• Natural Laws of a Rally Dog in Motion

    Natural Laws of a Rally Dog in Motion

    I’m an instructor of rally performance skills. When I first began teaching rally AKC had just picked up the sport with rules, regulations, qualifying legs and titling opportunities. [...]

  • Getting in and out of the box.

    Foundation Games in Competition Obedience

    Getting in and out of the box. There are a number of foundation exercises that I teach my dogs. I start teaching these foundation skills as soon as I get my puppy at 7 weeks of age; [...]

  • Balancing Agility Skills

    Balancing Agility Skills

    In any given agility course, we ask our dogs to go over, around, and in between jumps. It’s our job to provide the information our dogs need to stay on course. Clear, consistent [...]

  • The Poison-Proof Dog, Part 2

    The Poison-Proof Dog, Part 2

    In our last issue, we began a discussion of how best to protect working dogs in law enforcement from accidental poisoning. We put particular focus on the dog, especially on normal vital [...]

  • Using Cues and Reinforcement in Dog Training

    Using Cues and Reinforcement in Dog Training

    Following is an excerpt from the book Thoughtful Owners, Great Dogs by James Akenhead. Obedience training is usually thought of as mastering a series of commands that indicate what [...]

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K9 All Pros

A picture of my Narcotics K-9 Oscar, a 3 year Old Male Belgium Malinois
Narcotics K-9 Oscar is a 3 year old Belgium Malinois. Oscar and his handler, Michael Torralba of the Eagle Pass Independent School District, have detected numerous marijuana and cocaine finds on school property and they do drug presentations for 1st through 6th graders, which the kids love. Read more here.

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Product Spotlight

Taking feedback from contributors and the professional K9 community we have chosen the following product to spotlight:

Cruize-Eze K-9
Transport Insert

Cruize-Eze insertDesigned to fit the contours of your vehicle, the Cruize-Eze insert creates a separate area for your K-9 keeping him clean and protected.

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General Topics

Using Cues and Reinforcement in Dog Training

Using Cues and Reinforcement in Dog Training

Following is an excerpt from the book Thoughtful Owners, Great Dogs by James Akenhead. Obedience [...]

 

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