One would think that with all the training police and first responders are required to take and pass, they’d have a rudimentary understanding of the clear signs a dog will display-aggression, fear, apprehension, playfulness, contentment, etc. Dogs will tell us their state of mind by their tail, posture, ears, eyes, maul, etc. Testosterone laden LEOs who display innappropriate aggression may well light the fire that will force a pack animal to defend his or her pack and territory. Perhaps if cops carried more dog bisquits than hollowpoints, fewer senseless canine executions would occur.
Not only that, some very basic training on handling/psychology. I think back 6 months or so ago to the cop that reached for a dog's throat to check it's tag. You can guess the outcome. I't like to ask that cop how she would react if a stranger grabbed for her throat.