K-9s undergo water aggression training

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Staff Sgt. Ryan Van Dyke, 341st Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, agitates K-9 Paul during water aggression bitework training Sept. 7, 2021, at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont. The K-9 teams used the base pool to showcase and improve how their partners would react when placed in an unfamiliar environment, proving the unit can adapt to any environment when called to duty. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Tristan Truesdell)

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Ffarah, 341st Security Forces Squadron military working dog, stands in position for water aggression bitework training Sept. 7, 2021, at Malmstorm Air Force Base, Mont. Water aggression training places MWD teams in a new environment to test known tactics and capabilities while improving teamwork when put in an unfamiliar situation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Tristan Truesdell)

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Ffarah, 341st Security Forces Squadron military working dog, chases Staff Sgt. Zachary Seroogy, 341st SFS MWD handler, during water aggression bitework training Sept. 7, 2021, at Malmstorm Air Force Base, Mont. Before closing for the season, the base pool opened up to MWD teams to practice water aggression tactics, allowing the teams to refine commands and strengthen partnership when placed in an unknown environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Tristan Truesdell)

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Ffarah, 341st Security Forces Squadron military working dog, lunges at a handler during water aggression bitework training Sept. 7, 2021, at Malmstorm Air Force Base, Mont. Handlers and their K-9 counterparts continuously train in threat deterrence through forms of training such as patrol work, bite aggression and narcotics detection. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Tristan Truesdell)

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Erik, 341st Security Forces Squadron military working dog, latches onto a handler during water aggression bitework training Sept. 7, 2021, at Malmstorm Air Force Base, Mont. Before the base pool closed for the season, the K-9 handler teams reserved the pool to practice various water aggression tactics such as bitework and obedience training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Tristan Truesdell)

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Lady, 341st Security Forces Squadron military working dog, chases a handler posing as a threat at the base pool Sept. 7, 2021, at Malmstorm Air Force Base, Mont. The base pool provided a new environment for K-9 teams to refine obedience training, commands and reactions when posed with a potential threat in an unfamiliar environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Tristan Truesdell)

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Staff Sgt. Christopher Hotine, 341st Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, acts as a potential threat during water aggression training Sept. 7, 2021, at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont. MWD handlers consistently work on commands regardless of the environment, to promote their K-9 partner’s responses while on duty. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Tristan Truesdell)

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Paul, 341st Security Forces Squadron military working dog, heels next to Staff Sgt. Zachary Seroogy, 341st SFS MWD handler, during the acclimation process of water aggression training at the base pool Sept. 7, 2021, at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont. The K-9 handlers used various methods to ease their K-9 partners into the base pool, such as toys and training commands, before conducting water aggression training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Tristan Truesdell)

MALMSTROM AIR FORCE BASE, Mont. -- Staff Sgt. Ryan Van Dyke, 341st Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, agitates K-9 Paul during water aggression bitework training Sept. 7, 2021, at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont. The K-9 teams used the base pool to showcase and improve how their partners would react when placed in an unfamiliar environment, proving the unit can adapt to any environment when called to duty. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Tristan Truesdell)