Monthly Archives: May 2014

Perfecting Failure with the Police K9 Team

Many handlers find themselves training with their police k9 on a regular basis, weekly and even daily, only to find that their police dog does not perform as well as should be expected in the field. They work diligently and put in countless hours only to find out that they are simply “perfecting failure”. There…
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Teaching Your Police K9 the Negative at the End of a Trail

Have You Ever Worked With "Randy"? I once had the opportunity to work with a handler that we will call “Randy”. He had been a handler for several years and had handled a number of dogs. Rarely, did he train or practice, particularly in the area of tracking. Therefore, his dual purpose police dog wasn’t…
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Teaching the Out for Police Dogs

A Reliable Out for Police Dogs May be more important than You Think Recently a video surfaced on the internet showing a police K9 handler using a leash to lift the dog off the ground, then striking the dog in the chest with the other end of the leash. The officer was placed on administrative…
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Does Your Detection Dog Alert Too Far From Source?

Horseshoes & Hand Grenades...When Your Detection Dog Alerts too Far From Source You've likely heard the old saying, "It's close enough for horseshoes and hand grenades." Unfortunately, this phrase shouldn't readily apply to describe the actions of a detection dog.  Since detection dogs are utilized for locating narcotics, explosives, etc., being "in the ballpark" simply…
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