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Old 07-17-2012, 01:18 PM
 
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We see a lot of cop meets dog stories that don't end so well, so here's one with a much happier ending...

The officer responded to reports of an aggressive dog. Instead of pulling his gun, he calmly approached and called to the frightened pit bull, who came wiggling over and wanted a drink. Instead of waiting for animal control, he transported the dog to the shelter in the back of the patrol car.

The best part of the story is that the officer went through the process to adopt his new buddy. The article has great pics of the happy dog licking the officer and at home with his two new doggy siblings.

Modified k9: Police Respond to Vicious Dog in Baltimore City
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Old 07-17-2012, 01:26 PM
 
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You're so right, it's great to hear a story of cop and dog that has a happy ending. Yay for Officer Dan!
Thanks for sharing.
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Old 07-17-2012, 01:29 PM
 
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Great story with a happy ending. That Officer Dan is dog-gone smart and what a lucky dog to have met up with him instead of a fearful, hand-on-the-trigger person.
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Old 07-17-2012, 06:51 PM
 
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What a sweet doggie, and God Bless the officer.
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Old 07-17-2012, 10:13 PM
 
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Thank you for posting a great and positive story.
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Old 07-17-2012, 10:18 PM
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It was so good to hear a good story about a cop with a dog. I've heard way too many bad stories.

I'd be very happy to have that cop for a neighbor.
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Old 07-17-2012, 10:35 PM
 
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eeeeeeeeeeeehhhhh.........the common people is so emotionally fragile ..a cop can be a heroe today but tomorrow he can become the worst demon in this dimension.



but the cops know this reality and they continue to work for the good of the community
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Old 07-18-2012, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Instead of assuming the dog to be vicious and shoot it dead, (as we see so many times before) he analyzes the situation, and sees a nervous dog that needs help.
This is why people like cops and postal workers need a basic boot camp in dog behavior. That poor pittie was probably "chasing kids" because it either wanted to play or it wanted one of the kids to take him home so he could have a drink of water! As I said in another thread about a cop shooting a family dog dead, a loose dog doesn't automatically mean a dangerous or vicious dog.

More so than cops and postal workers, children MUST be taught the basics of dog behavior. There is a reason why the majority of dog bite victims are children. Unfortunately, it seems like a lot of parents are taking the lazy/ignorant route and are telling their kids to avoid all dogs/all large dogs and instilling in those children and unhealthy fear or dogs that doesn't need to be there.
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Old 07-18-2012, 09:54 AM
 
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a great story- maybe this attaboy will do some good for cops and pitties.
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Old 07-18-2012, 10:33 AM
 
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This is why people like cops and postal workers need a basic boot camp in dog behavior. That poor pittie was probably "chasing kids" because it either wanted to play or it wanted one of the kids to take him home so he could have a drink of water! As I said in another thread about a cop shooting a family dog dead, a loose dog doesn't automatically mean a dangerous or vicious dog.

More so than cops and postal workers, children MUST be taught the basics of dog behavior. There is a reason why the majority of dog bite victims are children. Unfortunately, it seems like a lot of parents are taking the lazy/ignorant route and are telling their kids to avoid all dogs/all large dogs and instilling in those children and unhealthy fear or dogs that doesn't need to be there.
Absolutely. I think what saved this dog is that the officer already had dogs at home, including a pit-bull type. So he was less likely to misread the dog's body language or walk into the situation already afraid of the dog.
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