Articles by: K9Handler TeamK9Handler Team

  • Natural Laws of a Rally Dog in Motion

    Natural Laws of a Rally Dog in Motion

    Agility, Obedience 04/30/2014 at 5:32 pm

    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. The classes I offered focused on AKC signs and rules. Then I discovered APDT rally, a venue that permits mixed-heritage dogs and […]

  • Getting in and out of the box.

    Foundation Games in Competition Obedience

    Obedience 04/30/2014 at 4:48 pm

    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; although you can also teach these to an adult dog. I am going to showcase two of these skills in […]

  • Balancing Agility Skills

    Balancing Agility Skills

    Agility 04/30/2014 at 3:19 pm

    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 cues result in tighter lines, faster course times, and most importantly, less wear on the dog’s body. […]

  • Ray Allen Manufacturing

    Ray Allen Manufacturing

    Sponsors 09/13/2013 at 2:38 pm

    Ray Allen Manufacturing supplies a complete offering of working dog equipment and all the products necessary to properly train K-9′s. In business since 1948, they are a leader in developing new and innovative products for police, military, Schutzhund/IPO and ring sport. Visit their website at to find out more.

  • J and J Dog Supplies

    J and J Dog Supplies

    Sponsors 09/12/2013 at 5:53 pm

    J&J Dog Supplies has been selling fine quality, dog-training equipment by catalog mail order since it was founded in 1965. Since that time they have also grown to become the preferred online equipment supplier serving both domestic and international markets and the preferred supplier of training equipment used by hundreds […]

  • Police Dog History

    Police Dog History

    General Topics, Patrol 08/28/2013 at 2:48 pm

    They are among the most loyal and steadfast officers of any police force. They are highly trained and immensely dedicated. And they are usually the only police officers that are routinely called “adorable.” They are the four-legged officers of the K-9 unit, and whether they are searching for missing children […]

  • Military Working Dog History

    Military Working Dog History

    General Topics 08/14/2013 at 3:04 pm

    Throughout the centuries, dogs have shared not only the comforts of mens’ homes, but also the danger of combat. The lineage of today’s modern military working dogs extends back through time to the ancient peoples of Persia and Assyria. Chainmail-clad dogs marched alongside the Roman Legions through the Middle East, […]

  • Challenge Coin History

    Challenge Coin History

    General Topics 07/23/2013 at 8:59 pm

    If you’ve served in any branch of the armed forces, chances are you’ve received a “challenge coin.”  But you may not realize just how this longstanding military tradition came to be.  These coins have a fascinating story and lore all their own. The history of the challenge coin has developed […]

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