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Mon Aug 24, 2015, 08:27 PM

Police Officer Soothes Dog Who Bit Him

When a dog feels threatened and defensively attacks, there is a right way and a wrong way to react. Officer Randall Frederick was bitten by a dog who believed she was protecting her small human from an intruder, and rather than hastily react by drawing his weapon and firing, he took the time to calm her down.

There are so many sad news stories involving cops acting cowardly and shooting dogs who spook them that we are often overwhelmed. Little good seems to come from covering these stories, as they seldom serve any other purpose than saddening both our fans and ourselves.

Yes, itís important to get the word out there so police know that we are paying attention and will not let their crimes go unpunished, but whatís more important is to pay respect to the officers who excel at their jobs and are the standard to which all others should be held.

Positive reinforcement works wonders on all, whether dog, child, or adult. So thatís also why we are more than thrilled to share news of the good deeds that many officers do, in hopes that others will get the message that it is better for everyone if they conduct themselves admirably and be the kind of police they looked up to as children.

*Nearly 1,000 households have registered their dogs, and other jurisdictions have become interested in the program, which also includes stickers for officers to give to people to put on their doors so officers will be aware they may potentially encounter aggressive dogs. Cmdr. Stuart says Officer Frederickís behavior is a good example for other police.

ďItís about remaining calm, and thinking a problem through rather than overreacting.Ē

http://www.lifewithdogs.tv/2015/08/police-officer-soothes-dog-who-bit-him/

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Mon Aug 24, 2015, 08:28 PM

1. Wow

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Mon Aug 24, 2015, 09:24 PM

2. wow--I glanced at the headline earlier, and thought the word was "shoots". so glad I was wrong.

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Response to damnedifIknow (Original post)

Tue Aug 25, 2015, 12:33 PM

3. bless you, Officer Frederick

 

And congratulations on your commendation! You deserve it.

Every time I read these stories, I thank dawg I live in a state where the dogs practically outnumber the humans and the police all seem very dog saavy.

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