dog handling?

Discussion in 'Join the Army - Regular Soldier Recruitment' started by sselc, Mar 27, 2010.

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  1. hi im thinking about joining the RAVC, and was just wondering is it as tough to get into as they say? and is it tougher if your a girl?
  2. Oh I see. I've no idea what percentage of dog handlers are female. I have seen some though.

    One of the female dog handlers at HQ Land is ex R Sigs, and now MPGS I think? She is quite small, and takes the dogs out. I suppose if you have the dog under control size isn't an issue?
  3. thank you for taking my Q seriously.i know its going to be tough but if i want it gotta go for it!
  4. Have you looked at RAf Police dog handling?
  5. i havent no. to be honest im an army brat myself and the army was the only thing i thought of and really want to do.
  6. Ive done the basic dog handlers course (not the RAVC version), its fun to for a while but it gets a bit boring as the months drag on. Bonuses include everyone from the CO downwards giving you a wide berth when they see you walking a crocodile with fur around. You do need to be strong enough to handle large dogs but thats only at the start after that they should obey your commands, unless they see a rabbit running around Lipa in which case prepare to spend half the night chasing the fleabags around.
  7. They don't.

    @ OP - Doesn't matter if you're green or blue these days, I've been working tri service for the last 3 years (2 years of which with RAF Dog handlers...)

    Just a thought for you pal.
  8. Stay on topic please, give me and forastero a break will you!

    Leave the de-boning of threads to us, no need to get medieval on them!
  9. every part of trainign in the army is tough but if you really want it then stick to it and it will come eventually. once you get the job after finishing all training you wil absolutely love it. my dad took this exact career and im currently in the procces of dong the same.