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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November/WK15 2016/Blog – Canine Tactical Gear Series (#4)

Last week I stressed the importance of multiple uses for each piece of gear and introduced the Fail-Safe Collar and the JP Electric Collar (refer to 04Nov16 blog).  I described the fail-safe application, that if the hardware/snaps or breaks, the collar would still be attached to your canine. Just that application alone sets it apart from […]

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November2016 7th Edition/Newsletter (Obedience)

The secret to developing a well rounded Working Dog is Obedience. Obedient Definition:  Doing, or being willing to do, what you have been told to do by someone in authority Let’s take a look at areas where Working Canine obedience applies: Narcotic/Explosive Detection – the search command, scan command, detail command, let go (ball) command Bite […]

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