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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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He added: "It's true of course, for most police dog handlers it's their dream job.
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.
A spokeswoman said: "Northumbria Police is making changes to the operations department that will see a reduction in police dogs and a redistribution of dog handlers across the force area.
The K-9 training academy is well regarded regionally and has trained police dog handlers from most countries in South and Central America over the years.
To date, the center has 7 dog handlers and 8 trained dogs.
Dog handlers and the West Yorkshire Police helicopter were also called in as officers searched the area for a group of men reported to have been involved in a disturbance.
Sergeant Matt Jones, who is still serving in Afghanistan, said: "Liam was one of the most natural dog handlers I have worked with and he would have been laughing if he had seen today's ceremony.
A team of officers, including off-duty dog handlers, were called in to hunt for Bryn after he made his bid for freedom in the Pantside Moor area of Hafrodynys, near Pontypool.
The force has about 70 trained dog handlers who often have two animals - one general purpose German Shepherd-type dog and a trained sniffer dog.
The Navy's Miramar Consolidated Brig in California was the second Defense Department prison dog program and has recently expanded from female inmate dog handlers to both male and female inmate dog handlers.
I have been tempted on numerous occasions to offer the dog handlers a couple of 'poo bags' but thought better of it.