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FORT RILEY, Kan. - Soldiers from the 630th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company hosted improvised explosive device training for Military Working Dog teams on Fort Riley.

The U.S. Army EOD technicians helped five Military Working Dog (MWD) teams from the 523rd MWD Detachment to hone their lifesaving skills.

Accompanied by their handlers, three Belgian Malinois and two German Shepherds nosed their way around the simulated battlefield, locating hidden explosive hazards.

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The humans have their water bottles. The canines have their water bowls.

The people wear their stretchy pants. The dogs show off their well-groomed coats.

When they get it right, the dogs are rewarded with a treat — while the humans burn off calories.

Cross-training takes on a new meaning in “Exercise With Your Dog!,” a human/canine workout class that’s new to the Madison area but part of a growing trend.

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