Animal Sheltering Magazine Sept/Oct 2014
Crossing the Thin Blue Line – New training focuses on reducing deadly police-dog encounters
Nearly half of all households own at least one dog, according to the American Pet Products Association. That means that if the police ever come calling, there’s a high likelihood that man’s best friend will be there to greet them.
Author and dog trainer Brian Kilcommons explains how to observe dogs’ body language to determine whether they present a threat, as well as how to approach canines in a non-aggressive way (which is opposite of the rigid posture officers are trained to take with humans).