Tag: police K9 training

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 »

The Differences in Dog Training

Types of Dog Training

When it comes to dog training, there are plenty of different routes that you can choose. While some dogs will stick to learning the basic dog training etiquette, others may learn the skills needed to perform personal protection or security. Depending on your dog’s needs, there are many different types of training. Temperament and genetics… 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 »

Excellence Travels Down the Leash

Listen.  Every working dog handler is tempted to settle for mediocre.  It takes effort to excel.  To have a solid, reliable, confident team, handlers and trainers must invest time, energy, and effort.  If you are satisfied with average, your dog will be also.  If you demand excellence, lead towards excellence, and train with excellence, your… Read more »

Calling K9: A History of Police Canine Units

Canines have been a useful partner to police and security authorities for centuries, but how did law enforcement dogs become such a common sight? Let’s take a closer look at the history of police dogs. The origin of police K9s goes back thousands of years – just look at stories from ancient times of guard… Read more »

Should Police K9s still be trained on Marijuana?

There is much debate among law enforcement personnel these days about whether police K9s should still be trained to alert on Marijuana.  With the recent legalization of the narcotic in some states – and other states threatening to do so – the question is certainly a valid one. We will tell you up front that… 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 »

Patrol dog won’t engage the suspect

So you’ve got a patrol dog that won’t engage a decoy/suspect?  Man, is that ever frustrating!  What’s up? A dog’s failure to engage a suspect can cause an unsafe environment for the officers at the scene.  Furthermore, the handler then becomes so engrossed with the dog’s poor performance that he loses focus on what else… 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 »