K9

Check out this video from 5326 Solutions; he’s demonstrating some K9 kit from Elite K-9.

I love to watch a dog Do Work.

Elite K-9 Special Operations Harness: http://www.elitek9.com/Special-Operations-K-9-Harness/productinfo/MH020/

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Here’s something for the puppy pushers. The weather in many parts of the country is making walking a little tougher on K9s and MWDs. (Note: please stop commenting about this acronym – MWD is a Military Working Dog, WMD is a Weapon of Mass Destruction, and while there are definitely some bad ass working dogs out there, they are not typically considered WMDs.)

Anyway, there’s a lot of snow- and ice-melting substances being used out there right now. Walking in the snow and slush left over from such use can push salt crystals up between the pads on the dog’s paws (not a good thing). You also of course have to worry about chunks of ice and other debris. If you have the option at your kennel or residence, use a non-toxic, salt-free melting product. If you don’t have any choice in the matter, get your partner in the Red Rocket Brigade a pair of good boots.

These are the Ruff Wear Bark’n Boots Grip Tex boots for canines. They’re all terrain boots with nonmarking Vibram soles – you might consider using them during warmer months too, if you’re working somewhere that presents other threats to the dog’s paws.

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We’ve talked before about the Fight and Flight Tactical K9 rig: http://kitup.military.com/2012/06/fight-and-flight-k9-rig.html. Now there’s an update. The MK VII Tactical K9 Harness (that’s seven, as in between six and eight for you grunts) is in production now, and the MK VII Sport K9 Harness with plastic ITW buckles in lieu of Cobra buckles and no rear leg loops is on the way.

The Medium (50-75lb) Mark VII is available now; the pattern for big boys and bitches (up to 125lbs) will accomplished and good to go within a month or so.

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