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I am going to be in an Oral interview for a K9 position soon. Any advice on how I should prepair for this proccess. What are some of the questions I may be asked?  How can I seperate myself from my competition?

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Contact DFrost on this site he gives excellent advice.

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Will do....Thx

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 Obtain your departments K9 SOPs and try to memorize them. 


Train with your unit if you can.  On your own time brings brownie points.


Make sure your residence is suitable to house a PSD.  Bring pictures of the kennel, fencing and signage to the interview.


Learn some critical K9 case law and know your use of force policy concerning the deployment of the dog.


If the interviewers don't have your stats, bring them with you. Self initiated is the best.


Stay humble. Prepare to admit to the board if you don't know an answer. Tell them that you are a clean slate and are excited to learn everything there is to know about the job and you want the position long term, not just a stepping stone to something else or a resume builder.


 


Good luck

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Thanks Kilo, great advice, I had not thought about bringing my stats with me!

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Jo,


Let me know how it goes. I have my oral interview March 1st. Ill post here to let you know what they asked me and how it went.


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Batch 114,


The interview went very well, unfortunately the Lt. Motorcycle riding buddy got the dog. (Go figure) No biggie I'll get the next one. If it helps they asked alot of questions about the liability that comes with handling a K9. Make sure you know Graham V. Conner and the 3 prong test, Its sure to come up.Put your agency use of force policy and PSD policy on a disc and read it repeatedly at home. Here is a link to a fantastic site that will give you everything you need to know as far as K9 case law. You will have to register with your agency email and wait for approval but its well worth. http://www.k9fleck.org/html/merchandise.html


If you have any questions for me let me know. Good luck!


L39 out !!

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L39,


I have been reading the case law stuff on that site already. I will look over the stuff you mentioned. Thanks for the advise. I'll post up tomorrow what happens tonight at the interview.


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L39,


Oral went well....I think. The final decision out of us 3 that recieved interviews will be up to to the sheriff, could take a month to decide they told me.


Ill let yo uknow.


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Good deal Batch114, Hope you get it!!  

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Kilo1 says ...



 Obtain your departments K9 SOPs and try to memorize them. 


Train with your unit if you can.  On your own time brings brownie points.


Make sure your residence is suitable to house a PSD.  Bring pictures of the kennel, fencing and signage to the interview.


Learn some critical K9 case law and know your use of force policy concerning the deployment of the dog.


If the interviewers don't have your stats, bring them with you. Self initiated is the best.


Stay humble. Prepare to admit to the board if you don't know an answer. Tell them that you are a clean slate and are excited to learn everything there is to know about the job and you want the position long term, not just a stepping stone to something else or a resume builder.


 


Good luck



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K9 case laws are important too.


Check out info from the North American Police Work Dog Association (http://www.napwda.com/) and the United States Police Canine Association (http://www.uspcak9.com/) also. 


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I got a call from my LT. Today while on vacation....I got the K9 position....Woowoo! Im excited. School will be in Sept. Now I play the wait game. Thanks for all the advice and help.


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 Congrats!  Your life is about to change dramatically for the best if you're a true dog man at heart.  There is no better position.

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Thanks...any advice on what to prepare for?


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Congrats!  Go into training like you know nothing about K9.  It's the best way to absorb everything that is going to be taught to you.  Stay in shape too.  The dog work is gonna wear you out.  You are about to be a confused rookie again.  LOL!


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PETE114 says ...



Congrats!  Go into training like you know nothing about K9.  It's the best way to absorb everything that is going to be taught to you.  Stay in shape too.  The dog work is gonna wear you out.  You are about to be a confused rookie again.  LOL!


 


 


 Right!  And you're going to have to learn to scream "Good Boy!"  about a million times.   Oh, and you are going to have to learn to squeal like a mentally challenged person in a room full of bouncy balls.  If you find speaking to your dog like you would a baby bothers you then you're going to have to learn to get over the embarrassment or get out.


 Do not question your trainer unless it's to clarify something, especially for safety reasons.  If your trainer is cool he'll explain in detail why you do the things you do.  Remember...training dogs is easy..training handlers is a PITA.  Don't be a PITA!  LOL