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My_ride_max50

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Posted over 7 years ago

 

My agency is in the planning stages of starting a K9 unit. What is the best equipment should I look for. ie., leads, collars, etc. Please LEO's only. Thanks for the input and stay safe.

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a dog.

Dscn1770__-__2_max50

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lawdawg721, I'm not a K9 Officer, but work closly with both of ours. I know one uses a harness that has the PD patches and Police in reflective sewn on it, a chain collar and a reflective regular collar. I've noticed that they both have two different size leads. One is extremely short....looks like it is just a loop for your hand with a hook on it and the other is probably 5-6 feet long. They also both have Balistic vests. There are grants out there for the vests and sometimes the local businesses will pay for one for you. Just research and see what best fits your dog, you and your department. GOOD LUCK! K9's are speacial and needed!!

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OCSD_VT said:

a dog.

a officer....a partner....a friend......

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This is where all of our dogs come from take a look my understanding is these guys are the best.
http://www.vohneliche.com/


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My_ride_max50

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Thanks for the input. We have a dog in place already, just needing equipment for the dog.

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Chief, I started my program 4.5 years ago, I started suring the net and ended up buying things from Ray Allen.com and from my trainer Castle K-9 who also sells leads and harnesses along with many other K-9 items at good prices. For a vest go to Working Dog Foundation.org to apply for a grant. My vest was donated from a school and local businesses had also approached me to give a donation for the K-9 Program. If you need anything e-mail me and I'll give ya my phone number. Good luck

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Thank you policek9110 very much!

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OCSD_VT said:

a dog.

There's always gotta be a wise guy in the bunch ;)


"It would be better for one to have a stone tied around their neck and thrown into the sea, than to cause a child to stumble."

"Well-behaved women rarely make history"

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Lawdawg....I've pushed my pup for about 8 years now and found most of the equipment from Ray Allen has satisfied all the requirements I've had! They provide everything from leads, cooling systems, toys, cages, and health care at a reasonable price. If you have questions about any particular item, let me know and I'll share my views and experiences with what I've purchased and dealt with in the past!

http://www.rayallen.com/

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I've been training and working K-9 SAR (my specialization are Wilderness and Cadaver dogs) for 12 years now and have to agree that the Ray Allen products perform. You really do get what you pay for with this type of gear...the high quality costs, but poor quality will end up costing you more.

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I've been working K9s for 4 years. If you are trying to save a little money a police lead works grat, because it has 3 differnt lenghts. I use a padded harness so my dog can work comfortibly. I've noticed that nylon harnesses rub the hair off the dogs. Another good web site is elitek9.com. I have pruchased some of my decoy gear from them and was pleased with the gear.

10-1-2007-03_max50

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Yeah, go to RayAllen.com or elitek9.com, you might need an electric collar, a prong training collar, a leather collar, tracking lead, traffic lead, muzzle, harness, etc. Some of the stuff like the e-collar and the prong collar you can get at stores like petsmart or petco. I'm not a leo but I train police k9s, this is the standard equipment used... For the unit consider a hot dog system, door popper, kennel system... training: sleeves, bite suite, scratch pants, etc. what are you reallly looking for? If you need fundraisers, try asking schools and churches for donations...
Contact me if you need more info...

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you should lisen to sigster i know his dog ,i have sean his work, and like all police officers with little departments where u are the one putting out most of the money . all so if u wont to go real cheap contact the local humain department in your town . thay donated a lot of stuff for my k-9