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Re: Missing Coral Gables Police Dog Found

Kristen Cabe said:
http://www.nbc6.net/news/9290360/detail.html?subid=10101481
I'm probably misinterpreting this completely, but it's interesting (and neat) to me that a trained Mal PSD could get picked up off the street by someone thinking it was lost. I hope that it speaks wonders to the versatility of the dog...if I didn't know what I had in my backyard, and found out later it was a high-end PSD, I'd be pretty impressed at how tractable it was in a non-threatening situation.
 

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Re: Missing Coral Gables Police Dog Found

Woody Taylor said:
Kristen Cabe said:
http://www.nbc6.net/news/9290360/detail.html?subid=10101481
I'm probably misinterpreting this completely, but it's interesting (and neat) to me that a trained Mal PSD could get picked up off the street by someone thinking it was lost. I hope that it speaks wonders to the versatility of the dog...if I didn't know what I had in my backyard, and found out later it was a high-end PSD, I'd be pretty impressed at how tractable it was in a non-threatening situation.
not really. most of the time a vicious, man eating landshark that bites anything that moves isn't good for PSD work. if that's the kind of dog we looked for, we'd have a hard time finding cover officers to go with us during a search or SWAT teams that want to work with us. i know our city has picked up a couple of loose PSD's and most of the time it's not a problem at all to approach them...
 

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<< i know our city has picked up a couple of loose PSD's and most of the time it's not a problem at all to approach them...>>

Sometimes it's as easy as opening up the rear car door and saying, get in the car.

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Woody, I think what you said is indicative of what the average Joe would think, too. I'm glad the dog was found and returned, but I would think that the general public would probably be pretty surprised that the dog was not the vicious mankilling wolves that they are often made out to be.
 

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David Frost said:
<< i know our city has picked up a couple of loose PSD's and most of the time it's not a problem at all to approach them...>>

Sometimes it's as easy as opening up the rear car door and saying, get in the car.

DFrost
Right. That's what is always so interesting to me, the range of skill sets these dogs have and the discrimination they have in applying them.
 

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Kristen Cabe said:
Woody, I think what you said is indicative of what the average Joe would think, too. I'm glad the dog was found and returned, but I would think that the general public would probably be pretty surprised that the dog was not the vicious mankilling wolves that they are often made out to be.
So it's good that this made the news, then, IMO.......... as you say, Kristen, I betcha this *would* be a little eye-opener to many of the general public!8)
 

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Reminds me of when I was in second grade in elementary school and the local PD brought a K9 out for a demonstration (something on how to approach a strange dog, or something). At the end, they invited students, one at a time, to come up and pet the dog. I was the first and pretty much only one that wasn't scared of this dog that was as tall as I was (ok, I was short in elementary school, but still!). I know there's a picture somewhere in my photobox of me hugging the dog that was taken both for the local paper, and the yearbook. I need to find that!
 
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