MWD - Nov. 17, 2010.
A Uruguayan navy military working dog (MWD) handler acts like an attacker to distract a fellow Uruguayan MWD handler during a focus exercise that trains the MWD and his handler how to quickly switch from calmly doing search and detection to high intensity aggression tactics and then back to calmly searching again. U.S. Navy military working dog handlers taught Uruguayan forces dog handlers basic obedience, drug searching and patrol techniques during a three-week training mission coordinated by the Maritime Civil Affairs and Security Training Command (MCAST). MCAST delivers teams of highly skilled sailors to partner nations to share their experience and strengthen international relationships as an integral part of the Navy's maritime strategy. [U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class (SW) Peter D. Lawlor]. Original public domain image from Flickr