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341st Training Squadron

341st Training Squadron Canine Handler


Mission:

The mission of the 341st Training Squadron is to provide trained military working dogs and handlers for the Department of Defense, other government agencies and allies through training, logistical, veterinary support and research and development for security efforts worldwide.

Vision:
To be the recognized world leader in procurement, training and distribution of working dogs and handlers; to promote teamwork and continuous improvement through unparalleled veterinary care, sound breeding practices, and innovative training techniques and technologies; to explore new and effective ways of employing working dogs; and to have the world-class facilities to support our critical mission. These things we do for the protection and security of our nation and its resources throughout the world.


The 341st Training Squadron provides training to military working dogs (MWDs) used in patrol, drug and explosive detection, and specialized mission functions for the Department of Defense (DoD) and other government agencies. Personnel conduct operational training of MWD handlers and supervisors and sustain DoD MWD program through logistical support, veterinary care, and research and development for security efforts worldwide.

For the unit fact sheet, click here.

Military Working Dog Foster Program

From birth to eight weeks, future military working dogs bred at the 341st Training Squadron are reared at the Military Working Dog Center on JBSA-Lackland  in our state of the art whelping facility. While there is no guarantee that any pup of this age will develop into an adult working dog, our Puppy Development Specialists begin working with the pups from birth, imprinting and exposing the pups to a variety of stimulations and activities that will prepare them for the next phase of their life.  

At the age of eight weeks, the puppies go home with qualified and dedicated 'foster' volunteers from the greater San Antonio/Austin area. That's where YOU come in. During the 'foster' period, the pups are raised in secure, nurturing homes that provide learning and play opportunities, as well as outings for the puppies to be exposed to different environments and people to develop a socially sound puppy.

Learn more about the program here.

Military Working Dog Adoption Program

Dogs available for adoption are ones that do not meet the DoD criteria for government work.  Generally, the younger dogs available for adoption to the public are those dogs that did not pass the rigorous training and certification process to become a Military Working Dog (MWD).  There is also a selection of older dogs available that have served in the field or were utilized in the training of new military dog handlers.  Some of the available dogs may have hip, back, or other medical issues that prevent them from working.  Additionally, dogs with medical issues may require prescription medications for the remainder of their lives.  The most common breeds we have for adoption include; German Shepherds, Belgian Malinois and the occasional Labrador Retriever or German Shorthaired Pointer.  

Applications are processed as they are received to determine suitability for adoption.  Every effort is made to pair applicants who meet all requirements with dogs that suit their home, family and lifestyle. 

Learn more about the program here.

Contact Information

341st Training Squadron
 

 341st Training Squadron
1320 Truemper Street, STE 2
Joint Base San Antonio, TX 78236-5103
(210) 671-5178

MWD Contact Information

Adoption Disposition Coordinator:
MWD.Adoptions@us.af.mil

Foster Consultant/DoD Breeding Program:

MWD.Foster@us.af.mil

MWD Shipping: 
mwd.transportation@us.af.mil

Procurement Information

Procurement:
341TRS.DOL.MWDProcurement@us.af.mil

Central Contractor Registration:
www.ccr.gov

Reps and Certifications:
www.bpn.gov

341st In the news

  • JBSA - Lackland | Gentle leaders for gentle giants

    Considering the 37th Training Wing is home to training all military working dogs for the Department of Defense and other agencies, it is no surprise Airmen from the 341st Training Squadron found a new way to improve the exercise of the gentle giants of our force – using a gentle leader. A gentle

  • Police Week: 97 SFS MWD’s stay deployment-ready

    Military working dog handlers and their canine partners are two sides of a sacred relationship. Together, they protect and defend Airmen through their matchless skill and unbreakable bond. For the dogs, it begins in their youth, as MWD handlers passionately and respectfully train their assigned dog

  • Her story: Silva tells how it was

    Silva would take the experiences she encountered throughout her life and career and set out to become the best security forces military working dog handler.

  • 341 TRS opens third specialized MWD training lab

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- The 341st Training Squadron, home of the Military Working Dog program for the Department of Defense, opened its third specialized training lab here Jan. 5, 2022.