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Police K9 Decoy Seminar Newton Police Department – K9 Unit

August 28, 2019 @ 8:00 am - August 30, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Police K9 Decoy Seminar
Newton Police Department – K9 Unit
August 28-30, 2019
Newton, Kansas

A lack of decoy skill will reflect in the poor performance of patrol dogs. There is no way around it, decoy
skills in the police K9 world need to improve to have the performance of patrol K9s improve. The good
news is, these skills can be taught.
This class will take place over 3 working days, 24 hours of instruction, and be open to Law
Enforcement/Military participants. The class will be open to up to 15 participants. Supervisors are welcome
to attend. The class will comprise both classroom instruction and practical decoy work. Classroom work
will cover reading K9 behavior during controlled aggression, drive manipulation, and goal setting for
training sessions. Practical instruction will include proper technique in the suit and hidden sleeve. Proper
mechanics for safely catching police dogs in training, and techniques to work dogs to their goals in
foundation and skills training will be covered in depth.
Specific Skills Taught:

  •  Decoy as an instrument of operant conditioning.
  •  Alert on passive suspects with no equipment
  •  Bringing out civil aggression.
  •  Drive channeling
  • Eliminate equipment orientation in any dog.
  •  Proper sleeve mechanics: sleeves don’t create equipment orientation, decoys do.
  •  Proper Bite suit targeting and “catch” mechanics.
  •  Proper use of hidden sleeves and muzzle fighting.
  • Explanation of decoy technique for training and maintaining control commands: out, guarding,
    hold & bark, redirects, and call-off (recalls).

Integrating fundamentals into police K9 training scenarios.
Top level decoy work will increase the ability of your patrol K9s to make apprehensions with confidence,
protect your handlers, eliminate equipment orientation, and be an asset in preparing your handlers for
success in certification with clean, conflict free outs, and recalls.
Improve the efficiency of your limited training time with your decoys by learning how to integrate
fundamental & skill exercises into real-world scenarios.

Jerry Bradshaw, Training Director
Tarheel Canine Training Inc.
Police K9 Services
230 W. Seawell Street
Sanford, NC 27330
Tel. 919-774-4152
Fax. 919-776-3151
Cell. 919-244-8044 (Sales & Scheduling)

Registration Form

Please send this in to register for the seminar. A schedule of events will be provided upon
receipt of the registration. Payment can also be made by Faxing in this form 919-776-
3151 or emailing to admin@tarheelcanine.com and calling Amy Maxwell, Office
Manager, Tarheel Canine at 919-774-4152 and paying with a credit card. Municipal PO
also accepted for payment.
Send to: Tarheel Canine Training, Inc. PO Box 1694, Sanford, NC 27330.
Name _________________________________________________________________
Agency Affiliation _______________________________________________________
Yes, I am bringing a patrol K9 _______ No, I am unable to bring a patrol K9 ______.
K9 Certified with ________________________________________ (Agency or Organization)
Address ___________________________________ State__________ Zip ____________
Tel # ____________________ (C) ____________________ (W) E-Mail________________
Handler participating $400.
Spectator participating $200, shall not be pro-rated.
$_______ is enclosed. Make Checks Payable to Tarheel Canine Training, Inc.
This release is intended to discharge Tarheel Canine Training, Inc. and their owners, officers, employees,
agents, and sponsors, and the Newton, KS Police Department and the City of Newton, KS, from and
against any and all liability arising out of or in connection with my participation in any of the seminar
events for which I am registered or in which I am participating. I understand that serious accidents can
occur during police dog training, events, and other dog-related activities. Participation in such activities
may occasionally result in serious personal injury and/or property damages. Knowing and appreciating
such risks, nevertheless, I hereby agree to assume those risks and full responsibility for the actions of my
dog(s) and myself. By signing below I acknowledge that I have read, understand, and agree to this hold
harmless agreement.

_____________________________ __________
Applicant’s Signature Date

Local Contact Information
K-9 Officer Jose Jurado
Cell Phone: (316) 308-5305
K-9 Corporal Tony Hawpe
Cell Phone: (316)-772-3863

Location (First Morning 8:00am Meeting)
Harvey County Law Enforcement Center
120 E. 7 Street
Newton, KS 67114
Holiday Inn Express/Suites
1430 E. Broadway Ct, Newton, KS 67114
Comfort Inn/Suites
1205 E. 1 st , Newton, KS 67114


August 28, 2019 @ 8:00 am
August 30, 2019 @ 5:00 pm