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Q. My wife and I are both police dog handlers in England. My question is would I be able to do helper work with her to assist in his training?
Ed,

I'm a Police Dog Handler in Yorkshire, England, I e-mailed you recently about Police Dog Training.

Another enquiry I have for you is this. My wife Tracy is also a Police Dog handler and has been working her first dog which is a Slyvakion Shepherd for the past eight months on the streets. He has a huge amount of prey drive however we have yet progressed his defensive and fight drive. He is two years of age and very confident and after watching your 1st stages of bite work and Bark and Hold DVDs we would like to no progress this.

My question is, Tracy has difficulties finding a colleague to assist with Danny's training and as it stands there are only a small few who have seen your work and are comfortable with it. Therefore, will I be able to work as a helper for Tracy to assist with progressing Danny's fight drive bearing in mind I sometimes exercise Danny if Tracy is on a night shift or other circumstances dictate? Or would this cause us problems?

I await your reply with anticipation.

Neil

A. You can probably only do prey drive work.

If I were you I would not play with this dog or even pet it. Just become 100% neutral to the dog. But even then he will not be able to look at you as a serious fighting partner.
  
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