Working Dogs Of Instagram

Artie @gone.to.the.dogz slowly remembering what a terror puppies are.

Artie @gone.to.the.dogz slowly remembering what a terror puppies are.


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Multiple times per week I see comments about “equipment fixation.” I wanted to address why equipment training is necessary for building a balanced dog that is going to be a civil working dog (LEO, PP, MWD). These dogs do not, and should not be bypassing a stage in training where they are equipment based. This stage is a healthy part of the foundation that builds proper biting and grip techniques, and it keeps you and your working dog safe. It also helps find out in a safe manner how much pressure the dog can take. If you think “real dogs” should not have a stage where they are not equipment based, you have no business training working dogs. Skipping equipment and “bringing the fight to the man” is only building an unbalanced dog, and creating conflict with people. Switching a dog from more equipment based training to civil work depends purely on both the mental and physical maturity of a dog. Training and going through the appropriate stages of training with a working dog is necessary no matter what genetic advantage you think your dog may have. Video from @carlosramirezk9.

Multiple times per week I see comments about “equipment fixation.” I wanted to address why equipment training is necessary for building a balanced dog that is going to be a civil working dog (LEO, PP, MWD). These dogs do not, and should not be bypassing a stage in training where they are equipment based. This stage is a healthy part of the foundation that builds proper biting and grip techniques, and it keeps you and your working dog safe. It also helps find out in a safe manner how much pressure the dog can take. If you think “real dogs” should not have a stage where they are not equipment based, you have no business training working dogs. Skipping equipment and “bringing the fight to the man” is only building an unbalanced dog, and creating conflict with people. Switching a dog from more equipment based training to civil work depends purely on both the mental and physical maturity of a dog. Training and going through the appropriate stages of training with a working dog is necessary no matter what genetic advantage you think your dog may have. Video from @carlosramirezk9.


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Love this photo from @hunterrud. Thank you for sharing!

Love this photo from @hunterrud. Thank you for sharing!


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I can’t decide what’s better about this video. The athleticism of this Mal, or the reaction of the people watching. Thank you @working_dogs_in_the_world for sharing!

I can’t decide what’s better about this video. The athleticism of this Mal, or the reaction of the people watching. Thank you @working_dogs_in_the_world for sharing!


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“The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it.” Thank you @kimcarinophotography for sharing!

“The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it.” Thank you @kimcarinophotography for sharing!


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I have always loved the tenacity of JRT’s. Thank you @naffanya.dog for sharing!

I have always loved the tenacity of JRT’s. Thank you @naffanya.dog for sharing!


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New decoy doesn’t even flinch. Thank you @mdk_workingdogs for sharing!

New decoy doesn’t even flinch. Thank you @mdk_workingdogs for sharing!


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War paint, Monday ready. Thank you @redwater.productions for sharing!

War paint, Monday ready. Thank you @redwater.productions for sharing!


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Found it, dad! Thank you @k9_stryker_ for sharing.

Found it, dad! Thank you @k9_stryker_ for sharing.


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Jesy and her cobra strike. Thank you @frontline_presa for sharing!

Jesy and her cobra strike. Thank you @frontline_presa for sharing!


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Rotar from @fullerton_pd doing some muzzle work with Rex Kwon Do. Photo taken by @behindthebadgeoc. Thank you for sharing!

Rotar from @fullerton_pd doing some muzzle work with Rex Kwon Do. Photo taken by @behindthebadgeoc. Thank you for sharing!


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This video is a great representation about how I feel about most people right now haha. Thanks @lorockmo for sharing!

This video is a great representation about how I feel about most people right now haha. Thanks @lorockmo for sharing!


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The end.