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July 15th Police K9 Supervisor Webinar

Information on our next Police Canine Supervisors Webinar. All canine supervisors are welcome to attend. No Membership is required. Contact [email protected] for a seat for the webinar. 

 

You are Now a Canine Supervisor, Part 1

This video is dedicated to unraveling Canine Supervision's complexities and distinct responsibilities. This involves a deep dive into the nuanced challenges of managing canine units, emphasizing that success in this field demands experience and dedication. Regardless of the size of your unit, the principles discussed are universally applicable and foundational to achieving excellence in canine supervision.

Understanding Police Canine Training Records

How do I "maintenance" train?

What is Maintenance Training anyway?     

We see the term maintenance training a lot these days when it comes to police k9, and in the police field in general.  Lets talk about how to "Maintenance train" in police K9.  What is the definition of maintenance?   Webster defines the word "maintenance" as the act of keeping or continuing something, among other definitions.  What about the word "training'?  That word is defined as the activity of learning or teaching the skills and knowledge needed for a particular job or activity.  With the words together,  we are then implying that we are not only keeping our skills,   but IMPROVING those skills.   

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Police K9 Videos


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Scenario-Based Training

Scenario-based training for police K9s involves setting up training scenarios that simulate real-world situations that the K9 and its handler may encounter on the job. This type of training aims to prepare the K9 and its handler to respond effectively to a wide range of situations and develop their skills and confidence in handling high-pressure situations.

During scenario-based training, the K9 and handler may be exposed to a range of stimuli, such as different scents, sounds, and environmental conditions. The scenarios may involve locating hidden suspects, tracking, de-escalation techniques, deployment strategies, and detecting explosives or narcotics.

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Core Competencies v Training to Hours- Which is Best for You

Core Competencies v Training to Hours: Which is Best for You
February 15th, 12:00 - 1:30 pm Central Time


We'll be holding a roundtable discussion on why core competencies are more critical than training to hours. This is a great opportunity to learn how you can get the most out of your training by focusing on core competency development. You'll hear from experts in the field who have been working with organizations of all sizes for years. If you're a canine handler, trainer, or supervisor responsible for training or improving police k9 performance, this is an event you can't miss!

To reserve your seat, contact Executive Director Don Slavik, [email protected], to hold a place for you.

Writing a Good Policy

K9 Training Secret Sauce: The Recipe for Building a Great Training Session

K9 Training Secret Sauce: The Recipe for Building a Great Training Session
October 31st, 3 pm Central Time
Featured Speaker Robin Greubel
Join Robin Greubel as she talks about how excellent training is simple but not easy. This session discusses some of the essential ingredients you need for planning and implementation. You will leave the session with a few frameworks on how to think about, plan, and execute excellent training using the K9 Training Secret Sauce.
This training applies to all Detection Dog Disciplines & SAR, Live Find, and Cadaver training.
You can also hear Robin on https://lnkd.in/gva-FdWQ and find additional training at the K9Sensus Foundation | Detection Dogs | Lucas, IA
Contact: [email protected] for a seat at this webinar. Be sure to mention it is for Robin's Webinar.
You do not have to be a member of the USPCA to view this webinar.

Proper Maintenance Training requires...

Proper maintenance training requires planning, preparation, and execution

Planning is deciding what your dog needs, along with training that will develop the desired result. In real Law Enforcement canine deployments, teams never know what challenges their next call for service will contain.. Every deployment will include different combinations of time of day, weather, landscape, tactical issues, actions by suspects and civilians, legal issues, distractions, packaging (Detector Dogs), and the number of things to search. Learning is a process where scenarios are deliberately presented to the team producing obstacles or distractions for the handler to solve and the dog to overcome. Progress depends on the canine team’s ability to complete the exercise.

The majority of Law Enforcement work involves the use of canines in some scent-driven tasks. Tracking, Building Search, Area Search, Evidence Recovery, Narcotics, Explosives, Arson, and Game detection are some of the ways we use the super-sensitive noses of our canine partners. Proficiency in all areas is necessary for operational readiness. Accuracy determines how fast the canine should work. Training doesn’t stop when the team becomes certified; that’s just the beginning. Functional training is the next level of achievement and is based on possible scenarios you could see at work.

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K9 Matching Grant Program

The United States Police Canine Association, Inc. (USPCA) and the American Kennel Club (AKC) have agreed to form an alliance. One of the benefits of this alliance is AKC Reunite, Adopt a K-9 Cop matching grant. Our association with AKC allows us to sponsor USPCA members for grants to purchase canines. For more information on how you can take advantage of this benefit check here or contact Executive Director Don Slavik