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Use of force with a Patrol K-9 and current internet experts, how wrong they are!

I see on numerous Facebook pages, posts, and various blogs and websites an interesting and disturbing trend. It really boils down to a couple of misconceptions among the inexperienced/un-experienced who currently advertise intensely about the work of police dogs to drum up business. First is the misconceptions about grip. The inexperienced trainer talks excesively about […]

American Schutzhund, Something old, something new, something American!

I had the pleasure and privilege of judging an American Schutzhund Trial at Empire State Schutzhund Club outside Rochester NY this past weekend. The trial had 25 entries, pretty evenly split between B/T’s and AS 1’s So, what exactly does that mean? The B/T is a behavior and temperament evaluation and the AS1 is the […]

What the hell has happened to control, tactics, and common sense in Patrol K-9?

Soo, I usually write these blogs based on some current trend, or hot topic, or other thought provoking information that I come across. Today is no different. I have been following a series of comments from various sources about something “new”. This is a tool used to insert behind a dogs molars and gently depress […]

Suit work for police dogs

Look, I see the pics put up on social media, used in advertisements, and displayed as if they are trophies. Of course, after years of doing this I see all of it with a critical eye. So, here is what I see too much of. Biting behaviors on the lower portion of the arm, over […]

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