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You Don't Stop Learning Until You Hang Up The Leash – A Look Into K-9

Senior Airman Antoine Carr, future military working dog handler, refills a food container April 26th, 2018 at the kennels on Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. Carr made the point that there is much more to being an MWD handler than flashy patrols – the dogs form bonds with their handlers after all the training, the hard work and the time spent with them each and every day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zoe Thacker)

Senior Airman Antoine Carr, future military working dog handler, refills a food container April 26th, 2018 at the kennels on Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. Carr made the point that there is much more to being an MWD handler than flashy patrols – the dogs form bonds with their handlers after all the training, the hard work and the time spent with them each and every day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zoe Thacker)

Senior Airman Antoine Carr, future military working dog handler, in the 'bite suit' after a demonstration – showcasing the strength, speed, and agility of the MWD's on April 27th, 2018 at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. The bite suit protects the K-9 handlers form being harmed while they train their dogs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zoe Thacker)

Senior Airman Antoine Carr, future military working dog handler, in the 'bite suit' after a demonstration – showcasing the strength, speed, and agility of the MWD's on April 27th, 2018 at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. The bite suit protects the K-9 handlers form being harmed while they train their dogs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zoe Thacker)

Senior Airman Antoine Carr calms military working dog Pieter during a veterinary appointment April 27, 2018 at Patrick Air Force Base's Veterinary Treatment center on Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. The appointment was considered routine, as all MWD's have to be examined after a deployment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zoe Thacker)

Senior Airman Antoine Carr calms military working dog Pieter during a veterinary appointment April 27, 2018 at Patrick Air Force Base's Veterinary Treatment center on Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. The appointment was considered routine, as all MWD's have to be examined after a deployment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zoe Thacker)

Senior Airman Antoine Carr holds military working dog Pieter's mouth open so the veterinarian can get a look at his teeth April 27, 2018 at Patrick Air Force Base's Veterinary Treatment center on Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. Carr takes care of various different MWD's until his own dog returns from a deployment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zoe Thacker)

Senior Airman Antoine Carr holds military working dog Pieter's mouth open so the veterinarian can get a look at his teeth April 27, 2018 at Patrick Air Force Base's Veterinary Treatment center on Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. Carr takes care of various different MWD's until his own dog returns from a deployment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zoe Thacker)

Senior Airman Antoine Carr and military working dog Beta put on a demonstration for a JROTC class from a local high school April 27th, 2018 at the kennel on Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. Until Carr becomes an official K-9 handler and his dog returns from deployment, he's tasked with demonstrations, cleaning the kennels, feeding the MWD's and taking them out for exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zoe Thacker)

Senior Airman Antoine Carr and military working dog Beta put on a demonstration for a JROTC class from a local high school April 27th, 2018 at the kennel on Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. Until Carr becomes an official K-9 handler and his dog returns from deployment, he's tasked with demonstrations, cleaning the kennels, feeding the MWD's and taking them out for exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zoe Thacker)

Senior Airman Antoine Carr, future military working dog handler, watches as MWD Dome does a sweep for explosive materials April 26, 2018 at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. Carr, until his own MWD returns froma deployment, trains with other handler's dogs – but says he can't wait for the day that he can go on patrols, do sweeps and just enjoy the company of his own dog. (U.S. Air Force phot by Airman 1st Class Zoe Thacker)

Senior Airman Antoine Carr, future military working dog handler, watches as MWD Dome does a sweep for explosive materials April 26, 2018 at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. Carr, until his own MWD returns froma deployment, trains with other handler's dogs – but says he can't wait for the day that he can go on patrols, do sweeps and just enjoy the company of his own dog. (U.S. Air Force phot by Airman 1st Class Zoe Thacker)

A picture frame displaying "The Working Dog", an ode from a military working dog to its handler, inside the base kennels at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. The bond between a handler and an MWD is much deeper than most would think – as the two trust each other with their lives on a daily basis. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zoe Thacker)

A picture frame displaying "The Working Dog", an ode from a military working dog to its handler, inside the base kennels at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. The bond between a handler and an MWD is much deeper than most would think – as the two trust each other with their lives on a daily basis. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zoe Thacker)

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