular, crossed continents with their handlers and masters as support and, at times, as […]]]>

In Reid’s work as a senior MWD trainer, dogs are trained and certified for single and dual purposes. These consist of detection and patrol.

Animals have played an important role in military campaigns for thousands of years. Horses and dogs, in particular, crossed continents with their handlers and masters as support and, at times, as companions in war.

Ancient authors such as Pliny the Elder wrote about a number of breeds used by the Roman army during the expansion of the empire and the different roles played by animals. Among the favorites for their strength and size were the Cane Corso and the Molossian, a probable ancestor of the Neapolitan Mastiff.

During Julius Caesar’s invasion of Britain in 55 BCE, he encountered opposition from Celtic warriors accompanied by their fearsome dogs. In medieval times, it was not uncommon for dogs to accompany knights on multi-year religious crusades.

Fast forward to the turn of the 20th century, and a Belgian Malinois named Taki would become the first dog to be used as a messenger in World War I. Another notable dog during the period was Sergeant Stubby (1916-1926), the unofficial mascot of the 102nd Infantry Regiment assigned to the 26th (Yankee) Division. He served for 18 months and fought in 17 battles on the Western Front. He reportedly saved his regiment from mustard gas attacks, located and comforted the wounded, and grabbed a German soldier by the seat of his uniform and held him until American GIs arrived. Stubby has been called the most decorated war dog of World War I and the only dog ​​to be named and promoted to sergeant in combat. He played such a remarkable role in history that his remains can be found at the Smithsonian today.

During World War II, Belgian Sheepdogs were again used as message carriers, Red Cross dogs and defense dogs. At the same time, there were the United States Marine Corps “Devil Dog” war dog platoons, serving in the Pacific. Composed primarily of Dobermans, the Devil Dogs trained for military service first in Cuba and then at the Navy War Dog Detachment Training School at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. They were joined there by a boxer named Fritz, who is said to have been the very first dog sworn and signed into the Marine Corp. They acted as messengers, sentinels and scouts and would eventually include German Shepherds, Labs and other breeds. Beginning their service as privates, after five years they could work their way up to the rank of gunnery sergeant, eventually outranking their dog handlers.

In the 1960s, American soldiers continued to work with Dobermans and Shepherds in Vietnam. Although their roles throughout history have been varied, dogs have traditionally been considered too valuable to be sent into battle. For this reason, they came in all shapes and sizes. There was even a four-pound Yorkie named Smoky who helped troops during World War II and later became the world’s first registered therapy dog. For the most part, the work of military dogs includes guarding, detaining, and detecting.

Military dog ​​trainer Josh Reid continues the tradition. Technical Sergeant. Reid is stationed at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson. As part of the 355th SFS, his love of dogs and desire to work with them has been a lifelong journey beginning with a canine demonstration he witnessed as a child at the Air National Guard Base of Selfridge, Michigan. A native of Clinton Township, he joined the Air Force in August 2007. In addition to three overseas tours, he was stationed in Colorado, Ohio and North Carolina before finally coming to Arizona.

In his 14 years in the armed forces, 10 were spent with dogs. Reid started out as a manager before moving into a trainer and then becoming a kennel master. His work with military working dogs (MWD) focuses on teaching animals a technique known as Bite and Hold, in which the canines latch onto a subject until a handler – dog can apply handcuffs.

MWDs are not trained to kill. Instead, they are taught to bite specific parts of the body, such as the chest, back, arms, or legs of the individual that they must hold until ordered to release. A good bite consists of contact with all four canines. The move is known as a full mouth bite and is extremely effective in incapacitating fleeing suspects or potential threats.

In order to elicit this response, military decoys are deployed in protective gear to ensure no harm is done to them and the dogs are praised for the level of accuracy they achieve in obedience court. But first, there’s a dog training camp at Lackland AFB in San Antonio, Texas, where initial training takes place. TSgt. Reid says the animals can “disappear” if they don’t meet the program’s criteria. It is the same with all service dog training. Not all dogs are suited for particular tasks, but that doesn’t mean they can’t perform well in other equally important roles.

In Reid’s work as a senior MWD trainer, dogs are trained and certified for single and dual purposes. These consist of detection and patrol. Through detection, dogs look for explosives or narcotics. Both groups are taught the Bite and Hold maneuver by Reid and his decoy assistants.

Last year, Reid participated in the Arizona Law Enforcement Canine Association’s annual Desert Dog Trials in Scottsdale. “The purpose of the gathering was to bring together top law enforcement canine programs to share experience, develop tactics and advance their training.

He also added that there is the aspect of friendly competition between the teams to see who the top dogs in Arizona are. With training and competition, 355th Security Forces Squadron MWD team air personnel are able to enhance the ability to defend the base and ensure the safety of all service members on the installation. . NBF

By Rebecca West

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Dog trainer fined after two French bulldogs left in car boot die of heat stress https://cochranedogtraining.com/dog-trainer-fined-after-two-french-bulldogs-left-in-car-boot-die-of-heat-stress/ Wed, 01 Jun 2022 08:15:00 +0000 https://cochranedogtraining.com/dog-trainer-fined-after-two-french-bulldogs-left-in-car-boot-die-of-heat-stress/ SINGAPORE: A dog trainer was fined S$8,000 on Wednesday (June 1) for leaving two French bulldogs in the trunk of his car for an hour and a half, causing them to die from heat stress. Sabrina Sim Xin Huey, 30, was also banned from running any animal-related business for a period of six months. She […]]]>

SINGAPORE: A dog trainer was fined S$8,000 on Wednesday (June 1) for leaving two French bulldogs in the trunk of his car for an hour and a half, causing them to die from heat stress.

Sabrina Sim Xin Huey, 30, was also banned from running any animal-related business for a period of six months.

She filed an appeal against the ban, which will not take effect until the appeal is decided.

District Judge Carol Ling said she didn’t disagree with the defense that “forgetting is human error.” But “the point is, results matter,” she said.

“Even if the defendant lacked intent, the severity of the harm … caused by the defendant’s actions was high and cannot be minimized,” the judge said.

The two dogs, named Chocoby and Hunniby, were imported by their owner from Australia to Singapore.

Sim, a dog trainer since 2014, was hired to train them. The arrangement involved the dogs staying with her for the entire training period.

On August 25, 2020, Sim completed a training session, put the two dogs in the trunk of her sedan, and drove home.

She arrived home around 2:30 p.m. and parked, turning off the engine and the air conditioning. The windows were rolled up and the car was parked in an unsheltered spot in the open-air car park.

As Sim got out of the car, she got distracted by a social media post and forgot to let the bulldogs out of the car.

She closed the car door, leaving the two dogs in the trunk of her car, and went up to her apartment.

At 4 p.m., about an hour and a half later, Sim realized that she had left the dogs in the trunk. She immediately ran to the car and found the two dogs unresponsive.

She took them to a nearby veterinary clinic, but they were both dead by the time they arrived.

A post-mortem examination revealed that Chocoby had been in a state of stress prior to his death with increased red blood cell turnover.

Sim pleaded guilty in May to a charge of failing to take reasonable steps to ensure Chocoby was not confined in a way that subjected him to unnecessary pain and suffering.

Another similar charge involving Hunniby has been considered for sentencing.

National Parks Board attorney Andy Dinesh previously told the court there was a need to maintain high industry standards for accredited dog trainers.

As a professional dog trainer, Sim could have adopted standard operating procedure to check his parked car before leaving, he said.

He added that it was important to deter such behavior among pet owners, as Singapore is a tropical country with a high number of vehicle owners.

Defense lawyer Clément Julien Tan had previously maintained that since the breach, Sim had trained more than 40 dogs without incident, receiving positive reviews for his work.

Pet owners continued to search for Sim and trust him even though they knew about the incident, Mr Tan said.

He also pointed out that training dogs was her livelihood and that she supported her elderly parents with her earnings.

At sentencing, Judge Ling noted that this was Sim’s first brush with the law and that there was no evidence of recklessness or risk-taking on his part.

Sim’s conduct showed she was truly sorry for what happened and she took steps to compensate the owners of the dogs in a confidential settlement, the judge heard.

Judge Ling said that even if that meant a prison sentence was not warranted, a ban was still necessary to achieve the goal of deterring other potential offenders.

As a licensed dog trainer, Sim’s expected duty of care was higher than that of an ordinary person in charge of a dog, the judge said.

The sentence underscored the greater responsibility of animal-related businesses to provide animal care, she added.

The penalty for failing to take reasonable steps to ensure that an animal is not confined in a manner that subjects it to unnecessary pain and suffering is imprisonment for up to two years , a fine of up to S$40,000 or both.

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