Initial training teaches you how to handle, maintain and care for your Protection Dog on operations, and hones your skills as a handler and a professional soldier. You join a squadron in the 1st Military Working Dog Regiment, where your soldiering skills are developed. You also complete training that prepares you and your dog for operations.
Skills you can learn
You learn veterinary care techniques including the health, welfare and training of Military Working Dogs. You learn how to handle Protection Dogs, and how to detect and apprehend intruders. You could also be selected to attend a Specialist Dog handler course where you learn to handle Arms Explosive Search, Vehicle Search, Infantry Patrol or Tracker dogs.