Wordsmith– I also write books

My WIP hero is a retired Navy SEAL who brought home his trained war dog.  I love doing research while writing. Here is a misconception about military trained war dogs.  Yes, they are trained to bite, and this can result in missing teeth.  They only bite on command.  Replacing injured teeth with titanium (at a cost between $600-$2,000/tooth) is one way to help a dog continue its service. War dogs wear tactical body armor.  A dog’s assault suit costs $89,000 with wireless cameras, radio communications. Infrared night cameras relay visuals from as far as a thousand yards away. Speakers are included so that handlers can communicate with the dogs! Approximately three thousand retired war dogs are adopted annually.

Navy SEAL war dog

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4 thoughts on “Wordsmith– I also write books

  1. Rud Row

    While fiercely loyal, they are often independent-minded and have different triggers, or trained responses, to various verbal or physical commands. In many cases, these dogs are not recommended for families with small children or other pets

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