Tag: police dogs

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 »

Selecting a Police K9

Correct selection of a K9 is a major component of the successful K9 team.  Many departments end up running inferior K9 units because they fail in this very important part of the program.  Choosing the wrong dog will cause the department to continually “spin their wheels.” First, firmly establish your goals for the K9 unit/team. … Read more »

Problem Solving

Just like in any other unit in law enforcement, problems can arise with K9 teams.  It could be the dog or the handler, or even an ignorant, bull-headed, anti-K9 Chief or Sheriff.  Let’s look at some problems, particularly that may show up in the dog’s behavior. One of the common areas of need in many… Read more »

Problems Created in Training

Many of the problems that officers see on the street is a direct result of problems created in training.  Good training leads to good results.  Bad training leads to poor results.  If your level of training is raised, you will see better performance in the field.  By the way, don’t just show up for training… 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 »

Personal Protection Dog Misconceptions

People have a lot of misconceptions and preconceived ideas about personal protection dog training (PPD). Some of it is based on fact but muddled by fiction or feelings. Additionally, there is an internet world packed with information – some of it is good and trustworthy…and some is not. So, we’ll give a brief attempt to… Read more »

Choosing a Working Dog

Ninety-five percent of having a good working dog is beginning with the right dog in the first place. Trying to train an inferior dog is a waste of time and money and will leave you disappointed when “the heat is on.” Finding the right dog is an absolute must. For the purpose of this article,… Read more »