railerat said: Oh, man. I won't lie, I'm really digging the change to the malinois in military and police work. They've also been doing more s+r (I'm more connected to the s+r community and service dog community, although I'd really like to begin training for other work soon. There's a serious lack of good tranining practices in police dog training especially.)
Agreed! They’re just much more compact too. Good for tight spots and hoisting over walls or lifting up. Especially compared to a Shepherd. But yeah, I’m really loving the change for Mals! Ah, that’s interesting about S+R! I know they use Mals for bomb detection too, so the S+R doesn’t surprise me.
Oh man, tell me about it! I think the machismo stuff comes into play a lot with that kind of stuff. The documentary I watched was a good example of that. The guy was saying he wanted the aggressive dog and it bit him on the first day so he slammed it on it’s back to make it see him as the “alpha”. And boy did he look proud of himself when he said that. Ughh. And choke and prong collars everywhere too.
You know, I would love to do studies on the salivary cortisol levels on military dogs and the difference between traditional and force-free. Idk, it would be interesting to see whether it impacts on stress.
when ur friend suddenly drAW U A THING
United States Army - Military Policewoman (MP)
Shepherd in training camp time the 2nd world war
so my plan for halloween is to dress up as a Nazgul with my black horse and go trick or treating but instead of saying “trick or treat” i’ll either scream or hiss “Bagginssssssssss, Shhhhhhhire” and then ransack their villages in my search for the One Ring
i was joking
i drew Wyldstyle for my sis
A female soldier who befriended a heroic bomb-hunting dog in Afghanistan tracked down her comrade and gave him a new home after the dog acquired PTSD from serving on the front lines.
Read the full story here.
Just chillin’ out with my boy