In the past in kennels, the rite of passage for the rookie was to put the bite suit on and run away from the most notorious “pipe hitter” K9. The rookie would look like a deer in headlights and be annihilated by the K9 in an oversized “mattress suit.” Senior handlers would laugh and tell the rookie “welcome to K9.” What isn’t funny is the rookie learned nothing and the K9’s training did not improve or even worse- the K9 was jammed on the catch and sustained some sort of neck injury. @high_risk_deployment_k9
decoy seminar is tailored to set every member in the K-9 unit up for success. Proper targeting and grip work, safety practices, and problem solving are all wrapped into a 3 day seminar. Utilizing the tools provided during these seminars, departments become more knowledgeable on how to grow their K9 teams and prevent failed deployments caused by poor training habits. There is not one instructor on this team that won’t stay late and offer extra help. Needless to say, I’m incredibly proud to be part of this team making a real difference.