Dog Trainer (458) Enlisted Personnel

Performs one or a combination of duties in selecting, training, issuing, caring, and feeding of dogs used for sentry work, attack work, scouting, message-carrying, and location of wounded on the battlefield.
Teaches enlisted men to train dogs to heel, sit, drop, stay, come, crawl, and jump on command, both on and off leash; and to become accustomed to muzzles, gas masks, cars, and gunfire. Determines the specific function for which each dog should be trained. Eliminates dogs unsuitable for military service. Maintains single or multiple unit kennels and improvises kennels. Prepares food for dogs according to recommended feeding standards.

Alternate nomenclatures:

  • Dog Handler
  • Dog Training Instructor
  • Kennelman