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Planning And Operational Consideration For Units Utilizing Military Working Dogs

Winter 2009

Royal J, Taylor JF. 09(1). 5 - 9. (Journal Article)


Military working dogs are rapidly becoming integral to military operations. While they bring many valuable capabilities to the battlefield, it is important that Special Operations leaders consider canine team capabilities and requirements when planning missions. Careful logistical and operational planning can optimize the health, performance, and readiness of the working dog while protecting the safety and well-being of the team members working with them. We also offer recommendations for medical treatment of dog bites.

PMID: 19813342