Skip to comments.Deputy forced to shoot Fishers K-9 after attack
Posted on 04/17/2014 6:15:44 PM PDT by digger48
INDIANAPOLIS - A Fishers Police K-9 was fatally shot Wednesday after it latched onto an off-duty officer's arm and would not let go.
Officials said Officer Tracy Saxhaug was caring for the K-9, named Arrack, at her Hamilton County home Wednesday afternoon when a car pulled into the driveway, sending the dog into a "defensive stance."
Police said the K-9 bit Saxhaug's arm and would not release her, so the officer's family member called for help.
A Hamilton County Sheriff's Department deputy also could not get Arrack to release Saxhaug's arm, and the decision was made to shoot the dog.
(Excerpt) Read more at theindychannel.com ...
Did they search her for drugs afterwards?
That’s like shooting a police officer, right? Will the deputy be punished? Or is the department just relieved that she was able to go home to her family?
Dogs are good at judging character. I would check the cops background.
Of course, had a civilian shot the dog in self-defense after it latched onto their person, they would be charged and punished severely.
A dog will do what you train it to do. They want to do what you want them to do. This seems an error in training or overreaction.
Have there ever been reports of Tasering a dog, or do they always just shoot them? Sounds like both the dog and the cop were trained to redline as step 1.
They teach these dogs to only react to commands in a foreign language. No one knew what to say to the dog.
That said, the dog was poorly trained to react in the way he did.
if this was a citizens dog it would have been shot for far, far less. like barking at a cop from a gated yard.
Now they are shooting THEIR OWN DOGS!!!
Why didn’t they pepper spray or taser or jump into a pool or push a cat in its face?
Cops have zero IQ nowadays, as TPTB just want obedient goons to enforce compliance.
Poorly trained cops and dog.
Sad for dog .
IMHO, dogs should be used against humans only in the most extreme and necessary circumstances.
Once you train a dog to bite humans you can not trust them no matter how well trained you think they are.
Put pressure on the dogs eyeballs and they will release their bite. I’ll bet money on that.
Seems to be the same school for dogs and cops ... wrong house, wrong guy .. someone dies.
Arrack could only respond to commands in another language?
Good grief, it must have been Oriental! and when they said the dogs name, it thought “attack.”
Oh, wait, that would have been “allack.” Nevermind.
Gone of common sense.. Why can’t you just hit the dog on the head with a pan or anything solid? You don’t have to kill a dog. That is what I call over kill.
I’m not sure I buy this story...
It sure seems to lack details and specifics...A car pulled up? Who was in the car? Why would that set off a trained dog?
Saxhaug was not Arrack’s regular handler, but was just caring for him temporarily??
I could be wrong, but I’d bet the rent there is more to this story...
The dog obviously did not think Tracy was in charge.
Here’s a gal that has control of her dog:
Very nice, amazing dog. Thought at first she was an extremely blocky black lab, having never seen an undocked rottie before.
Incidentally - you couldn’t pay me enough to take the badguy role for that test! (I notice he made a point of carrying the unprotected arm way high during the simulated detention perpwalk right next to the dog, LOL.) Not every dog’s gonna remain that under control during the entire exercise.
While the heat of the moment probably didn’t permit for rational thought, one of the easiest tricks to get a dog, or even a human, to unlatch from a bite is to rub your finger back and forth under their nose. This triggers an autonomic response that causes the maxillary muscles to relax and the jaw to slacken.
We learned this technique when I was an orderly in a mental facility. They tell you to push into the bite and use your index finger to sweep back and forth under the nose to get them to release. This works with any mammal, as I understand it.
What a good dog.
Here’s a random link to an article on a Rottie breeder’s site...
IMHO, most Rottie breeders/active handlers seem to be very good dog people.
Another good link at the site, IMHO...
This is a common misconception. The dogs are trained in whatever language the handler speaks. In many dog sports such as schutzhund, they are taught in German because.....it’s a German sport. Many of the malinois come from Holland, so guess what, they are taught in Dutch.
The dog was obviously not trained with a good ‘out’ or he would have let go after the command from the handler. They will however not obey commands from someone they don’t know, so another deputy giving the ‘out’ is pretty much worthless, just as it would if a bad guy commanded ‘out’. I have no doubt in my mind that I could have ‘hung’ the dog and choked him out. There was no reason to shoot him.
A distinct possibility is also that the handler was overly heavy handed. Malinois don’t respond well to being mistreated, but will sometimes take it till they’ve had enough, then a bad handler bite is the result. They respond to rewards, not coercion. He was likely a common bloodline from Arrack’s Home, a top malinois bloodline, which shares some ancestors with my dog.
Wrong! That is so absolutely uninformed it isn’t worth mentioning. They are not trained to bite, they are trained to bite on command and out on command.
OMG now they are shooting their own dogs too!!!!!
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.