Spring 2006 Vol. 2, Issue 2

  • 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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