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Sit, stay, rappel: Dogs fast rope with their handlers

CAMP HANSEN, OKINAWA, Japan – Military working dog handlers put a spin on the old adage, ‘teach an old dog new tricks,’ by participating in a fast-roping exercise with their dogs Oct. 7 at the Camp Hansen rappel tower.

This was the first time handlers with 3rd Law Enforcement Battalion tried fast-roping with their dogs. Alongside Helicopter Rope Suspension Techniques masters, the handlers used the best and safest methods to rappel with the canine partners.   Read More: