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How to Care for Your K-9

October 1, 2005

The excitement of working with a K-9 partner can sometimes overshadow the amount of care and upkeep these animals need. Of course, just like people they need to maintain overall health to excel in the field.

Working with Dogs

October 1, 2005

Whether chasing a fleeing suspect or searching for a missing person, the K-9 handler and his assisting officers have a lot of influence on the success or failure of a canine search. What can a street cop do to hedge his bets when it comes to a successful canine search? We asked a few K-9 vets.

K-9 Sniffs and the Fourth Amendment

June 1, 2005

Under what circumstances is it permissible to use a dog to try to detect the presence of narcotics or dangerous substances without prior suspicion? The Supreme Court has considered this issue in three decisions.

Running with the Big Dogs

May 1, 2005

It’s the middle of the night, and I’m sitting in a marked Decatur (Ill.) Police Department Chevy Tahoe with a big dog—a Belgian Malinois named Rico—and Officer Dan Wise, the third-shift K-9 handler. Over continual rounds of coffee, Skoal, and Mountain Dew, the handlers share some insights about their jobs.

Equipping Your K-9

September 1, 2004

Sometimes it's hard to know what's new in the world of K-9 gear. So to catch you up on the cool stuff that's out there, here's a look at some of the newest and most useful products available for your four-legged partner.

Draw The Line

January 1, 2004

The art of establishing perimeters can mean the difference between success and failure.

Retiring Your K-9

September 1, 2003

Watching your best friend and partner retire can be very difficult; some say traumatic. He’s been by your side every day for years and you’ve put your lives on the line for each other. Now you have to give up that closeness on the job.

Animals Can Get Crooks Into All Sorts of Trouble

August 1, 2003

It's official in Australia now.  When a police K-9 nuzzles your crotch, it's purely social.

The Cost of Starting a K-9 Unit

February 1, 2003

According to the United States Police Canine Association (USPCA), insufficient public funding is the number one reason canine programs fail.

How to...Start a K-9 Unit

February 1, 2003

Initiating your agency’s first K-9 unit is a daunting task. If you’re willing to accept this challenge, then the first thing you need is the support of your department.

Government Breeds Needed Bomb-Sniffing Dogs

January 16, 2002
Federal agencies are having trouble finding enough trainable canines to meet the growing demand for bomb- and drug-sniffing dogs, so they're breeding their own.

Police Dogs Attack Officers

January 2, 2002
Since 1990, police dogs trained to apprehend suspects in Prince George's County (Md.) have instead attacked and mauled police officers, canine handlers and other law enforcement agents at least 43 times, according to public records and other documents.

K-9 Training Aids

November 1, 2001
XM division is now producing NESTT (Non-hazardous Explosives for Security Training and Testing). Developed by LLNL, the NESTT is currently used by local, state, U.S. and foreign agencies as K-9 training aids for bomb recognition dogs. XM K-9 training aids are safe, convenient and easy-to-use alternatives for canine explosive-detection training.

Putting a Good Bite into K-9 Deployment

April 1, 1999

As the law enforcement community is well aware, police service dogs have proven to be a valuable tool to law enforcement over the last 15 to 20 years. The key word to this statement is "tool." Many SWAT's personnel are not aware of their K-9's capabilities in certain situations and some of the handlers have never been trained in SWAT tactics.

COVER PHOTO: TERRI CAVOLI (© 1999)

Keep it Real: K-9 Firearms Training

September 1, 1998

A.L.E.C.A. is an organiza­tion of law enforcement K -9 handlers and trainers, based in Arizona, that has set voluntary performance standards for K-9 teams and sponsors K-9 trainings and tri­als all over the state.

Starting A Police K-9 Unit

February 1, 1997

Matching up an officer with a dog is just the first step in starting a successful K-9 team. Determine your current needs first. Why do you need to have a trained police service dog (PSD)?

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