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Police K9 Decoy Seminar, Orangeburg, SC PD – POSTPONED

October 15, 2012 - October 17, 2012

Police K9 Decoy Seminar

Orangeburg Department of Public Safety

1320 Middleton St

Orangeburg, SC 29115

October 15th-17th, 2012

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 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 $225.
Spectator participating $100, 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, sponsors, and the Orangeburg DPS, Orangeburg SC, and the city of Orangeburg, SC, its employees, agents, and sponsors 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

Points of Contact

Bill Murphy, K9 Unit, Orangeburg DPS, Office 803-533-4108, Cell 803-571-0372
Amy Maxwell, Tarheel Canine (Registrations/Payments) 919 774-4152
Jerry Bradshaw, Tarheel Canine, 919-244-8044

Hotel Information

Econo Lodge
1415 John C. Calhoun Dr.
Orangeburg, SC 29115
Ph # (803)531-4600

Mention Tarheel Canine and room rates are $55 a night for king bed.
Restaurant available at motel for breakfast.

All dogs must be in a crate, when unattended in rooms.


From I-26: Take Exit 145 onto US601 South. Follow US 601 to US301 (John C Calhoun Dr.). Turn right. Econo Lodge is about a half of a mile on left.

From South of town: Come in on US 301. When you get in town, Econo Lodge will be on the right.

Training Site

Orangeburg Public Safety Headquarters
1320 Middleton St
Orangeburg, SC 29115

Class starts on Oct 15, 2012 at 8:30am in Training Room.


From I-26: Take Exit 145 onto US601 South. Follow US 601 to US301 (John C Calhoun Dr.). Turn right. Go to Middleton St. (third stop light). Turn right. Pass through second traffic light and the building is one block ahead on the right.

From south of town: Come in on US 301. Turn left onto Middleton St. Pass through the second traffic light and the building is one block ahead on the right.


October 15, 2012
October 17, 2012
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