Photos Show The True Life Of Military Dogs

We often hear about the incredible work police and military
working dogs do, and the lasting impression they leave on those who
work with them. But it’s difficult to understand what really goes
on between dog and handler if you’re not one yourself. Films
about MWDs give us a quick glimpse, but according to handlers, they
often miss the mark.

“It is very hard for handlers to watch movies about MWDs
nowadays because we are always their biggest critics,” Air Force
Staff Sgt. Monica Rodriguez tells the Military
Time
s. She has been a K-9 handler for years and explains that
though some aspects of the job aren’t accurately depicted the
bond between handler and K-9 is. “As far as the mental and
physical connection between the handlers and dogs, they are spot
on. It is one of the most touching qualities about a dog
team.”

These are some of the things handers online have to say about
their work and their partners.

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A post shared by MWDmagazine (@mwdmagazine)
on Feb 6, 2019 at
11:23am PST

“This dog has given me a reason to work hard at being a better
handler AND a better version of myself. He’s helped me find the
confidence in myself to believe I can do this job. He’s given me
love and affection when I’m far away from my loved ones. He’s
given me joy when I have had none.” -MASN Higuera and MWD
Chucky, MWD
Magazine
.

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A post shared by Sergeant Rex (@sergeantrex)
on Feb 11, 2019 at
11:10am PST

“The dog is neither tool nor boy, you are partners, giving
each other advice. Each brings something to the work that the other
doesn’t have and cannot do alone.” – Sgt Allison
Lotz, MWD
Magazine
.

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A post shared by Jesper Andersen (@jesper_k9)
on Feb 11, 2019
at 7:55am PST

“Born to love, trained to serve. Loyal to the end. Best friend
to our nations finest. We serve our master who serves mankind.
Faithful to the end. A handlers extra sense to guide and protect.
Your eyes in the dark, a nose for danger, a partner faithful beyond
words.” – @rachiiebabyy

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A post shared by Sabot 🐺 (@thesouthernshepherd)
on Feb 10,
2019 at 6:25pm PST

“When I tell you that I love this job more than life itself I
mean that whole heartedly, but when I also tell you that this dog
tests my damn patience beyond belief sometimes I also mean that
whole heartedly 😂” – @sarah.carver95

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A post shared by Kimberly Svoboda (@svoboda_1981)
on Feb 10,
2019 at 3:27pm PST

“A good working boy is never really off duty. We don’t
deserve them.” -@specialforcesmedics

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A post shared by Kimberly Svoboda (@svoboda_1981)
on Feb 8,
2019 at 9:35pm PST

“There is no better love.” –@thelittlest_oneeight

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A post shared by WORKING DOG MAGAZINE (@workingdogmagazine)
on
Feb 8, 2019 at 6:38am PST

“Thanks for walking this trip with me so far, buddy.” –
@_.freki

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A post shared by Doc (@specialforcesmedics)
on Feb 12, 2019 at
7:00am PST

“Only those who have dogs can understand the unconditional
love they offer and the immense pain when they leave.” –
@cypriiiano

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A post shared by Sgt Rambo (@sgt_rambon577)
on Feb 11, 2019 at
2:03pm PST

MWDTSA provides support for
active duty and retired military working dogs and their handlers
through toys, training, and healthcare where needed. Visit them
online to shop their store or
make a donation!

Featured Photo: @rachiiebabyy/Instagram

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Photos Show The True Life Of Military Dogs