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Play a little, learn a lot: MWDs, handlers learn to trust

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska – Few bonds compare to the one that exists between a man and a canine, and the success of military working dogs and their handlers often depends on that bond.

Military working dog handlers appreciate the importance of building a partnership with their assigned dog, knowing the sooner trust exists between the two, the more effective the team.

It is a relationship the 354th Security Forces Squadron military working dog section works tirelessly to build.

Trust may be the single most important concept in dog handling, said Staff Sgt. Nicholas Drake, 354th Security Forces military working dog trainer.

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