In a new video, Russian dog handler Vladimir Khitrykh demonstrates how the new protective armour keeps the police dogs safe.
Mr Khitrykh discusses how they trained his adorable police dog to use the hi-tech vest by using incentives.
He says: “At first, of course, the dog did not like the vest. Then gradually she realised that it was for her own good and protection.
“We taught her with the help of incentives. We can put the armoured vest on the dog in just one minute.”
The new ‘Nord body armour’ has reportedly been designed by Russia’s Scientific Production Association of Special Materials (NPO), based in St. Petersburg.
The association was formed during the Soviet Union days, intended as a specialist armoured materials laboratory.
The protective vest is comprised of two parts, protecting the brave canine’s neck and chest, while additional armour is also available for its legs if needed.
Mr Khitrykh explains: “We had been working together for six months. First, we trained for about two months, and then when the dog got used to me, we started to work together.
“We worked on The Race of Heroes. About a hundred cars went through our patrol. We were looking for explosives and engineering ammunition.”
Russia sent the adorable puppy, named Dobrynia, to Paris to help fight “against terrorism”.
Dobrynia will be trained to continue the essential work Diesel was completing before he was tragically killed.
Diesel’s handler said the dog was sent into the Paris apartment to see if the area was clear after gunfire had died down.
He said: “When we arrived there were a lot of exchanges of fire and grenades exploding. Then it was calm.”
“It was almost abnormal. After a few minutes we decided to send in the dog… to see if the zone was clear.
It later emerged the tragic dog was just months away from retiring.
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