The K-9 Unit Descriptive Essay by Write Fine

The K-9 Unit
Discusses the history, training and effectiveness of the K-9 unit, the use of dogs in warfare and police work.
# 112625 | 1,155 words | 9 sources | APA | 2009 | US
Published on Mar 03, 2009 in Biology (Zoology) , Public Administration (General) , Criminology (General)

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This paper relates that dogs, now called K-9 units, have been used in warfare since the days of Egypt. The author describes the tasks of the K-9 units and the training program for both the dog and the police officer or soldier. The paper stresses that the police dog is worth the investment if the police dog is well-chosen and trained, cared for correctly and utilized effectively by the individual who handles the working K-9.

Table of Contents:
History of the K-9 Unit
Training of K-9S
Figure: Orientation
Figure: Age/Appropriate Socialization
Effectiveness of the K-9 Unit
Summary and Conclusion

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Hubble, Bert (nd) A Brief History of War Dogs in the U.S. Military: A Historical Perspective. 47th Scout Dog Platoon. Online available at:
  • K-9 History: The Dogs of War!
  • History of Police Dogs (2007) K9 Global Training Academy Working Dogs. Online available at:
  • Establishing a New K9 Unit for a Small Department (2008) North American Police Work Dog Association. Online available at:
  • Police Dog Training is Essential to Getting the Best Out of the Dog's Natural Abilities (2008) www.

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