Category: Police Dogs

The Important Bond Between a Police Dog and Handler

Police Dog and Handler

Police have used dogs to assist in investigative work in ways humans cannot for hundreds of years. While modern K9 units have come a long way from their roots in medieval Europe, the bond between dog and handler has remained crucially important. If there isn’t a mutual trust between the two, the duo will not… Read more »

The Importance of Human Leadership with a Dog

Nothing about dog training is automatic.  Some people are of the mistaken mindset that domestic dogs can simply perform as we want them to without any responsibility or direction on our part.  This mindset is a farce! A dog’s behavior is nearly always a reflection of his human.  If the human permits sloppiness in the… Read more »

4 Surprising Facts About Working K9’s That You Probably Didn’t Know

Police Dog Trainer

Working dogs are truly like no other. From service dogs to police K9’s, we should be grateful for the hard work that these dogs do each day. Let’s take a look at some of the most interesting facts about service dogs: A K9 Will Typically Go into Service Between 18-24 Months Most working dogs are… Read more »

Heightened Proficiency among Police Dog teams

In light of today’s chaotic society – with unchecked riots, homicides, anti-police racket, defunding – one thing is becoming crystal clear.  The pressure is on for law enforcement to fine-tune their operational procedure and the training behind it.  No matter which side of the police argument you find yourself, all eyes are on law enforcement… Read more »

4 Types of Working Dogs

Types of Working Dogs

While dogs are known to be our beloved household companions, some dogs are also known to be incredibly hard workers in the professional world. Working dogs take their jobs very seriously to help others, and their work doesn’t go unrecognized. Let’s look at four different types of working dogs that you may commonly find in… Read more »

How Police Dogs are Trained for Their Job

Training a Police Dog

Police K9 dogs are a significant part of law enforcement. They are responsible for saving lives and protecting others. A K9 needs to be alert, calm, obedient, and quick to learn. There is a lot of training that a professional dog trainer must do to prepare a dog to become a K9 officer. Adapt to… Read more »

Purchasing Older Pups as Working Dogs

This article is not for folks who want/have a pet puppy.  Rather, it is directed towards those wanting a future working dog.  If that’s you, read on and save yourself some money, time, and frustration. Many people short-circuit their working dog goals before they ever get their new pup home.  Why?  They purchased a young… Read more »

The Future of the K9 Unit: Some Police Dogs are Getting Cameras

Police Dog Cameras

For years now, a K9 Unit has been an essential tool of any major police or law enforcement department. Properly trained dogs help lead the way, when it comes to finding suspects, detecting explosives, and looking for key pieces of evidence. Which is why they’re often so deeply invested in. Recently, a new trend is… Read more »

Passive Bites for the Police K9

Your number is called on the radio for backup at the city park.  Upon arrival you meet with a fellow officer and discuss his suspicions. You find a suspect seated with his head in arms on a picnic table.  You notice a bottle of whiskey open and laying on its side, with the contents gone. … Read more »

A Word about K9 Certification

Annual or semi-annual certifications for Police K9 teams are a big deal.  Certification is a testing of the team’s skills and should be conducted by an independent tester/organization.  Let’s look at a few thoughts about certification. First, many departments are of the opinion that certifications must be conducted by a national agency but this is… Read more »