• In My Opinion: Positional Obedience – Adding variation to obedience training increases its interest – and value – to you and your partner – By Jimmie Davenport
  • Training Perspectives Q&A: What is the proper speed for a track, and how do I get my dog to to that speed? / Any good suggestions for how ot get a dog to be neutral to equipment? / How can I get my dog used to being picked up? 
  • Police K-9 Tracking: Training a Reliable Tracking Canine Rigorous human-scent-discrimination training will produce a police service dog that the courts can judge to be reliable. – Part 2 of 2 – By Tracy Bowling
  • K-9 Agency Spotlight: The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department – By Anthony Jenkins
  • The Art of Hotel-Motel Interdiction: A narcotics canine is an effective tool in hotel-motel interdiction, particularly in knock-and-talk situations. – By Ted Daus
  • Canine Legal Update: Tracking and Patrol Issues – By Terry Fleck
  • Deployment: Lady Luck and the Old Dog A drug dealer outsmarts himself in this humorous, but successful deployment – By Chris Morrell
  • Healthwatch: Protection Your Canine from Heatstroke – By Kevin T. Fitzgerald, DVM, ABVP
  • No-Stress Recalls Avoid recall issues by giving your canine a solid training foundation with no negative associations. – By Steve Sprouse

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  • Training Perspectives Q & A: I have a four-year old German Shepherd trained in narcotics and tracking (no bite work). He is extremely animal-aggressive and I have trouble getting him to “out” his reward. / My dog’s conditioning as a passive-alert drug dog is bleeding over into his patrol duties. / Is it common to have a bomb dog alert on car batteries?
  • In My Opinion: It’s Not a Sport, It’s a Job: Understanding the difference between sport training and K-9 training is critical to your success as a handler. – By Rodney Spicer
  • Police K-9 Tracking: How Reliable if Your Dog? The courts increasingly question canine tracking reliability and require proof thereof – Part 1 of 2 – By Tracy Bowling
  • K-9 Agency Spotlight: London’s Marine Search Dogs Take on Terrorists – By Gerard Dowley
  • Scent Training for Explosives Detection Canines – By Mike Herstik and James C. Smith
  • Healthwatch: Rapid Response to Injury – By Paul S. McNamara, DVM, DACVS
  • Deployments in Devastation: A lieutenant’s firsthand account of K-9 law enforcement in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.  – By Leroy Azlin
  • Canine Legal Update: A Reasonable Use of Force: Federal court findings concerning the deployment of patrol dogs – By Terry Fleck
  • Case Study: Training, Certification, & Reliability of Police Service Dogs: Federal case law requires agencies to comply with minimum training standards. By Terry Fleck

 

  • Partners Against Crime: The History of Police Service Dogs: Although they first served in place of humans, service dogs have proved to be valuable additions to police forces worldwide. – By Verite Reily Collins
  • Case Study: Establishing Your Dog’s Reliability – Training and certification records are essential to establishing canine reliability in court. – By Ted Daus

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  • Training Perspectives Q & A: What are some of the best ways to maintain the verbal release? / My dog barks continuous only when the car is in motion. / Question on interaction with police dog and 10 month old baby. 
  • Tapping in: Preparing the K-9 Team for Wiretap Investigations – Success or failure of a complex Title III investigation may depend on a K-9 team’s training, reliability, and record keeping. – By J. O. Gentry
  • K-9 Agency Spotlight: The Regional Lodz (Poland) K-9 Unit – By Joanna Kwiatek-Meyer
  • Report Writing 101: Canine Use-of-Force: Incident reports must effectively justify your actions in deploying your canine partner. – By Brad Smith
  • Healthwatch: Preventing and Handling Exposure to Poisonous Animals – Quick response is vital when your police service dog comes into contact with poisonous snakes, spiders, or bees. – By Kevin T. Fitzgerald, DVM, ABVP
  • Partners Against Crime: The History of Police Service Dogs: Although they first served in place of humans, service dogs have proved to be valuable additions to police forces worldwide. – By Verite Reily Collins
  • Case Study: Establishing Your Dog’s Reliability – Training and certification records are essential to establishing canine reliability in court. – By Ted Daus

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  • Training Perspectives Q & A: My single-purpose bomb dog has the habit of hitting the find and then continuing the search for another 3-6 feet before she sits. / How can I get my narcotics dog to indicate better? / Any ideas about how to get my dog to be consistent?
  • In My Opinion: Single or Dual Purpose: Which is Best for your Department? Budget constraints, canine ability, and current trends based on past experiences are all factors to consider in setting up a K-9 Unit. – By Tracy Bowling
  • Drug Interdiction the Right Way The successful prosecution of narcotics traffickers begins with proper interdiction methods – By Ted Daus
  • K-9 Agency Spotlight: The City of Philadelphia K-9 Unit – By Jeff Meyer
  • Case Study: Deadly Force Redefined Should the new definition of deadly force affect your use of canines? – By Brad Smith
  • Healthwatch: Emergency Treatment for Poisoning – By Paul S. McNamara, DVM, DACS
  • Power On: Introducing and Using the Electric Collar – By Rodney Spicer
  • Canine Legal Update: Federal Court Rulings on PSD Sniffs – By Terry Fleck

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  • Training Perspectives Q & A: My department has a find-and-bark policy. I have a very intense Dutch Shepherd that won’t bark when he locates a suspect. / What are some good ways to teach my dog to go into tight spaces? / How do we determine whether this dog is streetworthy before the first real find comes along?
  • In My Opinion: Successful Muzzle Training – By Rodney Spicer
  • A Valuable Tool in the SWAT Arsenal – By Brad Smith
  • K-9 Agency Spotlight: The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police K-9 Unit – By Jeff Meyer
  • Case Study: A Sniff is just a Sniff Will high-court rulings about using canines to sniff vehicles carry over to building searches? – By Ted Daus
  • Compensation for Canine Care If you are not being paid to care for your canine partner, your agency is not in compliance with federal law. – By Terry Fleck
  • Effective Canine Learning Concepts – By Robert S. Eden
  • Health watch: Handling Police Canine Medical Emergencies Paul S. McNamara, DVM, DACVS

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