Episode 200: Floppy Ears with Laura Griffith
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Eric also talks about his E-collar Without Conflict class; he has seminars coming up and you don’t want to miss them!
You guys ask us all the time when are we going to have more female handlers on, we are happy to have sat down with Laura Griffith, Co-Owner of Pacific Coast K9 for our 200th EPISODE!
Griffith started her career in 1991 as a Canadian customs officer. After 8 years, she passed up a supervisor position to become a K9 handler in 1999. She was told she was ruining her career and that she would never get anywhere in K9. Look at her NOW! Griffith talks about being a female in law enforcement, you have to shoot 5 times better and run your dog better to be taken seriously as a female in law enforcement.
Since Griffith had dual citizenship and was sick of the politics, she applied to the U.S. Customs and Border, and was hired on as an officer. After 6 years, she then applied for a position as a Marine Interdiction Agent. She was 1 of 2 females, out of 300 agents across the U.S. She conducted operations via various vessels and aircraft in the San Juan Islands, WA.
Griffith then started her own company with her husband, Ken Pavlick, in 2003. (You may recognize Pavlick’s name from the working dog world and Episode 27.) Together, they formed Pacific Coast K9, where they offer an intangible that most other canine training facilities cannot – EXPERIENCE! The staff of Pacific Coast K9 possess over 50 years of operational experience with handling the types of canines they train and sell. At Pacific Coast K9, their experience includes:
Tactical Deployment (S.W.A.T.)
While there are many choices in canine training facilities, few can offer the training based on real world experience provided by Pacific Coast K9.
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