What is a dog â other than something with four legs and a tail?
Either a pet or a working dog, yes?
If itâs a working dog, itâs got a job to do â finding something or stopping someone or something going somewhere itâs owner doesnât want them to go?
Pretty simple, yes?
So, a police dog would be a working dog, with four legs and a tail that was supposed to stop someone going somewhere? How is it supposed to do that other than to bite them â am I being naive?
I must be. Last year 2,725 suspects were bitten by police dogs. Good dogs, obviously?
Then why has ACPO just announced that they have paid out Â£770,000 in compensation to them for getting bitten by the naughty doggies?
I can understand (possibly) the â155â² members of the public who got between the dog and his quarry and received compensation for getting bitten, but the 2,725 suspects – that leaves me baffled.
What is the dog supposed to do? Just âwoofâ at them?