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Fire House Dog?

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  • Fire House Dog?

    Does anyone have any experience with a station dog? I'm just curious on your thoughts or experiences on the topic. Our dept has been approached by an individual who wants to give us a dog for one of our stations. He has also agreed to set up a fund to cover ALL the dogs expenses.

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    We have a Dalmatian at our firehouse that was given to us by members of
    the city. I believe all her expenses and training are paid for by private donations
    at no cost to the city or department. She has been to a local dog trainer to learn
    commands/instructions. She is great to have around the station for the
    community and kids to come visit when they get a chance. She goes to community events
    and kids love to see her. I would say the biggest issue is with training and commands.
    She basically has 20 different owners and it's sometimes hard to keep everyone on the
    same page as far as what is allowed, what is not, and commands. Some are more lenient than others
    about training/corrections, ect. She is still young and has a problem with jumping up on
    people which needs to be corrected. She is going to work with the dog trainer again on
    hopefully getting better with this.

    Overall I think it's a great asset for the firehouse/community, but also a lot of responsibility.
    Everyone needs to be on-board with the idea and willing to put in some time for training, ect.


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