Is Manhandling Part of Police Dog Training?
Good Dogs! (05-12-2021) #6083: This continues the conversation about the South Carolina cop who manhandled his K-9 partner when he thought no one was looking — but it was caught on video. This show is from a discussion I originally had on DOG TALK(r) with Carol Borden, who raises and trains German Shepherd working dogs and has a lifetime of experience communicating with dogs who have serious jobs to do. She was well aware of the travesty of this [now former] cop’s behavior and discusses the ways in which it was wrong. I think it’s important as a society that we all pay attention to abuse wherever we see it occur — of women, children, people of a different race from ours, and of animals — because the abusive behavior all comes from a place of violent entitlement.