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Current LEO, Applying for K9 Vacancy

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Posted over 4 years ago

 

Needs some please!  I used to be a dog handler back about 15 years ago and I am looking to getting back into it. Any suggestion on what I should read up on. The agency I work for only has explosive detection dogs. Any help would be appreciated.


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Alan

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Rate This | Posted over 4 years ago

 

First, is working an explosives detector what you want to do. IF so, then you have to let them know that. I would concentrate on letting them know you have experience working a dog, but not explosives, but are excited about the possibility. As far as training etc, there are all that many differences in the training of an explosives detector and a drug detector. In deployment, there are a few, distinct, differences, but those would be covered in your training.


Good luck.


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Listen I have people in the k9 section asking me if I am going to apply so I take that as they want me to apply, and having worked both Drug and explosive. I was asking if anybody knows of anything to bring myself up to speed. Anything new in the field to help, an old puppy pusher. Trying to get back in the game!! 

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How about checking Terry Flecks site out: http://www.k9fleck.org/index.html


He's up to date on most K9 laws


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As far as "dog handling" there isn't that much new. The mal has added some change in what a person used to GSD's might be used to. You'll see an increase in the number of single purpose detector dogs in the past 20 years.  The principles of training are all the same. Depending on when you were a former dog handler, you'll see a bit more intrusion of sport into police service dogs. As far as what you might be looking for or how you do it with a bomb dog, that has changed signficantly over the years. Generally not something that would be discussed in an open forum. 


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