Nat Geo WILD’s new series Alpha Dogs sheds light on the true “underdogs” of America’s armed forces and law enforcement agencies – the working dog. These highly skilled canines go through rigorous training programs to learn how to sniff out illicit drugs and hidden IEDs, take down armed assailants in a single bound, and even rappel from helicopters! As you’ll see tonight, the elite trainers at Vohne Lick Kennels work around the clock to prepare these Alpha Dogs for high-pressure professions where a single mistake could costs lives.
In the premiere episode of Alpha Dogs, the pressure is on Bobby to make sure the Special Forces troops are ready to graduate from VLK’s dog handling program. Will these pups make the cut? Tune in tonight, Friday, February 8th at 9 PM ET to find out!
Interested in learning more about working dogs that serve in the military and on police forces across the country? Check out the sites below:
After military working dog teams complete their training at Vohne Liche Kennels and are deployed to Afghanistan, the United States War Dogs Association steps-in to provide critical and comfort care items to canine units overseas. Through programs like, “Operation Military Care K-9” the USWDA helps to ensure that handlers and their military dogs have the best training possible and all the resources they need during deployment.
Save-A-Vet strives to rescue military working dogs, K-9′s, and other service animals that don’t quality for regular adoption because of their special needs, and also to provide housing and relief for disabled veterans who help take care of them. Their goal is to build combined rescue shelter/veteran’s housing facilities — where these human and canine companions can live and heal together as long as they need.