Publication Title:                   Military Working Dogs
Publication/revision date:    06 JUL 2005
Field Manual:                        FM 3-19.17
   Supersedes:                      none
Distribution Restriction:       Approved for public release, distribution unlimited (public domain manuals)

Contents:
PREFACE

Chapter 1 The Military Working Dog Program

The Role of the Military Working Dog

Historical Overview of the Military Working Dog

Organization and Structure of Military Working Dog Units

Individual Duties and Responsibilities

Fundamentals for the Use of Military Working Dogs

Chapter 2 Administrative ReqUirements

Determination of a Need for Military Working Dogs

Verification of Authorizations

Mission Requirements

Kennel Construction

Procurement

Training Requirements

Validation

Certification of Military Working Dog Teams

Inspections

Training Records

Probable Cause Folders

Transportation Requirements

Narcotics and Explosive Training Aids

Chapter 3 Managing Military Working Dog Operations

Scheduling and Employment

Predeployment Operations

Deployment Considerations

Chapter 4 Legal Considerations

Use of Force

Searches

Chapter 5 Patrol Dogs and Characteristics

Employment Techniques During Combat Support Operations

Employment Techniques During Force Protection and Antiterrorism Operations

Chapter 6 Narcotics Detector Dogs and Characteristics

Employment for Combat Support Operations

Vessels, Baggage, and Cargo Inspections

United States Customs Service Missions

Chapter 7 Explosive Detector Dogs and Characteristics

Internment and Resettlement Operations

Postal Operations

Checkpoints and Roadblocks

Cordon and Search Operations

Force Protection and Antiterrorism Operations

Suspicious/Unattended Package Responses

Bomb Threats

High-Risk Personnel Searches

Access Control Points

Health and Welfare Inspections

Aircraft and Luggage Searches

Chapter 8 Veterinary Support

Veterinary Responsibilities

First Aid

Environmental Effects on the Military Working Dog

Appendix A METRIC CONVERSION TABLE

Appendix B KENNEL CONSTRUCTION

Appendix C INSPECTION MEMORANDUM

Appendix D TRAINING RECORDS

Appendix E DEPLOYMENT EQUIPMENT LIST

Appendix F FORCE PROTECTION CONDITIONS

Appendix G AFTER-ACTION REVIEWS

Appendix H HEALTH AND WELFARE INSPECTIONS BRIEFING GUIDE

Appendix I TERRORIST BOMB THREAT STAND-OFF DISTANCES

GLOSSARY

References

Figures

Figure 2-1. Obedience Course Obstacles

Figure 2-2. Bite Suit

Figure 3-1. Modular, Expandable MWD Transport Container

Figure 5-1. Perimeter Security

Figure 7-1. Checkpoint Search

Figure 8-1. Muzzle Use

Figure B-1. Example of an MWD Kennel Floor Plan

Figure B-2. Temporary Kennel

Figure B-3. MWD Kennel Complex

Figure B-4. Obstacle Course Layout

Figure B-5. Kennel Administrative Areas

Figure B-6. Kennel Special-Use Areas

Figure B-7. Kennel Support Areas

Figure B-8. Combination Indoor/Outdoor Kennel

Figure B-9. Example of a Combination Indoor/Outdoor Kennel Floor Drain

Figure B-10. Indoor or Outdoor Kennel

Figure B-11. Example of an Indoor or Outdoor Kennel Floor Drain

Figure B-12. MWD House

Figure D-1. Sample DA Form 2807-R

Figure D-2. Sample DA Form 3992-R

Figure G-1. Sample AAR Format

Figure H-1. Health and Welfare Briefing Document Sample

Tables

Table 1-1. MWD Mission-to-Type Matrix

Table A-1. Metric Conversion Chart

Table C-1. Sample Inspection Memorandum

Table E-1. Deployment Equipment List

Table I-1. Minimum Distances for Personnel Evacuation


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