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(Cleveland Plain Dealer)   Police officer gives eulogy for longtime K-9 partner, and it just got a little bit dusty in here   (cleveland.com) divider line 18
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2014-03-25 05:48:19 PM
gawd dammit
 
2014-03-25 05:48:25 PM
I like dogs a lot more than I like cops. A cop-dog is far preferable to a cop-human. The dog might bite me, but he's not likely to taze or shoot me.
 
2014-03-25 05:54:11 PM
My first ever freelance gig, right out of college, was making a video production for the K9 unit in Cleveland.   It sometimes helps to make friends with cops.  and stuff i learned from these guys, i transposed to my own dog ownership with great success.  I'll always respect that facet of the PD, and they're training methods.
 
2014-03-25 05:59:26 PM
I feel bad that now another dog will most likely be trained to produce false positives on a drug stop.
 
2014-03-25 05:59:46 PM
FTFA:His health had been deteriorating, but the K-9 narcotics officer was still healthy enough for active duty...

"I'll always look fondly on the many times we used a dubious technique to incarcerate generally non-violent people for something that shouldn't be illegal in the first place so we could justify our ever-expanding budgets. Good times..."
 
2014-03-25 06:23:58 PM
How on Earth did he resist the urge to shoot his own dog?
 
2014-03-25 06:25:07 PM

Empty H: I feel bad that now another dog will most likely be trained to produce false positives on a drug stop.


That's not what's happening. The dogs don't indicate a positive. The handler interprets ANYTHING the dog does as a positive. Even if the dog does nothing. "That's the sign! The dog is furry! Every time he has fur, it's a positive indicator! PROBABLE CAUSE!"
 
2014-03-25 06:30:41 PM
Yeah. Dogs are cop tools, just like guns.
I wonder how many innocent people that dog attacked.
 
2014-03-25 06:40:03 PM
Fark him, and fark his signal-following black people detector.
 
2014-03-25 06:45:30 PM
But he'll kill your dog if it even looks at him funny.

/during a no knock raid
//in the middle of the night
///on the wrong house
//why they never just pick up the guy while he's out buying shoes I'll never know
/because they wouldn't get to play army that's why
 
2014-03-25 06:59:16 PM

Sin_City_Superhero: Empty H: I feel bad that now another dog will most likely be trained to produce false positives on a drug stop.

That's not what's happening. The dogs don't indicate a positive. The handler interprets ANYTHING the dog does as a positive. Even if the dog does nothing. "That's the sign! The dog is furry! Every time he has fur, it's a positive indicator! PROBABLE CAUSE!"


Dogs do what they do to please their handlers. They don't alert to ruin anyone's day, or life, they do it because it makes their owner happy. If they attack, it's because they are doing what their owner told them to do, and that earns them praise.

Hate on cops all you want; but dogs are just being dogs.
 
2014-03-25 07:03:39 PM
Both of you guys said what I was trying to say, but better with mor words and better meanings and such.
 
2014-03-25 07:47:10 PM
Years ago I talked to a K9 officer. Even back then he said how close the bond was between dog and handler, that they spent more time with the dog than with their family.

It's a very tough thing to lose a partner of 13 ½ years I'm sure.
 
2014-03-25 08:44:56 PM
And the cop haters show up.

The bad ones make the news. The good ones don't, and I know a lot of good ones.

A former co-worker of mine was a trainer for new K-9 officers. Interesting guy. He told me that he advised a female trainee, whose dog tended to buck her, to carry a spray vial of her own urine to spray in front of him when he needed to focus. Apparently it worked.

In my neighborhood, we have a cop who has a lovely Malinois that lives in a 12'x12' pen in his yard, a retired K-9. I feel bad for it, as my dogs have the run of a huge fenced yard. I really want to approach him to see if the dog would be up for a play date so it can run and play. Though it surely is cared for, the idea of a dog in a cage saddens me.
 
2014-03-26 09:26:54 AM
Let us all pray that this loyal dog and his owner are reunited soon.
 
2014-03-26 10:29:10 AM
I don't understand why they had to put the dog down, he was at work just a week or so before.
 
2014-03-26 02:18:08 PM

sandi_fish: I don't understand why they had to put the dog down, he was at work just a week or so before.


When an old dog starts to decline, it happens very quickly.  One day they'll be chasing a ball, the next they won't be able to stand.

/I have said goodbye to three old dogs in the last 5 years.
 
2014-03-26 03:53:21 PM

freetomato: sandi_fish: I don't understand why they had to put the dog down, he was at work just a week or so before.

When an old dog starts to decline, it happens very quickly.  One day they'll be chasing a ball, the next they won't be able to stand.

/I have said goodbye to three old dogs in the last 5 years.


Thank you.  That being said, I have a old dog that snots everywhere, that has been old for 5 years now.  She still walks and eats so I can't put her down, but she seems senile.  If she is not in pain, or still walking I won't put her down.
 
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