Trained Military Working Dogs Contribute To Efforts
Working in Iraq with military canines is an activity takes a certain kind of devotion. That is the kind of devotion shown by Technical Sergeant Patrick Carroll. Sergeant Carroll works with his dog Charlie on a daily basis, working to simulate different situations and enemy configurations. Charlie responds to a mere single command taking actions that he has learned in repeated training scenes, working to become every inch the professional Dog soldier that he is.
“Everything that Charlie participates in he sees as a form of a game,” said Air Force TSgt Carroll. Sgt Carroll is a dog handler with the 732nd Expeditionary Security Force Squadron, and works closely with his dog performing a number of duties and training forays. “Even when Charlie finds something really major, to him its still a big game, but he does it with enthusiasm and the same intensity every time. I work to praise and reward him, which takes care of the motivation for Charlie,” said Sgt. Carroll.
Both Charlie and his Sgt Carroll handler work hard to help with the global war on terror, working in their assigned mission duties to support the coalition forces. The Dogs and their handlers that work in the Kirkuk region in bomb disposal location, and in security perimeter detail work. They work to assist in entry control point security and with patrol duties.
“Everything we do with the Dogs double the capacity of each handler team,” said Sgt Carroll.