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Issue 12 | November/December 2018

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The Good. The Bad. The Ugly.

The Good. The Bad. The Ugly.

Role of the K9 Unit Supervisor

By Jay Brock

When I began as a K9 handler in the early 1990s, I was fortunate to have a K9 unit supervisor who had a wealth of K9 experience himself, both as a handler and as the unit supervisor for several years. He was extremely patient with new handlers like myself and provided a great deal of guidance…

Vet Check

Vet Check

Advanced Canine Athletic Program

By Sean McPeck, DVM, CCRP

When I speak with working dog handlers, I find many individuals don’t realize the canine is subject to the same rules of conditioning that we are. Only after I start presenting the analogies of ourselves, and using human conditioning experiences as examples, do people start to view the canine as …

K9 SWAT Deployment

K9 SWAT Deployment

CS Gas Environments: Joplin (MO) Debrief

By K9 Officer Adam Brannin and Sergeant Nick Jimenez

On December 14, 2017, at 1736 hours, the Joplin (MO) Police Department SWAT team responded to an armed and barricaded homicide suspect from Ohio. Members of the Joplin Police Department Investigations Bureau and the United States Marshals had found…

Walking Point

Walking Point

The Story of a Marine and His Dog

Always a writer at heart, RJ Nevens, Jr., was born in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1974. His interest in military working dogs stemmed from his love of the Doberman breed. Having Dobermans his entire adult life, RJ admires their stoic and loyal qualities. But, it wasn’t until a photograph surfaced on the internet that sparked the idea for RJ’s story…

Snapshot

Snapshot

K9 Duke Works the Streets of California

Duke, a European Doberman, was born on March 28, 2015, in San Jose, California, at West Coast Dobermans, which is owned and operated by Tony Alves. I brought Duke home at eight weeks old as a personal pet and companion. When Duke was 12 weeks old, I enrolled him at Bay Area K9 (BAK9) in Santa Clara, California…

Equipment

Equipment

Dog Beds

By FurHaven Pet Products

Recent, well-publicized sleep studies have drawn attention to the importance of sleep and its effects on people’s health. The impact of sleep is no different for your K9 partner. In a 24-hour day, the average dog spends…

Gear Junkie

Gear Junkie

ReLEntless Defender Apparel

ReLEntless Defender Apparel was established in January 2015, during the peak of animosity and distrust against law enforcement. Being a company owned and operated by a family of police officers, their first mission was to stand up for the hundreds of thousands of officers who went to work every day with the goal of protecting…

Canine Legal

Canine Legal

Marijuana Legalization – Does K9 Need to Panic?

By John M. Peters, Attorney at Law

There is an unmistakable march toward marijuana legalization in various forms. Ten states and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana for recreational use. Thirty-three states have legalized some form of marijuana…

K9 Care and Maintenance

K9 Care and Maintenance

Helping Your K9 Combat the Cold

By Purina

It’s important to stay vigilant about keeping your K9 safe in chilly conditions. Cold weather can be harmful for a dog. It can affect his or her immune system, making the dog prone to disease and injury. By following these tips…

The Canine Athlete

The Canine Athlete

Enhancing Performance for Detection Dogs

By Erica Boling, PhD

Throughout the world in these tumultuous times, we are seeing an increased need for dogs trained in detection work. The demand for highly trained and highly proficient detection dogs will continue to grow as people begin to recognize…

Handler Fitness & Nutrition

Handler Fitness & Nutrition

Step Away From the Scale

By Marissa Oliver

Losing weight can be a frustrating and sometimes difficult process. For the majority of us, it will require dedication in the gym, discipline with what we are putting in our mouth, and generally just saying yes to a lot of things we’d rather say no to…

Police Fitness & Nutrition

Police Fitness & Nutrition

Mental Strength

By Sergeant Wilson Alequin

Eating right and being physically fit does not necessarily mean you are healthy. There are many factors that contribute to health and overall wellbeing. An important factor repeatedly getting overlooked in our profession…

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