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First time K9 officer

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Cop_on_cop_junior_m1_max50

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Posted about 7 years ago

 

Hey guys I just got my first K9, a drug dog, I dont know if this has been posted or not before, any adivice from the experienced pro's out there for me, just so you know, at this point I have no knowledge of police dogs. THanks.

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

What would you like to know KBradley?

Cop_on_cop_junior_m1_max50

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oh, just any good experiences, or general knowledge about the field..... methods of training. Something you wish you had known, before getting involved with police K9's

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

first i would like to have known to keep my k-9 secured in my car at all times and the window up while i was away from him, that way nobody could feed my dog krystals untill he got the squrits in the back of my car.

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

have you checked around the site, there are some threads that might help you, and if not just ask a question in the area you want feed back for and it will be answered.

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

One thing I've learned is to trust your dog and his instincts. Although some dogs are known to give a "false" just to get that "toy" you still need to know that his ability to smell out the dope is better than your own! I've obviously disgruntled my dog a few times in the beginning to a point where he does the passive alert and then barks just to be sure I look closer!

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

Kbraley welcome to the world of K9 if there is anything you are stumped on I offer your my knowledge and the knowledge of our kennels over here in Germany.

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

What ever you do... don't say that your dog "false" alerted!!! Say that it was "unconfirmed" There is a BIG difference!!! Also, remember that whatever you feel, it will go right down to your leash!!! If you are upset, the dog will be too... If you are mad, then nothing that the dog will do will make you happy anyway so why work???

What are your questions? Is your dog a passive or aggressived alert? Do you have a "hot dog" system in your unit? Do you train with an authentic trainer/an experienced trainer regularly or did you just go to a school and they teach you for about 7 weeks and then you are on your own?

Contact me if you have any questions I can help with!