Patrol / Protection Training

Tactical Obedience: Introducing Between the Legs Contact Heeling

Article by Jerry Bradshaw & Sean Siggins • Photos by Stefanie Suddeth The .pdf version with images from K-9 Cop Magazine In our last installment (Tactical Obedience: Attention Heeling – Aug/Sept 2015), we discussed teaching the focused heel position and why that can … Continue reading Tactical Obedience: Introducing Between the Legs Contact Heeling

The Dual Purpose K9 VS Single Purpose K9 Debate

By Jerry Bradshaw, Tarheel Canine Training, Inc. The .pdf version with photos from The Journal magazine Journal-Single-Vs-Dual-Purpose-K9  Many departments that are looking to start a K9 unit are torn between starting the unit with a full-service patrol/detection canine (normally referred to … Continue reading The Dual Purpose K9 VS Single Purpose K9 Debate

Tactical Obedience: Attention Heeling

Article by Jerry Bradshaw & Sean Siggins • Photos by Laura Molzon The  .pdf version with images from K-9 Cop Magazine In our K-9 Cop Magazine February/March 2015 article (Tactical Obedience Training for Police K-9 Deployments: Introduction), we introduced a number of concepts pertaining … Continue reading Tactical Obedience: Attention Heeling

Buying The Right Bite Suit For The Police K9 Unit

By Jerry Bradshaw President, Tarheel Canine Training, Inc The .pdf version with images from The Journal Buying a bite suit for your K9 unit can be an intimidating proposition because it is, aside from the dog and the vehicle, the most expensive … Continue reading Buying The Right Bite Suit For The Police K9 Unit

Tactical Obedience Training for Police K-9 Deployments: Introduction

Article by Jerry Bradshaw & Sean Siggins • Photos by Britney Bradshaw & Derek Cain Photography The   .pdf version with images from K-9 Cop Magazine In this multiple article series, we will explore police K-9 obedience from a tactical perspective. Obedience for police patrol … Continue reading Tactical Obedience Training for Police K-9 Deployments: Introduction

Verbal Out, Out & Return and Tactical Release: Part 3

By Jerry Bradshaw President, Tarheel Canine Training, Inc The .pdf version with images from K-9 Cop Magazine Part 3 of 3 The fi nal installment of this three part series regarding release techniques concerns the tactical release. Depending on where you are … Continue reading Verbal Out, Out & Return and Tactical Release: Part 3

Verbal Out, Out & Return and Tactical Release: Part 2

By Jerry Bradshaw President, Tarheel Canine Training, Inc The .pdf version with images from K-9 Cop Magazine Part 2 of 3 (part 1 here) Introduction In this second part of a three part series, we will tackle the out and return to heel. … Continue reading Verbal Out, Out & Return and Tactical Release: Part 2

Canine Social Status & Police K9 Washouts

By Jerry Bradshaw President, Tarheel Canine Training, Inc The .pdf version with images from The Journal Something I have been thinking about lately is why there are so many dogs washed out of police dog classes after extensive selection testing is completed. … Continue reading Canine Social Status & Police K9 Washouts

Verbal Out, Out & Return and Tactical Release: Part 1

By Jerry Bradshaw President, Tarheel Canine Training, Inc The .pdf version with images from K-9 Cop Magazine Part 1 of 3 One of the most important patrol skills for a police K-9 is the verbal out. Every certification requires a verbal … Continue reading Verbal Out, Out & Return and Tactical Release: Part 1

The Origins of The Modern American Police K9: The K9 Sports of Europe

By Jerry Bradshaw President, Tarheel Canine Training, Inc The .pdf version with images from The Journal If you are working with an imported German shepherd dog or Belgian Malinois from Europe, it is important to know what your dog already knows so … Continue reading The Origins of The Modern American Police K9: The K9 Sports of Europe