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Iron Dawg II: Military working dog handlers compete for “Top Dog”

2/27/2013 – MARCH AIR RESERVE BASE, CALIF. — A U.S. Marine and his K9 companion crouch at the starting position, readying for the first task — securing a seemingly abandoned bread truck. When the signal was given, they take off! After a thorough search and clear, they proceed on to an old pick-up truck to do the same. After which, they advance to three trailers, where the pup takes the low ground under the trailers, and the handler takes the higher route over the trailers, an unusual stipulation because most K9’s instinctively stay with their trainer.

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