Saturday, August 29, 2015

Learn About Military Dog Adoption

By Daphne Bowen

Military dogs are no ordinary dogs; they are not the regular dog breeds that one is used to at any given moment. They usually are highly trained dogs that are used in combat. Their functions vary from carrying equipment to first line attack; some are even used as spies as they can detect the enemy from a far without causing any suspicion. These traits make the military dog adoption a very suitable companion for military personnel nut when their time comes to be laid off service what next for them?

These military dogs are highly trained to carry out precise tasks on the issue of a command they can carry out specific operations like spying without being noticed unlike man but again what happens to these highly trained dogs when their time is due in this force. While some are killed some are put up for adoption but they must pass through the set protocols from the, military to government to the ex-service men then the general public.

A number of factors are put into consideration when a military dog is to be adopted like how aggressive they can be. The level of aggression determines how they will deal with the people around it. Highly aggressive dogs are not considered viable for these services since they will be easily agitated with the other dogs and people around it thus may cause more harm than good.

The level of dependency also determines the release of a dog for adoption. The highly dependent dogs are more likely to be killed or remain in service as they may be trouble for the handlers. The very skilled dogs are also highly dependent as they need constant commands from the owners and the other injured dogs also need constant supervision.

The breed of the dog also highly determines at what age and level they will be put up for adoption, in some cases some dogs are put up for earlier in this program than others due to their expected lifespan. The breed and species dictates how the dog fairs on with life as after a certain period of living it becomes more of a burden than an advantage.

Some combat dogs are adopted at a very early in their life. Not because they do not suite the job but because of their intelligence intelligence. They portrayed high level of intelligence and in most cases they are put aside for adoption solely for breeding purposes as this line of genes should be passed on to the future generations.

Many of the dogs that are ex-military still have not fully lived their expected life span as they were intended to thus putting them up for adoption gives them a second chance to life and by nature the loyal nature of these dogs makes them very suitable partners as they are used to following commands as one should only know what triggers their reactions.

Many of the dogs put up for adoption may not have lived a full life were it not for the second chance to life. They may even get the chance to spread their gene pool as they have this chance once again.

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