September/October 2008 Vol. 4, Issue 5

  • Canine Legal Update: Tracking Cases – By Terry Fleck
  • Training Perspectives Q & A: Are there any issues to breeding a single-purpose narcotics dog in terms of his drive and focus after the fact? Once he is bred, is he going to be focused on females in heat or will he continue to stay focused on work during drug sniffs? / Is it possible to inadvertently teach a dog to come back on the handler? / At what age and what point of the initial training should you introduce the power collar? Will it hurt the dog’s desire to work? 
  • In My Opinion: Avoid Unnecessary Police Canine Deaths: You can prevent your dog from dying a needless and horrific death from heat stroke. – By Terry Fleck
  • Urban Tracking: A new approach to training ensures that your dog will be able to track on any surface – By Steve White
  • K-9 Agency Spotlight: The Michigan State Police Canine Unit – By Lieutenant Ric Hetu and Trooper David Yount
  • Clear, Concise Canine Communication – By Michael Colton
  • Legal Issues: Reasonable Suspicion, not Probable Cause – By Terry Fleck
  • Healthwatch: Kennel Cough: Fact and Fiction – By Kevin T. Fitzgerald, DVM
  • Deployment: Considered Armed and Dangerous – A K-9 manhunt tracks and captures two robbers and avowed cop killers –  K-9/Cpl. Thompson Newton (KS) PD
  • K-9 Care & Handler Compensation  – By Bill Lewis II

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