The K-9 topic page provides police canine handlers with news, education and training content that will increase the effectiveness of a K-9 team. Articles, training tips and videos focus on the full range of K9 specialty units including cadaver dogs, bomb-detection dogs, search-and-rescue dogs and enforcement dogs. Find out how to start and fund a K-9 team, read how electronic detection dogs are combating crime, discover why patrol K-9s and handlers belong on SWAT and learn how e-collars can improve K-9 training.
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Reality Training: Preparing for failure of less lethal options–
Dave Smith reviews a text book case of the use of force continuum and provides tips for what to do when less lethal options are ineffective.
Reality Training: The importance of cover–
Dave Smith reviews footage of an attempted suicide by cop that highlights the importance of cover in allowing you more time to decide how to handle a critical incident.
FBI Crisis Response K-9s–
Wally and Giovanni are the FBI’s new Crisis Response Canines, part of a pilot program recently launched by the FBI's Office for Victim Assistance.
NM officers save choking puppy–
Albuquerque Police Officers responded to reports of a stolen vehicle when they noticed a woman was panicking. She told officers her dog wasn't breathing and appeared to be choking. Officers helped resuscitate the animal and help save its life.
Ohio K-9 enjoys Starbucks 'Puppuchino'–
You have to have some work-life balance. Twinsburg K-9 Officer Yasso did just that. He received his Starbucks "Puppachino" and drank it the second the barista handed it over!
Pando the master K-9 trainer–
Pando has been training K-9s for over 38 years. Check out this behind the scenes look at this master dog trainer.
Kina the Ark. K-9 shot twice found alive–
Kina fled the deadly scene after being shot twice during a call that killed a deputy and injured a sheriff.
Meet the latest police tool, Utah's first 'porn dog'–
K-9 URL is trained in electronic detection.
K-9 leaps into handler's arms during reunion–
A police officer got a very warm welcome after reuniting with one of his K-9s.
Exit of the final 9/11 search and rescue dog–
Bretagne, the last known living 9/11 search dog, died Monday in the Houston suburb of Cypress.
Ga. deputy killed in suspect pursuit receives SWAT escort–
Bibb County SWAT team members escorted the body of Inv. TJ Freeman to the Wilson Convention Center for visitation Monday morning.
Alligator bites retired K-9, K-9 bites back–
The 7-year-old Belgian Malinois was playing near the water behind his home when he was bitten.
Vt. State Police dog is adorable during a car wash–
Max the Vermont State Police dog got a deserved break from sniffing out drugs and corpses and is getting a bit Internet-famous for a short video of him/her leaping with joy as a human officer sprays water on a squad car during a car wash.
Calif. K-9 in training gets 'bad guy'–
King City Police Department trains their newest patrol puppy.
Kan. cop adopts K-9 he saved from hot car–
Officer saw dog left in car for over two hours and rescued him by breaking back window with baton.
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