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Posts written by Kevin Sheldahl

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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