Your Working Dog Radio hosts, Eric @vanessk9 & Ted @ted_summers, sit down with retired Australian Army soldier, current Origin K9 owner and founder, as well as fellow Podcaster, Tom Brown. @origin.k9
The gents sit down with Tom Brown and talk about his life and history working as a K9 handler. Brown was so passionate about the industry that he sold his car, and used his savings to start Origin K9, which now contributes to his former community by manufacturing tactical canine equipment. Brown also trains multi-purpose canines, explores performance, and shares experiences in the tactical canine world through his podcast, The Origin K9 Podcast. You want to be sure to check it out!!
Brown spent 12 years in the Australian Army, during which time, he deployed to the Middle East multiple times as an Infantry and Special Forces soldier as well as Domestic Counter Terrorism. Brown was a K9 handler with the Second Commando Regiment and fulfilled that role as a member of the Tactical Assault Group (East) as part of the Special Forces Domestic Counter-Terrorism capability. With his career ending abruptly in 2019 due to a mental injury, Brown wanted to find a way to stay connected to, and contribute to, the working K9 community, so Brown started Origin K9 and began manufacturing industry specific equipment. Brown also developed dual role K9s for government agencies and trained pet dogs before starting Origin K9 manufacturing in 2022.
This is where he noticed a severe lack of industry support for the K9 industry. Brown is committed to providing the best equipment possible to the K9 handlers still doing their jobs on the front line of policing or the battlefield, and sees himself and Origin K9 as a way to enhance that capability. He knows all too well the reality of operations and the struggles that can be faced by Military and Police members, and sees the struggles faced by those members still conducting operations or having transitioned out of the service. Brown started the Origin K9 podcast as a way to remain connected with the community and ensure that their voices are heard.
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