K9 Officer's Manual

Author: Robert S. Eden

Publisher: Dog Training Press

ISBN: 1550590618

Category: Pets

Page: 224

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Inside this book you will find comprehensive information on every aspect of the K9 unit, from administration to officer safety on the job. With two decades of experience, R. S. Eden presents expert training exercises and deployment procedures. Action photos back up his points. In addition, the author examines the attitudes of law enforcement officers from both within and outside the K9 team and analyzes how this affects officer performance and morale.
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K9 Explosive Detection

A Manual for Trainers

Author: Ron Mistafa

Publisher: Dog Training Press

ISBN: 1550591614

Category: Pets

Page: 192

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Conduct efficient, effective and safe searches in any setting K9 Explosive Detection is for detector dog trainers and police departments looking for alternative training ideas or for ways to set up their own course training standards. Ron Mistafa examines some of the major training systems in use by police departments across North America, and he offers a system that combines the most effective elements of each one. This manual focuses on the how-to aspects of explosive detector dog (EDD) training. A gradual build-up of learning experiences and ongoing problem solving techniques produce more confident EDD teams. Ron also examines US and Canadian laws governing possession of explosive materials and devices, provides tips on working with other police specialty units, and explains how to involve non-police personnel at airports in EDD training.
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K9 Behavior Basics

A Manual for Proven Success in Operational Service Dog Training

Author: Resi Gerritsen,Ruud Haak,Simon Prins

Publisher: Dog Training Press

ISBN: 1550594516

Category: Pets

Page: 256

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Understand dog behavior to work with, not against, your K9’s instincts. Learn how to: Recognize and interpret your K9’s expressions, gestures and signals. Use operant conditioning to efficiently and humanely train K9s. Plan and execute effective K9 training programs for search and detection, patrol, remote guided camera, attack, and more. The art and science of training police, military and other service dogs continue to evolve as we learn more about dog behavior. In this revised edition of K9 Behavior Basics, expert dog trainers Dr. Resi Gerritsen, Ruud Haak and Simon Prins share the essentials every trainer needs to know about these advances in K9 training. You’ll learn how to successfully implement or improve your dogs’ training programs using operant conditioning. The authors outline key concepts in dog behavior and communication and provide practical approaches to operant conditioning. They share proven techniques and solid advice from their more than thirty years of specialized K9 experience. Whether you’re just starting out or are a seasoned pro staying up-to-date, K9 Behavior Basics has something for you. Get a free ebook through the Shelfie app with the purchase of a print copy.
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Canine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation

Author: Chris Zink,Janet B. Van Dyke

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119380456

Category: Medical

Page: 608

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Canine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, Second Edition offers a thoroughly revised and updated new edition of this gold standard reference for all aspects of sports medicine and rehabilitation, encompassing basic science and integrated veterinary and physical therapy approaches. Presents current, state-of-the-art information on sports medicine and rehabilitation in dogs Offers perspectives from an international list of expert authors Covers all topics related to veterinary care of the canine athlete and all active dogs Includes illustrations and photographs throughout to demonstrate key concepts Provides clinical cases that set the information in context
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Trident K9 Warriors

My Tale from the Training Ground to the Battlefield with Elite Navy SEAL Canines

Author: Mike Ritland,Michael Ritland,Gary Brozek

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250024978

Category: History

Page: 275

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Written to coincide with a large-scale 60 Minutes feature, an insider's account of the world of elite Navy SEAL military canines traces the author's international search for eligible dog combat unit candidates with whom SEAL handlers eventually forged close bonds and saved countless lives.
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K9 Scent Training

A Manual for Training Your Identification, Tracking and Detection Dog

Author: Resi Gerritsen,Ruud Haak

Publisher: Dog Training Press

ISBN: 1550595849

Category: Pets

Page: 208

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Whether you’re searching for drugs or a missing person, K9 Scent Training will improve your K9 team’s capabilities in the field. Use proven techniques to train your dog for: Scent identification line-ups to indicate a scent connection between crime-scene evidence and a suspect. Tracking along a wide variety of track types, including the cold track, the broken-off track and tracks that run over or under cross-tracks. Detection work for searches in buildings, vehicles, open terrain and more. In this must-have guide for SAR teams and police K9 trainers and handlers, Dr. Resi Gerritsen and Ruud Haak present everything you need to know to build or improve a scent training program. Scent training involves high-stakes work, and in the case of a search for a missing person, the right training for your K9 can mean the difference between life and death. Beginning with the science behind odors and how dogs perceive them, Resi and Ruud show you how to harness that knowledge to eliminate training problems and maximize your dog’s potential. You’ll learn how to start scent training for young dogs using simple exercises before building up to more complex training. Finally, using techniques they’ve perfected over decades, Resi and Ruud share their specialized, step-by-step programs for advanced scent identification training and tracking. Get a free ebook through the Shelfie app with the purchase of a print copy.
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K9 Drug Detection

A Manual for Training and Operations

Author: Resi Gerritsen,Ruud Haak

Publisher: Dog Training Press

ISBN: 1550596810

Category: Pets

Page: 304

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A comprehensive guide to training and deploying your drug-detection dog. Learn how to: Select the right dog for drug detection work. Train your K9 using the latest techniques with proven results. Plan and execute searches of individuals and in a variety of settings, including open air locations, warehouses and other buildings, airplanes, automobiles, and ships. In the fight against illegal drugs, a well-trained K9 can be your most important asset. K9 Drug Detection gives trainers and handlers the tools and knowledge they need to properly train and deploy a highly effective K9 drug detection team. Expert trainers Dr. Resi Gerritsen and Ruud Haak provide the key principles for successful training, as well as step-by-step training schedules for both active and passive responses. They describe the many factors that affect a K9’s work in the field, including the influence of air currents and various weather conditions. They teach you how to protect your K9 from dangerous substances and what to do if your dog is accidentally exposed. They also provide background information every K9 drug detection handler should know, such as the basics of drug laws in North America and Europe and essential facts about the appearance, effects, risks, and use of the most common illegal drugs.
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U.S. Military Working Dog Training Handbook

Author: Department of Defense

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1461747155

Category: Reference

Page: 304

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Learn how to train your dog exactly as the U.S. military trains its canine soldiers. This manual is the Department of Defense’s principle source of information on care, conditioning, and training of our nation’s Military Working Dogs – such as “Cairo,” the canine who served in the raid that killed Bin Laden. From basics, such as “HEEL” and “STAY” to negotiating obstacle courses, to tracking, searching, and even attacking . . . this manual shows readers how our military trains their dogs to be the best trained canines in the world. Contents include: * Veterinary Training Priorities * Principles of Conditioning and Behavior Modification * Patrol Dog Training * Clear Signals Training Method * Deferred Final Response * Detector Dog Training Validation * The Military Working Dog (WMD Program) * Facilities and Equipment * And more…
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Police and Military Dogs

Criminal Detection, Forensic Evidence, and Judicial Admissibility

Author: John Ensminger

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439872392

Category: Law

Page: 304

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It is essential that those in the criminal justice system understand the tasks that police dogs perform and the evidence that their work produces. Police and Military Dogs: Criminal Detection, Forensic Evidence, and Judicial Admissibility examines the use of police and military dogs for a wide variety of functions and explores canine biology and behavior as it applies to police work. The book begins with an overview of the changes that have occurred in the field in the past four decades as discoveries have been made about canine capabilities. The author examines how a canine handler’s work with a skilled police dog can affect the subsequent investigation and prosecution of the crime. He discusses optimal procedures for finding and processing evidence and describes the boundaries of admissibility of evidence produced by police dogs. The book examines the many diverse detection functions police dogs are being trained to perform, ranging from cadaver detection to the discovery of explosives. It also describes the use of dogs to apprehend criminals and in search and rescue operations. Written for a wide audience including canine handlers, forensic scientists, attorneys, and the judiciary, this volume covers topics pertinent to all aspects of the police dog in contemporary law enforcement.
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Team Dog

How to Establish Trust and Authority and Get Your Dog Perfectly Trained the Navy Seal Way

Author: Mike Ritland,Gary Brozek

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons

ISBN: 0425276279

Category: Dogs

Page: 232

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In Team Dog, former Navy SEAL Mike Ritland uses years' of experience to explain the science behind gaining a dog's trust, and offers invaluable steps for how to achieve any level of obedience. His unique approach uses entertaining examples and anecdotes from his work with dogs on and off the battlefield and direct tips from the Navy SEAL guidebook to teach dog owners how to choose the perfect dog for their household, establish themselves as the team leader,' master 'command and control,' and solidify their dog's position as the family's ultimate best friend.'
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Training the Disaster Search Dog

Author: Shirley Hammond

Publisher: Dogwise Publishing

ISBN: 1617811165

Category:

Page: N.A

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Disaster Search Dog (DSD) teams save lives. Quick response to natural and man-made disasters can mean the difference between life and death for trapped victims. Highly trained Disaster Search Dog teams are an increasingly important component in response efforts to save lives in the face of terrorist attacks, earthquakes, and floods-and training these teams has never been more important. Detailed how-to information to pass FEMA tests.
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Decoys and Aggression

A Police K9 Training Manual

Author: Stephen A. Mackenzie

Publisher: Dog Training Press

ISBN: 1550591320

Category: Pets

Page: 96

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A good decoy needs to be an expert in canine communication, and needs to know how to use this language to stimulate aggression in the dog. This book explains, step by step, how to understand the canine paralanguage and how to use your own body to communicate with the dog. It then explains the different types of natural dog aggression and how to use its own language to trigger the useful types without being abusive to the dog. Decoys and Aggression also describes drills designed to develop skill in the decoy. Some are designed to be conducted without dogs until the human demonstrates enough body control to work with a live animal without injuring the dog or himself. This book is the first to combine inter-species communication skills with the specific types of aggression known to be useful to police dog trainers. As such, it is essential reading for all decoys, instructors and students alike, as well as for K9 personnel, handlers, and trainers.
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Sergeant Rex

The Unbreakable Bond Between a Marine and His Military Working Dog

Author: Mike Dowling

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451635982

Category: Pets

Page: 304

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“In Iraq we put our lives in each other’s hands (and paws) day after day. We took care of each other no matter what. Rex and I have a bond that will last for the rest of our born days. If ever there was a marine who lived up to Semper Fidelis, the motto of the Marine Corps, it’s Rex.” Deployed to Iraq’s infamous Triangle of Death in 2004, Sergeant Mike Dowling and his military working dog Rex were part of the first Marine Corps military K9 teams sent to the front lines of combat since Vietnam. It was Rex’s job to sniff out weapons caches, suicide bombers, and IEDs, the devastating explosives that wreaked havoc on troops and civilians alike. It was Mike’s job to lead Rex into the heart of danger time and time again, always trusting Rex to bring them both back alive. Dowling had turned twenty-five and Rex three just after they arrived in Iraq. Neither of them had any idea what to expect, and no training could fully prepare them for this job. An animal lover since childhood, Dowling had fostered and trained dogs for Guide Dogs for the Blind, and he was determined to serve in the military’s K9 unit after joining the Marines. On their first patrols in Iraq, Rex suffered a seemingly incurable fear of explosions and gunfire, but with Mike at the other end of his leash, Rex gained the courage to perform his duty. Filled with harrowing tales of knife-edge bomb-detection work, including an extraordinary baptism by fire, Sergeant Rex is a heart-pounding account of how an unbreakable human-canine bond helped Mike and Rex to stay focused on their mission and save countless lives. Dowling takes us into the searing 130-degree heat, the choking dust, and the ever-present threat of violent attack that seemed to permeate Iraq’s streets. We experience Dowling’s visceral fear of walking down an IED-laden alley where dismemberment or death can come with any footstep, only his trusted partner, Rex, by his side. Loyalty is one of the hallmarks of any good Marine, and nowhere is that quality more evident than in this astonishing account of Mike Dowling and Rex’s wartime experiences. A moving story of how a man and a dog developed complete trust in each other in the face of terrible adversity, Sergeant Rex is an unforgettable tale of sacrifice, courage, and love.
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Buzzards and Butterflies - Human Remains Detection Dogs

Author: J. C. Judah

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0615202284

Category: Pets

Page: 232

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"Buzzards and Butterflies is a primer for the canine handler working a human remains detection dog on land or water. This is the text to learn training and search strategies that work for other HRD handlers."--P. [4] of cover.
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Cert Basic Training Participant Manual

Author: Homeland Security Dept., Federal Emergency Management Agency

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 9780160938603

Category: Reference

Page: 332

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CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) is a critical program in the effort to engage everyone in America in making their communities safer, more prepared, and more resilient when incidents occur. Community-based preparedness planning allows us all to prepare for and respond to anticipated disruptions and potential hazards following a disaster. As individuals, we can prepare our homes and families to cope during that critical period. Through pre-event planning, neighborhoods and worksites can also work together to help reduce injuries, loss of lives, and property damage. Neighborhood preparedness will enhance the ability of individuals and neighborhoods to reduce their emergency needs and to manage their existing resources until professional assistance becomes available. Studies of behavior following disasters have shown that groups working together in the disaster period perform more effectively if there has been prior planning and training for disaster response. These studies also show that organized grassroots efforts may be more successful if they are woven into the social and political fabric of the community-- neighborhood associations, schools, workplaces, places of worship, and other existing organizations. Effective response therefore requires comprehensive planning and coordination of all who will be involved--government, volunteer groups, private businesses, schools, and community organizations. With training and information, individuals and community groups can be prepared to serve as a crucial resource capable of performing many of the emergency functions needed in the immediate post-disaster period. The CERT Program is designed to train individuals to be assets to help communities prepare for effective disaster response. Audience: Effective response therefore requires comprehensive planning and coordination of all who will be involved--government, volunteer groups, private businesses, schools, and community organizations. With training and information, individuals and community groups can be prepared to serve as a crucial resource capable of performing many of the emergency functions needed in the immediate post-disaster period. The CERT Program is designed to train individuals to be assets to help communities prepare for effective disaster response. Related items: Companion to CERT Basic Training Instructor's Guide that can be found here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/027-002-00628-3 Emergency Management & First Responders publications can be found here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/catalog/security-defense-law-enforcement/emergency-management-first-responders
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POLICE DOGS IN NORTH AMERICA

Author: Samuel G. Chapman

Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher

ISBN: 0398082286

Category: Police dogs

Page: 254

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In 1953, there were zero canine programs on any American police force. In 1989, there were more than 2,000 programs with over 7,000 police handler dog teams. In 1953, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police had the nation's only program with 20 teams but in 1989 there were 46 programs with 300 teams. These are dramatic program expansions. There have been controversial issues of using dogs; the pros and cons of using dogs for specialized functions are thoroughly analyzed in this book. Clearly identified are the elements to be assessed as a prelude to implementing a canine patrol unit, with the essential features critical to a unit's organization, operation, and ultimate success.
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K9 Scent Detection

My Favorite Judge Lives in a Kennel

Author: Jan Kaldenbach

Publisher: Dog Training Press

ISBN: 1550591592

Category: Pets

Page: 168

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Renowned K9 trainer and handler Jan Kaldenbach delivers a concise, informative guide to the training and use of K9s for scent detection in police investigations. With lots of practical advice and handy training schedules, Kaldenbach gives trainers the knowledge to successfully train K9s in scent detection for tracking, drug detection, and suspect discrimination. He describes the right way to use scent detection dogs in a variety of operational situations. This guide also contains information on how dogs perceive odors, how their noses function, the qualities that make a dog suitable for scent detection work, tips for handlers to keep in mind, and how dogs are able to track humans. Each chapter includes detailed diagrams and illustrations.
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