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  •  RE: Proper training (1+ / 0-)
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    If the postal service can figure It out there's simply no reason the police can't.

    Coupled with proper animal training (no more than a few hours) these kind of events can be prevented, which will ultimately save the taxpayer money by preventing lawsuits against law enforcement agencies.

    He made the choice to use lethal force on Max, something a police officer should NEVER do unless absolute certain their life is in danger. They carried pepper spray and they outnumbered the dog, their first reaction should not have been to use lethal force plain and simple. Max was killed due to incompetence.

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      And proper training doesn't necessarily mean calming the dog, it's about knowing the rather simple psychology of a dog so you know how to appropriately react in a situation and not exacerbating it.

      Simple thing like knowing that dogs perceive sunglasses as giant predatory eyes, so they are more likely to negatively react to people wearing them.

      Training and knowledge trump blind violence every time.

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