Certification Series (Intro)

In no way am I bashing the pioneers of the working canine world. The industry has come a long way from where it started.  That being said, the industry has plateaued.  Case in Point:  Certification.  Most canine programs today train all year to certify. That concept works, only if certification mirrors real world concepts.  Does […]

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January/WK23 2017/Blog – Canine Tactical Gear Series (#9)

Last week I introduced the C-IFAK (Canine – Individual First Aid Kit).  I recommend storing the C-IFAK with first line gear in a cargo pocket on the handler’s support side. The C-IFAK contents support serious canine injuries/illness when you are away from your vehicle and seconds count.  For example – in a building, during a […]

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December/WK20 2016/Blog – Canine Tactical Gear Series (#7)

Canine Tactical Product: The Canine Ballistic Vest Most canine ballistic vests on the market are rated for human protection which is not practical for working canines.  A police canine’s working environment involves close quarters with small arm causalities, i.e. small caliber, knife or blunt object, and mobility is crucial for survival.  However, the vests are bulky, heavy […]

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December2016 8th Edition/Newsletter (E-Collar part 1/2)

This two part series covers the Electric Collar Device. There are two common types of electric collar devices used by both police and military canine  handlers:  The Garmin/Tri-Tronics and the Dogtra. These two particular systems, the Garmin/Tri-Tronics 550 (g2) series and the Dogtra 3500 series, I have personally used extensively as a canine handler overseas […]

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