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Issue 6 | November/December 2017

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Training to Avoid Liability

Training to Avoid Liability

Part Two

By Brad Smith

Advanced K9 Training is Critical

As I travel across the country teaching my SKIDDS and CATS classes, the overwhelming common shortfall I encounter is the lack of overall progression in the K9 team’s abilities…

Tactical Manhunting

Tactical Manhunting

Tracking in the Baltics

By Jeff Schettler

I am writing this article at the end of a six-week tour of K9 trailing/tracking training in four countries and two states in the good ol’ USA. Everything began in Düsseldorf, Germany, with a four-day course with students who are primarily search and…

Police Dog Training

Police Dog Training

A Scientific Approach to Off-Leash Control

By Jerry Bradshaw

One of the mysteries of dog training seems to be how to get a reliable level of off-leash control in your police dog. As a veteran seminar speaker, I have trained all around the world with police K9 handlers and trainers who have seemed to struggle…

Applying Science to the Art of Detection Canines

Applying Science to the Art of Detection Canines

Vapor Plume Dynamics

Authored by Battelle Staff Members: K. Good, N. Knebel, S. Lawhon, L. Siers, D. Winkel

Readers of Working Dog Magazine are well aware that a canine’s keen sense of smell enables it to detect targeted contraband that would otherwise…

Featured Department

Featured Department

Vancouver PD Canine Unit

By Sergeant Ray Wong

Vancouver is a coastal seaport city in Canada, located in the Lower Mainland region of British Columbia in the Pacific Northwest. According to the 2016 census, Vancouver has a population of 631,486 residents. It is the 3rd largest…

Vet Check

Vet Check

Cold Weather Tips

By Dr. Alexis Newman

As the cold weather has arrived in some areas, it is time to think about concerns there may be for your K9 when exposed to extremely cold temperatures. Certainly this does not affect everyone, but it is always important to keep in mind…

Equipment

Equipment

Eye Protection

By Jesse Emilo

Dust, Debris, and Projectiles

Dust, sand, debris and projectiles can cause damage and create unwanted distraction.
Appropriate eye protection provides a seal around the dog’s face to keep out debris and is ventilated to allow…

Canine Legal

Canine Legal

Caution: Lane Departure

By John Peters, Attorney at Law
You are reading an article in a home building magazine about the correct methods for creating architectural drawings. There are only two problems. One, the information is incorrect and two, the author is not an architect. The second problem explains…

Let's Train

Let's Train

Alabama’s ik9 is Disrupting the Dog Training Industry

Landon Ash says the dog training business today is a lot like the used car business was in the 1980s.

“There are a lot of shysters out there.”

Just as car dealers would turn back the odometer on a jalopy, canine dealers today will take…

Mine Detection Teams

Mine Detection Teams

Engineers and Dogs Learning New Tricks

By Stephen Standifird

FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. — All engineer Soldiers train at Fort Leonard Wood, even the four-legged ones.

Fort Leonard Wood is home to the Combat Engineer Mine Detection Dog Handlers Course, where combat engineers are trained side by side…

The Canine Athlete

The Canine Athlete

Injury Prevention

By Erica Boling, PhD

The life of a canine athlete is not necessarily an easy one. No matter if they are engaged in sport or work, these high drive dogs typically undergo training and working conditions that are both physically and mentally demanding. In my mind, both sport and working dogs…

Handler Nutrition

Handler Nutrition

The Stress Buster Diet

By Marissa Oliver

Stress: We all have it and have felt the immediate effects on the body when confronted with a sudden threat. The adrenal glands flood the bloodstream with a potent cocktail of adrenaline, cortisol, and other stress hormones. Our heart rate and blood pressure increase…