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Episode 208:⁣ The Ultimate Sacrifice with Richard Hunton⁣

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Your Working Dog Radio hosts, Eric @vanessk9 & Ted @ted_summers, sit down with⁣ Richard Hunton from the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED). ⁣
Many of you may have seen the heartbreaking story about the loss of K9 Rico, who was killed during a manhunt. ⁣
In this episode, Eric and Ted are joined by Richard Hunton from the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED). They discuss Hunton’s background in law enforcement, and his transition from working with bloodhounds to pointy-eared dogs. They also talk about the procurement of bite dogs and the changes in the program. Hunton shares his experiences with his dog, K9 Rico, and their deployments. They touch on the integration of drones and robots in law enforcement and the importance of training and certification. The episode concludes with a discussion on the Georgia Police K-9 Seminar. In this conversation, Hunton shares the story of the incident that led to the death of his police dog, K9 Rico. He discusses the seminar experience, the events leading up to the incident, the search for the suspect, and the tragic loss of K9 Rico. Hunton also talks about the support he received from his department, and the plans for a canine memorial. He emphasizes the importance of letting dogs do their job and offers advice for handlers. Hunton expresses his gratitude for the support he has received, and his commitment to continuing his work as a K9 handler.⁣
Make sure to give him a follow at @rhunton1
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Episode 207:⁣ Scientifically Speaking, Hemp VS Marijuana⁣

Do you live in a state where marijuana is still illegal? If yes, you NEED to listen to this episode. ⁣
Disclaimer: They want us to let all of you know that this study will come out after it is peer reviewed the 23rd of February.⁣
Episode 207:⁣ Scientifically Speaking, Hemp VS Marijuana⁣
Your Working Dog Radio hosts, Eric @vanessk9 & Ted @ted_summers, sit down with⁣ Steven Antommarchi of @nextlevelk9texas⁣ about a huge K9 study that aimed to see if marijuana trained dogs would hit on hemp (spoiler alert: yes!) The gents also delve a bit into the mitigation piece of the research as well, so don’t panic! You’ll want to listen to the episode NOW, and then get your paws on the study after it’s peer review later this month.⁣
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Over the last 15 years, Antommarchi has held the law enforcement titles of Patrol Officer, Canine Handler, Canine Supervisor, Canine Trainer and Interim Chief of Police.⁣
His first encounter with a K9 team was in New York City on September 11, 2001. He witnessed a SAR team fighting through horrible conditions, while overcoming serious injury for the sake of saving lives. That encounter made such a profound impression on him that he knew what he wanted to do for the rest of his life. 15 years later, on July 7, 2016, in Dallas, Texas, K9 Officer Antommarchi found himself in the middle of the deadliest attack on law enforcement since 9/11. Tasked with the responsibility of clearing the downtown area for improvised explosive devices, the reason he got into working K9s came full circle.⁣
Being mentored by Tony Guzman and Robert “Bob” Suarez, Antommarchi is the Founder of Next Level K9 Texas, an Instructor for the Texas School Safety Center at Texas State University and K9 case study trainer for the Global Forensic Justice Center at Florida International University.⁣
Most recently, he became one of the lead trainers and co-designer of the training methodology for a scientific study on “Hemp vs Marijuana.” This study is to evaluate the ability for narcotic detector dogs to discriminate between the odor of marijuana and hemp. The study is being headed by Dr. Kelvin Frank of Florida International University and is in the process of being submitted for publication.⁣
Make sure you give him a follow below.⁣
Personal ⁣
@stevenanto on Facebook ⁣
Work⁣
@nextlevelk9texas on IG and Facebook
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Episode 206: The Ins and Outs of Running a Dog Business, and What You Need to Get Started! ⁣

Get your pen and paper out, and start taking notes! Eric @vanessk9, Ted @ted_summers, and Alesha @wdrginger sit down to discuss what it takes to run a successful canine business. As you guys know, Eric owns Ridgeside K9 Ohio and Vaness K9 Academy, Ted and Alesha own Torchlight K9 and Torchlight Pets. The trio get into the nitty gritty and talk about everything from the challenges, strategies, and what you need to know! ⁣
They emphasize the importance of understanding the business side of the industry, and the need for both training and business skills. They share insights on starting and growing a kennel, including the importance of proper funding and insurance. They chat about the benefits of starting with pet dogs and the challenges of managing employees in a growing business. They cover topics such as the difficulties of spending money on advertising, the effectiveness of Google AdWords, the importance of having employees in the building, the benefits of internships, and the challenges of hiring in the current job market. They also discuss the day-to-day operations of a kennel, the challenges of scaling the business, and the processes involved in selling police dogs. They emphasize the importance of content creation and marketing in promoting the business, and provide insights into billing and payment processes for police dogs. ⁣
If you own a dog training business, are just getting started or planning on it, you do not want to miss this episode! Sit down, buckle up, and enjoy this information-packed episode
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This course discusses topics such as proper selection of dogs & handlers, proper deployment, effective allocation and utilization as well as liability and FLSA issues. This course can be taken at their convenience. They will receive a certificate of completion at the end. ⁣

⁣Visit the link below under the training tab!⁣

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Episode 205: Everything marijuana with Eric and Ted⁣

If weed is legalized, do you get rid of your K9 that was imprinted on it? ⁣
Your hosts sit down and talk about everything marijuana! This is a really important episode to sit down and listen to. Ted and Eric talk about the whole “un-imprinting” thing people are trying to do in relation to marijuana. They talk about court cases, share examples, and talk about states that are either making marijuana legal, medical, and/or recreational, like Ohio recently did. They talk about how that affects the training of the dogs, and what you should do if you’re caught in a similar situation!⁣
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This course discusses topics such as proper selection of dogs & handlers, proper deployment, effective allocation and utilization as well as liability and FLSA issues. This course can be taken at their convenience. They will receive a certificate of completion at the end. ⁣

⁣Visit the link below under the training tab!⁣

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Episode 204: The Underdogs: Conquering Life with Man’s Best Friend and SEAL Team —–⁣

Your Working Dog Radio hosts sit down with second time guest, Benito Olson. (Olson previously joined us for Episode 11- Master at Arms Benito Olson, and gave us an inside look at the event that should have killed him, so be sure to give that a re-listen!). In this episode, the gents chat about Olson’s upbringing, a divided home, a father in prison, and being an “underdog”. They delve into his military history, Operation Iraqi Freedom, the detonation that critically wounded him, while burying him, his teammates, and his dog. They also discussed overcoming the odds, recovering from his injuries, joining a Joint Task Force to support Operation Enduring Freedom, and his multiple deployments to Afghanistan. ⁣

His military career gave him the opportunity to work with some of the country’s finest trainers after being recruited to train dogs for Navy SEAL teams. After being Medically Retired from the Navy (and heavily decorated for his service), Olson started his own dog training business, Patriot Dog Training. ⁣

Most recently, Olson published a new book titled “The Underdogs: Conquering Life with Man’s Best Friend and SEAL Team”. A book synopsis states “Olson’s story promises a raw insight into the human spirit and a roadmap for how perseverance and brotherhood can help you climb the most insurmountable mountain.” So after you’ve finished this episode, get your paws on a copy of his book, you won’t be disappointed. ⁣

Preorder his book at this link or on Amazon – https://ballastbooks.com/purchase/the-underdogs/

Follow him at @patriotdogtraining or @bennythedogguy
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⁣Visit the link below under the training tab!⁣

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Episode 203: Helen Keller can track in a straight line with Brad Gillespie 

This is our fifth episode from our HITS K9 conference series. Speaking of HITS, they will be returning August 26-29, 2024 at the HYATT REGENCY in New Orleans, LA. Get your tickets to this conference early!⁣ 👉 hitsk9.net
The gents chat with Brad Gillespie about teaching two different tracking classes at the HITS K9 Conference. In this episode, we get heavy into tracking, and Gillespie’s extensive experience.
Gillespie has been handling and training Police and Military Working Dogs for over 20 years. He has hundreds of operational K9 tracking apprehensions, and is currently a trainer for the second largest K9 program in Canada where he specializes in tactical integration of K9 teams and explosive detection.
Gillespie was previously the Ontario director of the CPCA for three years. He began his K9 career with the Winnipeg Police Service and then spent some time with the military before becoming a K9 trainer for the Ontario Provincial Police.
Gillespie currently handles a single purpose Explosive Detection Dog as well as a General Service Dog. He is a director for the Canadian Police Canine Association and also supports training through Full Spectrum K9 International (a non-profit organization) where he emphasizes training development of the dog, the handler and the team.
Gillespie’s combined Military and Police experience afford him a perspective that facilitates the development and employment of area of operation, principle based tactics. This is another information-packed episode that you do NOT want to miss!
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⁣Visit the link below under the training tab!⁣

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Episode 202: Detection Deep Dive with Darren (DJ) Holmes⁣

This is our fourth episode from our HITS K9 conference series. Speaking of HITS, they will be returning August 26-29, 2024 at the HYATT REGENCY in New Orleans, LA. Get your tickets to this conference early!⁣ 👉 hitsk9.net
Darren DJ Holmes wants to know the “What am I doing”. That he could be doing better, the why, and the how when it comes to detection based training. ⁣
Holmes cut his teeth with hunting dogs. He was an amateur competitor in hunting and retrieving, and then got into defense contracting. ⁣
Eric talks about how bird dog hunters are light years ahead of the rest of the dog world when it comes to training. ⁣
The gents talk about Holmes’ operational training for his defense contracting, and off leash safe stand off distance with Marines and IEDS. Holmes talks about how they had 70 days to certify once procured and shaping this program. After his IED contract, Holmes stayed in defense contracting for a few more years, then made the switch back to training dogs full time. After Covid hit, he threw his hat in the law enforcement arena working in the jail, then special assignment moving prisoners and high risk transports. From there, they got a grant approval to start a K9 program in the detention center. He started from the ground up creating the dog program with the center. The guys talk about the fentanyl problem and the “do we / don’t we” problem. The guys then get into the science piece.  They talk about how more teachers have Dr. in front of their names, how it has gotten more science based, and how they feel like the science should back up what they are saying. When science and art mix, it gets a little funky at times. This is an important conversation for everyone to listen to and see how science fits into what you are doing as a handler.
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This course discusses topics such as proper selection of dogs & handlers, proper deployment, effective allocation and utilization as well as liability and FLSA issues. This course can be taken at their convenience. They will receive a certificate of completion at the end. ⁣

⁣Visit the link below under the training tab!⁣

http://tacticalpolicek9training.com/

30% off with the discount code WDR30⁣

@americanaluminumaccessories⁣

https://ezrideronline.com

Toll Free#: 800.277.0869⁣

quotes@aaa-mail.com⁣ ⁣

@horizonstructures⁣

horizonstructures.com/commercial-dog-kennels

@rayallenk9 ⁣

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RAMWDR 10% off⁣

@dogtraofficial ⁣

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