• Care of the Canine and Equipment

    Taking care of your canine partner is easy right? What could be so hard about feeding, bathing, brushing, clipping nails, etc., etc., etc.? It really isn’t that hard if you keep on top of it. Let’s take a look at what is and should be involved.

    Article • October 12th, 2012

  • Canine Socialization is Important

    I firmly believe that from day one of training, socialization should be a big component of that training. Taking your partner in training to the pet store, park, and through the neighborhood so there is interaction with other animals and people. I’m not...

    Article • September 19th, 2012

  • Military Working Dog Adoptions

    The United States military spends countless amounts of money and hours training our soldiers to the highest of standards; well they do the same with the Military Working Dog (MWD). I don’t know a lot about MWD’s, but I do know that they receive...

    Article • August 16th, 2012

  • Canine Health in the Heat

    Most pet canines have the luxury of staying indoors in the air conditioning or if outdoors they find shade or dig and make themselves a bed in the cool dirt. Working canines on the other hand, are leaving the air conditioned house and have to work in...

    Article • July 20th, 2012

  • Books for Canine Training & Information

    Don’t get me wrong; there is nothing like being out on the training grounds with your canine and going through various obstacle courses, sniffing out drugs and getting the bite on the decoy, but there is a wealth of information available in books.

    Article • June 21st, 2012

  • K-9 Equipment Selection

    Equipment selection can be a difficult thing. When you get assigned to the K-9 unit, you have more equipment to consider. You may be issued equipment. Like every other piece of equipment, you must inspect it, especially if it is department issued and...

    Article • May 21st, 2012

  • Legal K9 Searches

    Lately I’ve seen many news reports of a U.S. Supreme Court case involving K9 searches. The particular case I’ve been seeing has to do K9 Franky from the Miami-Dade Police Department and an arrest that was made in December 2006. I am going to discuss...

    Article • November 15th, 2012

  • Search Incident to Arrest

    Several United States Supreme Court rulings have had a major impact on how law officers use the fourth amendment.

    Article • August 23rd, 2011

  • K9 Parcel Interdiction

    Those canine handlers who train but miss the opportunity to work with parcels and become involved in parcel interdictions are missing a great opportunity.

    Article • August 11th, 2011

  • Remember Fallen K9 TEAMS

    The last few weeks have been tragic for canine handlers. We lost two brave souls.

    Article • July 19th, 2011

  • Dressed to the (ca)nines

    In September of 2010 Jeff LaLonde of the Buena Vista Police Department in Saginaw, Mich., and Zeus, his K-9 partner, were hot on a track. It began when a neighboring jurisdiction called in a home invasion. As they learned the premises was overflowing with...

    Article • May 23rd, 2011

  • Are Bath Salts an Illegal Drug?

    We keep hearing about state legislators looking to make bath salts illegal in emergency legislation. Do they mean those you put in the tub?

    Article • May 17th, 2011

  • K9 and Antifreeze Do Not Mix

    It is so dangerous that by the time you understand of even realize that your K9 has ingested it you are already too late.

    Article • May 12th, 2011

  • K9 Paperwork

    It is important to maintain proper documentation. Failure to do so can result in the loss of your case, or even the canine being ruled unreliable.

    Article • March 10th, 2011

  • Tracking Man With K9

    After attending the course from American Mantrailing Academy, I realized how much my dog could do.

    Article • February 10th, 2011

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