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Old 04-08-2014, 06:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Question about military dogs

Yesterday while I was walking my dog in the park, I met a man who seemed very familiar with GSDs and working dogs. While chatting with him, he said he used to train dogs for the Army. I didnt linger too long to ask more questions,
but remembered again this person last night which got me thinking. (partly because I've seen him a few times and he offered to give me a few tips next time).

I thought the Army trained their own dogs? Just curious if its the handlers that train their dogs or if they get a trained dog and train with it/learn how to handle it?

And as an aside how difficult is it if someone else trains your dog and you then learn to work with it? IS it possible to get the same respect and relationship with your dog as the person who trained it must have?
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