Family of Military Working Dogs Equipment and Kennel provides dog handlers and kennel masters with equipment to maintain the health and well-being of the animals as well as to accomplish the missions assigned.
The program offers four equipment sets.
- Handler Set: Made up of leads, muzzles, collars and harnesses for management and control; bowls for feeding; tools for grooming; and a crate to ship the animal. Also includes equipment for deployments, a rappelling harness and a marking beacon.
- Facility Set: Consists of equipment used in a home station, including feeding and water pails, weight scales, a bite suit, tug toys and a starter pistol.
- Obedience Course Set: Contains the obstacles to conduct obedience training at the permanent kennel facilities.
- Canine First-Aid Set: Includes medical supplies such as bandages, medications, etc., to provide emergency care to the animals.
The Family of Military Working Dogs program allows military working dog handlers to deploy to a facility that will house and protect their dogs in a wide range of operational environments. Working dogs will be issued to authorized military police, provost marshal, and engineer units
BENEFIT TO THE WARFIGHTER
The kennel masters will have a consistent and common set of equipment at each facility to which they deploy.