A DOG IS NOT A GUN
Observations on canine policing. Provides a psychologist's perspective on K9 policing gained through participant-observation research.
A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO TRAINING AND WORKING THE TRAILING DOG
John Lutenberg & Linda Porter
A guideline for training and maintenance of the trailing dog. A combination of personal training experience, working knowledge of trailing dogs and training methods and tips from around the nation which have proven to be sound and reliable.
ABOUT TRACKING DOG TRAINING - CREATING A PROBLEM SOLVING PARTNERSHIP
by Betty Mueller Wonderfully put together with easy to find information and easily understood. If you are just embarking on the great adventure of tracking with your dog, you will find PLENTY of useful information about how to get started, and how to teach and then test the skills of your new problem solving partnership. And if you've been tracking for some time now—even for a very long time—you'll find much MORE than you ever thought possible!
Basic Narcotic Detection Dog Training
Jack Robicheaux; 1990; Paperback
Designed to help the new and/or experienced Law Enforcement or professional K-9 handler understand the process of selecting, training and maintaining the working Narcotic Detection Dog. The methods of training here are the result of a number of years of successful training in this field. Contents: the dog's sense of smell, selecting a dog for narcotic detection, evaluating a dog for narcotics detection potential, training records, obedience training, basic safety considerations, basic detection training, search strategies, additional scents, training for distractions, maintaining the training, scent preparations, and certification.
Bite Training Puppies
Covers instincts and drives to look for in selecting a puppy for protection training, developing the prey drive at an early age. Shows puppy tests that explain how to select the right puppy from a litter. Running time: 2 hrs. Video, 120 Min.
This is the text to learn training and search strategies that work for other HRD handlers including industry standards for Search Dogs and their handlers. From Crime Scene Preservation to evaluating Human Remains Detection dog teams, review the lessons learned by handlers in searches held at Freshkills (after 9/11) and in Hurricane Katrina.
CANINE SCENT WORK LOG
by Lisa Preston Keeping a detailed record of scent training and tests, starting with your dog’s first short tracks, are invaluable in helping you become a more efficient and skilled trainer and building solid skills in your dog.
Each two-page spread of the log provides space for recording the date, weather conditions, location and terrain, and many other details of each work session, plus a place to diagram the track.
CTS OBEDIENCE WITHOUT CONFLICT #2: THE GAME DVD
by Ivan Balabanov A strong emphasis is placed on teaching the dog self control to minimize correction, achieve precision through motivation and signaled non-reward. Builds heavily on DVD #1. (DVD)
CTS ON TARGET: TRAINING SUBSTANCE DETECTOR DOGS DVD SET
by Randy Hare DVD - Substance detector dogs have assumed an unprecedented level of importance. Even as their mission has evolved, so their training must also evolve. This series looks at the theories and methods developed by Randy Hare of Alpha K9 in Jackson, Mississippi.
DER SCHUTZHUND (THE PROTECTION DOG)
by Helmut Raiser, trans. by Armin Winkler Training of working dogs in Protection Work. Gives equal consideration to the duties of handler, dog, and helper; covers various drives and ethological terms, and the methods through which dogs learn. There is also detailed instruction on the practical aspects of training dogs in protection work.
DOG DETECTIVES. TRAIN YOUR DOG TO FIND LOST PETS
by Kat Albrecht Kat Albrecht has devoted years to developing proven methods to train dogs to work as cat-detection dogs and trailing dogs to search for a wide variety of companion animals. The book presents detailed, step by step, reward-based training methods as well as information on how to assess a dog's potential to be a dog detective and what you need to know as a prospective handler.
FOLLOWING GHOSTS: DEVELOPING THE TRACKING RELATIONSHIP
by Suzanne Clothier & John Rice Try this common sense approach to tracking/search and rescue based on respect for the dog's natural abilities, positive reinforcement and observation skills! All training is done on variable surfaces.
HOW POLICE K-9 TECHNIQUES CAN TRANSFORM YOUR EVERYDAY TRAINING DVD
by Steve White (DVD) During this information-packed day with Police K9 Officer Steve White, you'll learn new ways to read canine behavior and how to control stimuli--the triggers that effect behavior. (Are you working with a dog that always barks, or lunges at every child, old person with a walker or other dogs?)
HOW TO RAISE A WORKING PUPPY DVD
by Ed Frawley This DVD on puppy training shows owners how to raise a working puppy. If you are raising a Schutzhund puppy, a police service dog puppy, a S&R puppy, a personal protection dog puppy, a puppy for competition obedience or agility - they will all benefit by making some simple changes in how they are brought up and handled.
K9 SUSPECT DISCRIMINATION TRAINING AND PRACTICING
Adee Schoon & Ruud Haak
Based on scientific knowledge of dog scent discrimination capabilities, careful training, precise use of scent evidence and comparison samples, and detailed record-keeping on the dog and scent discrimination exercises, law enforcement can present evidence that will stand up in court.
Koehler Method of Training Tracking Dogs
William R. Koehler, W. R. Koehler; 1984; Hardcover
For search and rescue work, to assist in law enforcement, and to compete in Tracking Tests, here is all the preparation you and your dog will need.
Konrad Lorenz; hardcover
The all-time classic for those seeking an understanding of aggression.
by A handy guide to record the results and conditions of your tracking experiences. Part of the "Keeping Track" (DGT176) system.
POLICE DOG TACTICS, 2ND EDITION
An important new book on training dogs for police work. Extensive up to date information on building, narcotic and evidence searches. How to develop and maintain a K9 program and an excellent section on search and rescue techniques. This is a must-have reference!
PROTECTION DOGS FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY
Edward Weiss & Thomas Rose
Designed for those who are considering obtaining and training a dog for personal or family protection. Suitable breeds, puppy testing, safety, and legal liability.
SCENT AND THE SCENTING DOG
by William Syrotuck Available again! The classic work upon which modern scent training is based. Gives the reader a working knowledge of the sense of smell and the physiology of the dog's nose.
TRAINING DOGS FOR PROTECTION WORK
Fred Mandilk & Mary Gangloff
Comprehensive guide to the selection and training of dogs for protection work. Examines obedience, protection and tracking, condemns the use of abusive techniques, tackles popular misconceptions.
TRAINING DOGS: A MANUAL
Col. Konrad Most
Available again! 1954 translation of Konrad Most's classic work on dog training. Discover the roots of behavioral training, learn how Most taught obedience exercises, guard & schutzhund training, and more. While his methods may be viewed as harsh by modern dog trainers, the theory behind it was revolutionary for its time and is still applied today.
TRAINING THE DISASTER SEARCH DOG
by Shirley Hammond Highly trained Disaster Search Dog teams are an increasingly important component in response efforts to save lives in the face of terrorist attacks, earthquakes, and floods—and training these teams has never been more important. Detailed how-to information to pass FEMA tests.
TRAINING THE NEW HELPER (SCHUTZHUND) DVD
by Ed Frawley These videos are produced by Ed Frawley of Leerburg Videos and are designed for the serious and advanced student of Schutzhund, Protection, and Police Work.