Category: Police Dogs

Police Dog Training

How the police dog is trained matters greatly.  Great police dog training will enhance the team while poor training habits will weaken the team.  Just like muscle memory in firearms training, both the handler and the dog will resort to the habits that have been developed in training, whether good or bad, whether helpful or… Read more »

Police Dog Training Records

Record keeping is critical to team improvement as well as legal protocol.  This article deals primarily with training records of the K9 team.  Police dog training records provide a record of performance. Training records can help to guide our training.  If the handler/trainer sees a particular problem in a repeated exercise, one or the other… Read more »

Police Dogs Certification

Certification of Police K9 teams are to show a minimum standard of proficiency of said team.   These can include Obedience, Patrol, Trailing, Detection and more.  The courts have NOT established that the K9 team must be certified by a nationally recognized organization.  Currently, any certification given by a reputable official will be recognized in the… Read more »

Training Protection Puppies

Before you continue with this article it is recommended you read our article entitled, “Protection Puppy Training”. We are taking for granted that you have a puppy who is genetically capable of doing the work you desire and that the pup is being properly socialized to many different kinds of stimuli and situations (see our article… Read more »