Definition of dog handler in English:

dog handler


  • A person who works with trained dogs.

    ‘a police dog handler’
    • ‘My aim is to become a police officer then gain promotion and be a dog handler.’
    • ‘The board feels a second dog handler would help the situation.’
    • ‘Twenty members of the volunteer team and a dog handler from the Search and Rescue Dog Association were called out by North Yorkshire Police just after midnight on Saturday morning.’
    • ‘His body was finally discovered nearly four weeks later on April 2 by a police dog handler walking along the river bank.’
    • ‘A dog handler and the police helicopter were also called in as officers spent a tense two hours outside the house.’
    • ‘But when the suspect abandoned the Volvo S40 and jumped out on Adelphi Street, near the River Irwell, the dog handler chased him on foot.’
    • ‘I looked out of the window and saw about 12 police officers with at least half of them armed and a dog handler and four police vehicles.’
    • ‘He became a skilled dog handler and was one of the Magnetic Pole party who established a sledging record of 41 miles in one day.’
    • ‘A fireman was shot as he tried to douse a blazing jobcentre and a police dog handler survived a bullet ricocheting inside his vehicle.’
    • ‘He fled but a police dog handler who was passing the pub tracked him down to a bungalow in nearby Little Cheverell.’
    • ‘Last year Coetzee applied to become a dog handler.’
    • ‘His gang had also been planning a raid on a post office in Bolton when it was inadvertently thwarted by a police dog handler.’
    • ‘Around half a dozen officers and a dog handler searched the premises yesterday but did not recover any drugs or drugs paraphernalia.’
    • ‘At about 1.30 am a dog handler who was first on the scene smashed through a window and dragged the children out.’
    • ‘Regulations stated he could not enter a Category A prisoner's cell alone and only went in accompanied by three other officers, including a dog handler.’
    • ‘A dog handler and other officers received a barrage of abuse and were pelted with various missiles, Basildon Crown Court heard.’
    • ‘An internal investigation is continuing and it could be weeks before the dog handler discovers if he faces any sanction from the police.’
    • ‘A police dog handler - the first on the scene - smashed his way into the locked vehicle, dragged the children outside and gave them the kiss of life.’
    • ‘Her body was discovered on Sunday, April 2, by a police dog handler walking along the river bank.’
    • ‘The incident on Friday afternoon began when a dog handler parked on Saxon Way, about half a mile from the airport, was routinely observing passing vehicles.’


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