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An Oklahoma-based company Torchlight K-9 has been training the world’s toughest dogs for the US police force for over 35 years.
The main trainer of Torchlight K-9, Ted Summers, has been working for Torchlight K-9 for years and says he doesn’t even remember how many times he has been bitten.
Torchlight K-9 starts training the dogs since they are puppies.
Ted Summers told BTV: “We focus exclusively on law enforcement work, and we do three phases of work: one is detection, two is tracking and then we teach the dog to bite. I jokingly say that I teach dogs to find stuff and bite people.”
“These dogs bite people for a living, that’s what they do – I can’t count the number of times I’ve been bitten.”
Torchlight K-9 breeds the dogs, raises them when they are about eight weeks old and starts training them for the US police force.
Torchlight K-9 breeds Belgian Malinois, Dutch and German shepherds.
Belgian Malinois are very dangerous and training them is the toughest thing to do due to their aggressive nature. However, Ted says their aggressive nature is actually essential for police dogs.
Ted said: “The things that make them great working dogs, and make them great at what they do, make them terrible pets – they tend to be a little extra than your average pet.”
“If we have a dog that doesn’t meet the standards, and if they don’t possess that drive, we will place them in pet homes where they can hang out in people’s backyards.”
Torchlight has been training the world’s toughest dogs for over 35 years and this is what makes them special in the world of police dogs training.
Ted and his fiancé Alicia work together at Torchlight K-9 and train dogs with the help of their team.
The couple says they are very proud of their team and hopes for a more successful future.
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