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Posts written by Kevin Sheldahl

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I was just advised that one of my students in my upcoming spring Basic Handler’s Course is the son of one of my previous students! 29 years ago his dad and I trained his marvelous GSD for the Sheriff’s Department where they work. He had a great K-9 career and eventually moved up the ranks […]

My take on the Police K-9 Training Community

I’ve been observing from both the inside and outside of various elements of the K-9 community the last several years. Now I started training police dogs back in the early 1980’s. I am knee deep in training nearly every day of the week and have been for decades. I am very proud of the accomplishments […]

What makes a POLICE dog instructor, what should you expect from a bona fide instructor?

      I have been addressing    the above issues for the last few years. Now I really do not want to create a rift by bitching about people with zero police experiences training police dogs. But, they need to stay in their lane! In law enforcement there is a pretty classic view of […]

All right, Instrumental Learning or O.C, get it? or not?

Tired of hearing about OC and people who believe OC means clicker training??? Yes clicker training can be defined by OC or by another name Instrumental Learning as well as by Pavlovian Conditioning. But damned these things tend to come with some politically charged opinions among the uneducated!! So, let’s look at learning as it […]

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