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The best source for dog training news, tricks and treats, right from world class leaders in dog training.

The best source for dog training news, tricks and treats, right from world class leaders in dog training.

K-9 Supervisors and administrators listen up!!!

I understand that law enforcement administrators have a tough job. I’ll give em that. But, when it comes to my little part of the pond, K-9, I wonder where many of them distilled out their ideas from? Some have made some poisonous hooch!! I would think they would or at least should care about the […]

Pet Dogs Reinforcement Schedule

If you are training a pet dog and using reward-based training it is important that you understand reinforcement schedules. It is also important that pet dog trainers understand that their dogs must remain on random rewards for the rest of the dog’s life. There are several ways of rewarding our dogs: 1. Continuous Reinforcement 2. […]

Vocabulary among dog trainers; A nearly un-navigable terrain.

It is often that I travel and work with handlers in law enforcement and even in civilian training arenas. One thing is evident as I talk with working dog practitioners and enthusiasts. The vocabulary of working dog sports and industry is an eclectic mix of science, pseudo science, colloquialisms, jargon, and self promotion by coining […]

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 […]

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