Police Dogs Strut Their Stuff in Field Trials Competition

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Some of the best police dogs from Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas and Florida gathered in Ponchatoula, LA to compete in the United States Police Canine Association Region 10 Field Trials.

“I love watching this,” Ponchatoula Police Chief Bry Layrisson said. “I’m a former canine handler, so I have a passion for the dogs and what we do with them in law enforcement, and it’s just really fun to watch them work.”

Judges look for a full mouthed bite and perfect obedience to the handler’s commands. Dogs are required to apprehend a suspect, guard it during frisking, and apprehend a second time if suspects make an attempt at escape.

“They’re tremendous in the fight against drugs,” Layrisson said. “They’re very good in apprehending violent offenders. They’re great for officer safety. They’re just a key tool in modern day law enforcement.”

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17 thoughts on “Police Dogs Strut Their Stuff in Field Trials Competition”

  1. For anyone interested it’s a sport called Schutzhund. It’s the only method for controlling hyper aggressive dogs. The sport has many clubs around the country and not everyone is a fit. Police dogs provide a GREAT service and when they’re not working they’re (kind of ) like a regular pet 🙂

  2. Nothing “poor” about those dogs. If they didn’t have a job they would go nuts. These are not your lay around lap dogs. You have to be on your toes ALL the time or they will outsmart you…

  3. This is good stuff… have trained in this sort of way myself with my Belgian shep Elza I had back then. On this vid is what we call in Holland KNPV training. IPO or shutzhund is when they only bite a sleeve. KPNV use a whole black very heavy suit. The dogs can bite the back, shoulder, sleeve and back of leg. I used to rehome these dogs after service for the police, customs, security and airforce.. fantastic dogs, who really love this training and what they do and they do make great pets in the “right hands”.


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