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Dog trainer Francis Holder of Boston acts as (Credit: Photo by Angela Gaul)

Dog trainer Francis Holder of Boston acts as a decoy as K-9 officers from Rockland and Orange Counties practice apprehension techniques on the Rockland Psychiatric Center campus in Orangeburg. Sixteen police dogs and 25 handlers from Orange and Rockland Counties, as well as troopers from the New York State Police, participated in the three-day workshop. (June 7, 2012)

Hudson Valley K-9 training

The Clarkstown Police Department hosted a three day police canine seminar. The seminar is to train the decoy to work with the handler and canine to target the individual canine's needs. The training was held at the Rockland Psychiatric Center in Orangeburg with 16 police dogs and 25 handlers from Rockland and Orange Counties, New York State Police and the instructors are members of the Boston Police Department. (June 7, 2012)

Law enforcement officials from Rockland and Orange Counties
(Credit: Photo by Angela Gaul)

Law enforcement officials from Rockland and Orange Counties finished a three-day police K-9 training workshop with dog trainers from Boston on the Rockland Psychiatric Center campus in Orangeburg. (June 7, 2012)

Dog trainer Francis Holder of Boston acts as
(Credit: Photo by Angela Gaul)

Dog trainer Francis Holder of Boston acts as a decoy as K-9 officers from Rockland and Orange Counties practice apprehension techniques on the Rockland Psychiatric Center campus in Orangeburg. Sixteen police dogs and 25 handlers from Orange and Rockland Counties, as well as troopers from the New York State Police, participated in the three-day workshop. (June 7, 2012)

Civilian trainer Ian Pulley of Boston acts as
(Credit: Photo by Angela Gaul)

Civilian trainer Ian Pulley of Boston acts as a decoy as K-9 officers from Rockland and Orange Counties practice apprehension techniques on the Rockland Psychiatric Center campus in Orangeburg. 16 police dogs and 25 handlers from Orange and Rockland Counties, as well as troopers from the New York State Police, participated in the three-day workshop. (June 7, 2012)

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Law enforcement officials from Rockland and Orange Counties
(Credit: Photo by Angela Gaul)

Law enforcement officials from Rockland and Orange Counties finished a three-day police K-9 training workshop with dog trainers from Boston on the Rockland Psychiatric Center campus in Orangeburg. (June 7, 2012)

Dog trainer Francis Holder of Boston acts as
(Credit: Photo by Angela Gaul)

Dog trainer Francis Holder of Boston acts as a decoy as K-9 officers from Rockland and Orange Counties practice apprehension techniques on the Rockland Psychiatric Center campus in Orangeburg. Sixteen police dogs and 25 handlers from Orange and Rockland Counties, as well as troopers from the New York State Police, participated in the three-day workshop. (June 7, 2012)

Dog trainer Francis Holder of Boston acts as
(Credit: Photo by Angela Gaul)

Dog trainer Francis Holder of Boston acts as a decoy as K-9 officers from Rockland and Orange Counties practice apprehension techniques on the Rockland Psychiatric Center campus in Orangeburg. Sixteen police dogs and 25 handlers from Orange and Rockland Counties, as well as troopers from the New York State Police, participated in the three-day workshop. (June 7, 2012)

John Maguire of the Newburgh City Police Department,
(Credit: Photo by Angela Gaul)

John Maguire of the Newburgh City Police Department, left, practices safely pulling his k-9 police dog Ibor off trainer Francis Holder of Boston during training on the Rockland Psychiatric Center campus in Orangeburg. Police officer Patrick Cunningham of the Middletown Police Department and his K-9 Ivan are pictured in the background. (June 7, 2012)

Dog trainer Francis Holder of Boston acts as
(Credit: Photo by Angela Gaul)

Dog trainer Francis Holder of Boston acts as a decoy as K-9 officers from Rockland and Orange Counties practice apprehension techniques on the Rockland Psychiatric Center campus in Orangeburg. Sixteen police dogs and 25 handlers from Orange and Rockland Counties, as well as troopers from the New York State Police, participated in the three-day workshop. (June 7, 2012)

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Civilian trainer Ian Pulley of Boston acts as
(Credit: Photo by Angela Gaul)

Civilian trainer Ian Pulley of Boston acts as a decoy as K-9 officers from Rockland and Orange Counties practice apprehension techniques on the Rockland Psychiatric Center campus in Orangeburg. Sixteen police dogs and 25 handlers from Orange and Rockland Counties, as well as troopers from the New York State Police, participated in the three-day workshop. (June 7, 2012)

Police officer Patrick Cunningham of the Middletown Police
(Credit: Photo by Angela Gaul)

Police officer Patrick Cunningham of the Middletown Police Department and his K-9 Ivan observe during training on the Rockland Psychiatric Center campus in Orangeburg. (June 7, 2012)

Civilian trainer Francis Holder helps police K-9 trainer
(Credit: Photo by Angela Gaul)

Civilian trainer Francis Holder helps police K-9 trainer Troy Caisey, both of Boston, stand as they demonstrate apprehension techniques on the Rockland Psychiatric Center campus in Orangeburg. "You want a police dog that knows how to fight," said Caisey, emphasizing that the dogs should not be unleashed on a suspect who submits or a "kid who rolls out of a stolen car, but a really hard guy, a 'third strike' guy facing a lot of time who will do anything to get away. A good police dog protects." Robert Reilly of the Clarkstown Police Department and his K-9 King are pictured in the background. (June 7, 2012)

Police K-9 Ibor leans against his handler John
(Credit: Photo by Angela Gaul)

Police K-9 Ibor leans against his handler John Maguire of the Newburgh City Police Department as he is praised during training on the Rockland Psychiatric Center campus in Orangeburg. (June 7, 2012)

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