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dog handler

a member of the police force who works in collaboration with a specially trained dog, often a ‘sniffer’ dog trained to detect drugs or explosives or fugitives.
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In a move that has invoked sharp criticism from BJP leaders, Congress-led Madhya Pradesh government has issued an order transferring 46 police dog handlers across the state along with their canines.
ASSETS: The dog handlers took the pups to Glencoe for 'blind run' training exercises to help them as they join the rescue service
Animal Control Officers - which says it deals with dangerous dogs in high-risk environments - wrote on a police website: "Calling ex-police dog handlers. We want to recruit you.
Professional dog handlers are trained and service-searching dogs are trained on the basis of training and specialized customs, which help in finding animals and plants that are subject to the CITES Convention, thereby counteracting the transportation and trade of rare species of flora and fauna.
"I know the dog visitor scheme is working well in Cheshire and I was encouraged to set up the scheme by Sergeant Howard Watts, a North Wales dog handler, who pushed for its introduction.
Following the incident Det Insp Mark Catney, of Kirklees CID, tweeted his thanks to the police helicopter, CID staff and dog handlers for working together on the inquiry.
But a dog handler reportedly claimed: "This is such a cruel way to treat these animals that have given us so much.
The animals arrived earlier this week and were bred to be general-purpose dogs, and now will be in the care of a Northumbria Police dog handler, who will help them complete their training for the next three months.
Attractions will include a fun dog show, dog agility show, and demonstrations by West Midlands Police dog handlers and a Fire and Rescue Service search dog and handler.
THE number of police dogs and dog handlers on Tyneside is set to be cut.
Summary: Report finds dog handlers were not accompanying canine when it crossed the road