Canine Resources and Articles

The Articles presented here are only a sampling of the Articles available. With a USPCA membership, there are over 60 articles for you to review. Information and validation of training are important for the success of a canine team. Come, explorer our Library. 

General Information

Guidance on Policies and Practices for Patrol Canines

K-9 Training Principles for the Modern Operating Environment by Steve White

Training beyond Certification by Training for Failure


Testing for a proper Police Dog 
Preparing for the "Long Run" 
The Learning Curve by Don Sterling
What effects a K9 Team's success? 

I am a Police Service Dog 

The Start is the Most Difficult Part

Basic Police Working Dog Training Academy: Things That Should Be Considered Before Making Your Choice By Bubba Howell

Glossary of Terms often used in Police Canine Training, Deployments, Depositions, and Court Room Situations

Navigating the Police K-9 Import Business by Steve Pearson

Best Practices in Contemporary Canine Policing by Scott Sargent

The Role of Bug Dogs in Forensic Investigations by Susan M. Stejskal, PhD, DABT (retired)

 The smaller agency dilemma for use of force K-9’s By Dr. David "Lou" Ferland

 Law Enforcement Canine – Going Away or Staying? - It is Up to Us By John Kerwick

Behavior Conditioning

Negative Punishment

Not Using Force in Police Dog Training

Body Language

Promoting Positive Training Methods


Advanced Tracking

Canine Health 

2019 Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) and Companion Animals

Canine Field DECON

Naloxone Reversal of Intravenous Fentanyl on Odor Detection in Working Dogs

Understanding Heat Injury


Agency Liability Issues by Michael Kmiecik

A guide to Effectively presenting body-camera Evidence at Trial by Eugene Ramirez

Canton v. Harris A Retrospective on Constitutionally Adequate Police Training by Eugene P. Ramirez & Lynn Carpenter