Know Your Military

Special Breed: Handling a Military Working Dog

Dec. 31, 2018

Over a five-year period, Navy Chief Petty Officer Lucky Jackson, a military working dog, and his handler, Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Jaime Perez, a master at arms, have forged a bond that ensures the Navy is getting the maximum capability out of its military working dog force.

Dog sits on barricade
Lucky Jackson
Military working dog Lucky Jackson sits on a barricade during obedience training at Naval Base San Diego, Calif., Dec. 2, 2018.
Photo By: Navy Seaman Jason Waite
VIRIN: 181202-N-SS350-0094
Dog handler leads dog through obstacle course
Obstacle Course
Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Jaime Perez leads his military working dog, Chief Petty Officer Lucky Jackson, through obedience training at Naval Base San Diego, Calif., Dec. 2, 2018
Photo By: Navy Seaman Jason Waite
VIRIN: 181202-N-SS350-0075

Dog handler leads dog through obstacle course.
Dog Workout
Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Jaime Perez leads military working dog Lucky Jackson through obedience training at Naval Base San Diego, Calif., Dec. 2, 2018.
Photo By: Navy Seaman Jason Waite
VIRIN: 181202-N-SS350-0080
A dog takes down an aggressor.
Controlled Aggression
Navy Chief Petty Officer Lucky Jackson, a military working dog, participates in controlled aggression training at Naval Base San Diego, Calif., Dec. 2, 2018.
Photo By: Navy Seaman Jason Waite
VIRIN: 181202-N-SS350-0021