Omaha, NE article: Firefighters Get Dangerous Dog Training

Rescue workers sometimes have to deal with stressed out, territorial dogs. This education program aims to make the entire community safer and more humane.

Firefighters Get Dangerous Dog Training

KETV NewsWatch 7 Cameras Get Inside Look At New Program
POSTED: 8:52 pm CDT October 30, 2008
OMAHA, Neb. — The Omaha Fire Department has a new training program to help firefighters deal with dangerous dogs at rescue scenes. […]

Humane Society workers are showing firefighters how to use a catch pole, a metal rod with a wire loop that can collar a dog behind the ears. It helps rescuers lead the animal somewhere without getting their hands close enough to be bitten.[…]

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