by Department of Defense
Learn how to train your dog like the U.S. military. This is the official military manual used for training military working dogs (MWD). Thorough, descriptive, and informative, we have taken the USAF Military Working Dog Program Manual (31-219) and reformatted it into a more reader-friendly version with added photos. From teaching basic commands to navigating obstacle courses, tracking, searching, and attacking, this guide will show you how to turn your dog into a canine soldier.
You will learn:
- Veterinary Care
- Principles of Conditioning and Behavior Modification
- Patrol Dog Training
- Clear Signals Training Method
- Deferred Final Response
- Detector Dog Training Validation and Legal Considerations
- The Military Working Dog (MWD) Program
- Facilities and Equipment
- Safety and Transportation
- Operational Employment
- Contingency Operations
- And more!
The old days of training dogs solely to be vicious attack dogs are long gone. Today’s MWDs offer far more value than that. They aid human soldiers in stability and support operations, security, and warfighting. Their versatility and loyalty expands the reach and effectiveness of U.S. soldiers.
No longer just for the U.S. military, this book is now available for public use and training. Your dog will offer better protection and improved loyalty as a result of this training.