The Cops And K-9 Begin Their Training Exercises Together
It was early in the morning, and a small group of South African police officers ventured into a large grassy field to help train one of their canine companions.
The dog was new to the force, and they needed to start introducing him to his training exercises.
“Although our furry friends make their service jobs look easy, the truth is that it takes literally hundreds of hours to train a dog,” said canine behaviorist Allen Ginseng.
And while it’s difficult to mold an animal’s behavior into strict compliance with a human’s intention, it’s definitely possible.
“The trick is consistency,” added Ginseng. “You start young, apply the training methods everyday, and focus on rewarding good behavior. It’s so much easier to encourage a dog to do what you want, as opposed to stopping him from doing something you don’t.”
That particular training session seemed like just another day, but it was anything but…