dog handler

(redirected from dog-handling)
Also found in: Dictionary.

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
The bouncy castle was among items worth several hundred pounds stolen during a break-in at the council's Stewart Park depot -including specialist dog-handling equipment.
Far left: Genevieve Kendall, 5, of Blue River tries her hand at dog-handling with Samantha and Velvet.
PC John Ward, a trainer in Warwickshire Police's dog-handling team, said: "We are teaching the dogs to find offenders in cupboards or in dark rooms.
Some dog owners told the supervisors the new requirements will hurt the professional dog-handling and breeding industries and will place a financial burden on dog owners.
An IDF Paratrooper force, together with members of the Oketz dog-handling unit, encircled Halil's house early in the morning and repeatedly called for him to come out.
Summo, a three-and-a-half- year-old German Shepherd, and his dog-handling team were called to Avondale Court in Porth on after reports of a burglary.
Dog owners can take advantage of impressive dog-handling clinics and seminars in the Nissan Hunting Dog Village.
About 70 police officers, including five dog-handling teams, were involved in controlling the violence, and the force helicopter was used for observation.
Around 70 officers, including five dog-handling teams, were involved in controlling the violence, and the force helicopter was used for observation.
Faced with the urgent need to reach supplies, Russians have been dusting down their dog-handling skills and finding that the old form of transport really is the best.
which awarded a long-term contract to a dog-handling firm earlier this year.
There are also prizes for the waggiest tail and best-looking bitch, while children can enter a dog-handling class.