German Shepherds trained to stop active shooters

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Sorry, all I got was a mental picture of a fat guy with a moustache, in lederhosen, hooking the shooter's gun away with a shepherd's crook, while his flock looks on!
 
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Dogs are wonderful animals, very smart, loyal to humans, when treated right...

In Russia, many love dogs, because people remember how many of them served alongside humans in WWII, in all kinds of roles.

Dog packs transported all kinds of things, from wounded troops to field hospitals

to supplies for front line units


They helped lay down communication cables

and find mines in minefields


And... some were also trained as four legged furry kamikazes, to run at German tanks, strapped with explosives...

God knows how many were martyred this way...

Dogs of all the various branches marched alongside humans in the 1945 Victory Parade on Red Square



Legendary anti-mine dog Dzhulbars, who had saved many infantry lives in the War

No pics of it anyone can find today, but it is known, as that caption above states, that, at the '45 Parade, he was badly wounded, and could not walk by himself. And Stalin personally (!) gave his dress uniform trench coat to the soldiers escorting Dzhulbars and told them to carry him through on that!

Modern security forces dog in Russia admires possibly his own ancestor, in Volgograd (previously - Stalingrad)

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I'm assuming if they can be trained to go for the shooter, they can be house-trained.
I'll believe it when I see it.

Where there are animals, there is shit.

I would make you a 1,000 dollar bet right now if they start allowing dogs all over the schools there will be dog shit all over the place.
 
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Good idea... but an expensive one.

Trained dogs are not an inexpensive thing. Attack dogs, would require a handler who has the proper home to live in with the dog itself.

I would prefer a dog at the school over a door shaker with a gun. That being said, i would also assume that the handler would have a gun too.


good dog.
 
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I'll believe it when I see it.

Where there are animals, there is shit.

I would make you a 1,000 dollar bet right now if they start allowing dogs all over the schools there will be dog shit all over the place.
You also have the kids with allergy issues as well. I don't think the RO who is responsible for the dog is going to all it to poop all over the place. You take them out. I would love to have a dog around tho:)
 
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You also have the kids with allergy issues as well. I don't think the RO who is responsible for the dog is going to all it to poop all over the place. You take them out. I would love to have a dog around tho:)
We'll I'll believe it when I see it like I said because I suspect the dog shit will find a way to emerge. It always does. lol

But you're right, a lot of people are allergic to dog dander. So that could be a problem as well.

I'm just iffy about this whole idea of having guard dogs at school period. I think it could backfire as kids are likely to taunt it by pretending to have a gun or something and get mauled. Plus, unless there is a lot of them - I don't really think they would be of much use against a whack job with a gun who is likely to just spray the dog with bullets if it were to go after them anyway.
 

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We'll I'll believe it when I see it like I said because I suspect the dog shit will find a way to emerge. It always does. lol

But you're right, a lot of people are allergic to dog dander. So that could be a problem as well.

I'm just iffy about this whole idea of having guard dogs at school period. I think it could backfire as kids are likely to taunt it by pretending to have a gun or something and get mauled. Plus, unless there is a lot of them - I don't really think they would be of much use against a whack job with a gun who is likely to just spray the dog with bullets if it were to go after them anyway.
What I see happening...the teachers will feed it treats and turn it into a big ole' baby. :) It would also be a very bad day for the administrator if the dog bit or attacked a student...or even growled at them. The parents would flip.
 
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What I see happening...the teachers will feed it treats and turn it into a big ole' baby. :) It would also be a very bad day for the administrator if the dog bit or attacked a student...or even growled at them. The parents would flip.
I think that's likely too considering they're trained to attack armed assailants. So all some jack ass at the school would have to do is point something at the dog that resembled a gun and it would probably attack the student.

Teachers probably would be bringing it snacks and stuff too. Lots of the students too for that matter. I would have probably been one of those students. :)
 
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