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Posts in Police and Military K9

Emotions in K9 Training

I attended a sport seminar this past weekend. Mia Skogster was the presenter. Now I preface all this with it is seldom I rethink what I have done/learned and when I do it is often because some small bit of information has made me evaluate what I do in a big way. Mia talked extensively […]

On compulsion and inducements. The why for each in police dog training.

I was in the veterinarians office last week. A civilian dog trainer came in and was offering force free, all positive, dog training for the staff and doctors. I assume to promote his business. Not a bad tactic I guess. But, he was all about all positive (for which I have an aversion….forgive the pun…but […]

The timeline of behaviors for a K9 and handler in a detector canine sniff.

I realized as I was explaining a sniff to one of my students that this is not really intuitive. A real problem for those of us that have handled dogs for decades in an operational environment is that somethings that have become intuitive are far from that among new handlers. It also hurts when you […]

What a canine program needs

What does your canine program need? This is a list of pertinent equipment and services, and covers about everything. This isn’t a must have to get started list and often some of these items can be shared among many teams that work together. A dog, for sure but often the devil is in the details! […]

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