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Mid-week, you can often find San Diego police utilizing the large open spaces of El Monte Park (five miles east of Lakeside) to train their dogs.

The K-9 unit pulls up to the staged scene, where a heavily padded suspect is waiting. The dog, typically a German shepherd, is led calmly to the scene and is ordered into a long “down,” during which the canine waits until given the command to attack the pseudo suspect. The suspect is apprehended after the attack and then it starts all over.

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mngcornaglia Jan. 31, 2013 @ 11:53 a.m.

Once walking my dog at an open field on Miramar, I was asked to leave because they were going to train their K-9s. Since, they have built a new kennel with a large enclosed training arena...

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