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Inside Military Day- British Army Dog Handlers

15 November 2016

Taking a look into the 1st Military Working Dog Regiment

Ahead of this weekend’s Military Day against Coventry City we are highlighting some of the events happening around the ground on Saturday.

Today let’s take a at the half time demonstration from the 1st military working dog regiment.

Serving every major conflict since World War 1, British Army Dog Handlers play a key role within the military by supporting the soldiers and protecting them from any harm that may occur. These handlers are skilled soldiers who form a very unique and strong relationship both in the barracks and when they are deployed. 

Their career starts by working with protection military working dogs that have the ability to detect, chase and hold an intruder with sub lethal aggression. Handlers learn a vast amount of skills including veterinary care techniques for the dogs relating to health, welfare and training as well as learning to handle the dogs properly. The handler might then be designated to go on to a specialist dog handler course where you can learn to work with specialist military working dogs that are able to identify explosives, drugs, arms and fleeing intruders.  

Thinking about pursuing a career in the 1st military working dog regiment? They will give you the knowledge, opportunities and experience that you won’t get anywhere else, and if that wasn’t enough, you’ll get financial incentives and paid as you do it. 

If this is something you may be interested in further or have any questions or concerns please contact the Regimental Recruitment Team, with a view to pursuing a career within the Army Reserve, 1st Military Working Dog Regiment.  
Apply online – - Reserves - Dog Handler 
1st Military Working Dog Regiment, Recruitment Team – 01780 727877 

Tickets for Saturday's game are available from and 01865 337533

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