By Matt Stephens
Staff Reporter 

Fairchild dogs show off skills


Last updated 9/2/2021 at 10:30am

Matthew O. Stephens

Senior Airman Desiree Cober reaches down to unharness Eli, and he returns her efforts with a smile.

FAIRCHILD AFB -- In celebration of National Dog Day, Fairchild Air Force Base showcased the skills of both military and morale dogs on Aug. 25.

Airmen based at Fairchild demonstrated both military canines and a support pooch during the presentations.

Trained military dogs like 5-year-old Belgian Malinois, MWD Fanni, are on base to help protect residents and visitors.

Staff Sgt. Raymond Dwoznik said the military work dogs do receive some basic obedience training before being registered and moved on base. That enables an easy transition into the training methods used by handlers on...

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