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Episode 173: ⁣ Making your dog trustworthy, with Mike Lilley

Your Working Dog Radio hosts, Eric @vanessk9 & Ted @ted_summers, sat down with Badge-to-Business Owner, MLK9 Mike Lilley. Lilley grew up with hunting dogs, which proved to be invaluable for his later career as a State Law Enforcement Officer with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). (You will NOT want to miss their conversation about hogs, alligators, and panthers… 🐗🐊🐆 Oh my! 👀)

Lilley’s first parter, Roscoe the Lab, put all of Lilley’s training to the test, but they became an unstoppable team for tracking, recovering articles, and detecting fish and game. After a career shift to Hendry County Sheriff’s Office K9, Lilley’s second partner, Neko the hand-selected Malinois, certified in Patrol, Tracking and Narcotics detection with Lilley.

Lilley was given his Police K9 Trainer’s certification and officially became a professional dog trainer in 2016. He was promoted to Sargent over the K9 Unit. (There are some good training tidbits, so be sure to listen up!) Lilley soon opened his pet dog training business and works with pet dogs in basic and advanced obedience along with civilian scent detection and law enforcement K9s. He also is an instructor for K9s United providing modern training techniques to agencies in need across the United States. Additionally, Lilley is a Silver School graduate under the teaching of Bart and Michael Bellon, and attended the Gold School in March of 2022.

There are DEFINITELY some training gems and hilarious tangents sprinkled throughout this episode, so be sure to follow him at @mike_lilley_k9

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Episode 172: ⁣ On Your Mark with Howard Young

Your Working Dog Radio hosts, Eric @vanessk9 & Ted @ted_summers, sat down at Blueline Conference with Ted’s favorite guest and all around good guy, White Beard K9 Inc’s Howard Young. This will be the final episode for the Blueline conference series. ⁣

Young has had a passion for working dogs from a young age, leading ultimately to an over 25-year career supporting the Shelby NC Police Department as their civilian K9 training manager. In that time, he oversaw the development, procurement, and expansion of their K9 capabilities. His career success is now being translated into K9 training and support through his company White Beard K9, Inc. Since 2018 White Beard K9 has been training multiple agencies, allowing Young to continue to share his knowledge and experiences, hoping to impassion and broaden the skills of others to be successful in the world of working dogs.

From “yank & crank” to marker training, Young discusses how his methodology changed over time. Young’s Blueline Course Summary says it all: “Trainers and handlers frequently mark behaviors unknowingly. The focus of this class is to understand the power of marking and reinforcing behaviors we desire in our K9s. The power of the marker is vitally important in building a solid foundation, but also throughout the dog’s career. Marking the right behavior doesn’t just apply to detection.” ⁣

Make sure to give Howard a follow on Instagram at @howard_wbk9

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Episode 171: ⁣ Brady’s K9 Fund

Your Working Dog Radio hosts, Eric @vanessk9 & Ted @ted_summers, sat down at Blueline with⁣ @bradysk9fund⁣, Leah and Brady Snakovsky. ⁣

⁣In 2018, 8yr old Brady was watching his favorite show – Live PD – when he noticed the dog wasn’t wearing a vest like his handler and wondered why. Mom Leah explained that equipment was expensive, and departments can’t always afford it. So Brady and his mom started a GoFundMe, and raised enough for 4 vests. They became an official 501(c)(3) non-profit charity early 2019, and have raised thousands of dollars and donated hundreds of vests since then – but they still need YOUR help!⁣

The ethics Leah demonstrates by not sitting on donated funds, but using those funds to go back directly to the dogs, is truly admirable and we can’t commend the team enough! Furthermore, injured K9s take priority, and move to the top of the wait list to receive a LOF Defense Systems K9 StreetFighter from the charity. ⁣

If you’re planning to be in Middleburg Heights, OH on Friday, September 23, swing by Fat Heads Brewery Tap Room and show Brady’s K9 Fund some support! If you won’t be there, you can still support this charity by following their profiles on Facebook and Instagram, liking & sharing their posts, buying & repping their merch, and donating if you can!⁣ BradysK9fund.com

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Episode 170: WDRTeeth10 ⁣

Your Working Dog Radio host, Eric @vanessk9 is flying solo with this episode, re-interviewing returning guests Elite Science Olivier Morin and Canine Oral Specialist James Anthony DVM. They previously joined us for Episode 84: K9 Oral Health Care. ⁣ ⁣

This is an extremely important episode for everyone to listen to, canine oral health is everything. Eric gets into how these experts got started, and they talk about why K9 oral health is extremely important. They talk about the standard things every handler should know about proper dental health, facts and myths, what you should be doing if your dog breaks a tooth, and so much more! Dogs use their mouths for a lot of things, and it is extremely important that we take care of their teeth. Plus! You guys asked a lot of questions on Instagram and Facebook, and they take the time in this episode to answer them 😎⁣ ⁣

The gents also talk about 1-TDC. Once you hear the research behind 1-TDC, it becomes a no-brainer that everyone should give this to their dogs. You can get 1-TDC directly from the website below,⁣ https://www.workssowell.com/products/… (Discount code for $10 off, use code: 𝗪𝗗𝗥𝗧𝗲𝗲𝘁𝗵𝟭𝟬.)⁣ ⁣ Still have questions? Morin and Anthony will be at the HITS K9 Conference in less than two weeks in 𝗢𝗿𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗼 𝗔𝘂𝗴𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝟭𝟲-𝟭𝟵𝘁𝗵! Be sure to hit them up while you’re there!

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⁣Visit the link below under the training tab!⁣

http://tacticalpolicek9training.com/

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Episode: ONE SIXTY NINE ⁣

Your Working Dog Radio hosts, Eric @vanessk9 & Ted @ted_summers, sit down at Blueline with⁣ Worthless Handler @worthlesshandler and Denmother K9  ⁣@denmother_k9

⁣Blueline K9 Conference Series continues with Worthless Handler and Denmother K9! This episode is jam packed with information, and filmed on location with our guests, so check us out on 𝗬𝗼𝘂𝗧𝘂𝗯𝗲!⁣

⁣Both gents are return guests; the infamous Wortheless Handler joined us for Episode 40 (the only episode we’ve ever had to take down because it turned his life upside down!), and Denmother K9 joined us for Episode 99 (be sure to give that one a re-listen!). ⁣

⁣Since Episode 40, Worthless Handler catches us up on K9 Bolo, who was donated and trained by K9’s of Valor and Pacesetter. A few months in, K9 Bolo has saved Worthless Handler’s life, found pounds of meth, apprehended when necessary, and has absolutely proven himself. ⁣

⁣Since Episode 99, Denmother K9 retired in September 2021, and has been going through a slew of medical surgeries and cancer scares since, but is getting back into teaching courses. K9 medical, “It doesn’t happen until it does”.⁣

⁣All in all, the guys go into crazy, sobering stories about applying some techniques they have learned – and we cannot stress enough, it is important to take a class, and it can save lives. (And Eric rants about TikTok Cops, and a cop who was about to tow a marked cruiser with a K9 in it…!)⁣

⁣Be sure to grab a “Capris Sun”  while you listen to this episode with this knowledgeable duo!

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Visit the link below under the training tab!⁣

http://tacticalpolicek9training.com/

30% off with the discount code WDR30⁣

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Toll Free#: 800.277.0869⁣

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Episode 168:⁣ Building Searches with Doug Wannemacher

Your Working Dog Radio hosts, Eric @vanessk9 & Ted @ted_summers, sit down at Blueline with⁣ Building Search Instructor, Doug Wannemacher.
Doug is kicking off our Blueline K9 Conference Series with his building search and tactics expertise! This episode is jam packed with information, and filmed on location with our guest, so check us out on YouTube! If you haven’t been to one of Wannemacher’s classes, he talks about learning to modularly train building search from beginning to end, including imprinting the alert behavior of human odor, as well as teaching a consistent trained final response! All while incorporating tactics that will save lives.⁣
Wannemacher retired after 21 years as a full-time K9 trainer for his local sheriff’s office. He now totals more than 20,000 training hours and has trained 150+ canine teams in various disciplines. Doug is an accredited master trainer for North American Police Work Dog Association in Utility and Narcotic Detection. He holds certifications from the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy and is the author and instructor of “Tactical K-9 Deployment In-Service Training” and “Basic K-9 First Aid.” He is the Training Coordinator for Astro Kennels, located in Greenville, SC.⁣
So sit down, and learn something from this incredible instructor and trainer!

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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⁣

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Toll Free#: 800.277.0869⁣

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Music by @brotherdege ⁣

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Episode 167: When Africa is in your blood

⁣Your Working Dog Radio hosts, Eric @vanessk9 & Ted @ted_summers, sit down with Director and Co-Founder of ATS, Anti-poaching Tracking Specialists, Bryce Clemence.⁣
Bryce Clemence, was awarded 2021 Best Game Ranger in Africa, by the Game Rangers Association of Africa, for the Rhino Conservation Awards. These awards recognise excellence and unity in the field of wildlife management. Bryce and his father, Peter Clemence, founded ATS in 2009; later joined by Bryce’s brother, Shannon Clemence.⁣
Shannon served as a tracking instructor at Scott Donelan Tracking School, which regularly trained American Special Military Units. Shannon returned to Zimbabwe and joined the family in 2015.⁣
Peter is an ex-Selous Scout Chief Instructor, in the Rhodesian Army. The Selous Scouts were raised as a special forces regiment, and specialised in bush craft and counter insurgency, and intelligence based work. They were trained to hunt and forage for their own food and water supplies. Their survival skills allowed them to operate without external support which was critical to their operations. The Selous Scouts is still widely recognised today as one of the most elite counter insurgence units in history.⁣
Bryce Clemence and his father have trained many of Zimbabwe’s best rangers in key Intensive Rhino Protection Zones across the country. Extensive training has been conducted for Zimbabwe National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (ZPWMA) and Africa Parks. Additionally, ATS has trained hundreds of rangers, and prepared pass-outs for APU’s in South Africa, Zambia, Malawi, Rwanda, Chad and Congo.⁣
Today, ATS is regarded as having created one of the best operating Malinois canine units in Southern Africa: An award winning rhino protection, anti-poaching and illegal wildlife anti-trafficking, wildlife conservation and security unit in Zimbabwe’s Savé Valley Conservancy. The dogs will regularly track up to 25kms, and on poacher detections will go further than this. Total area under their protection is 250,000 HA.⁣
ATS works primarily against two main groups: Rhino Poachers, and Bushmeat Poachers. ⁣
The rhino poachers are highly skilled network in trafficking, well supported, and motivated by the rising demand for rhino horn in Asia. They are not afraid to use gunfire against ATS. The bushmeat poachers are prolific, subsidiary illegal hunters. These hunters employ snare traps, and usually, homemade type weapons, spears and knives. They know the bush very well and are vulnerable to becoming targets for ivory syndicates (rhino gangs) to recruit.⁣
Their work is not for the faint of heart! Be sure to sit down, and learn something from this incredible team! You can also follow ATS for more information and to learn how to get involved!⁣ @ats_antipoaching

𝗔𝗡𝗗 𝗢𝗙 𝗖𝗢𝗨𝗥𝗦𝗘, thank you to our amazing partners:⁣

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⁣Highland Canine Training  Online Police K9 Supervisor course⁣

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⁣

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⁣@rayallenk9 ⁣

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⁣@dogtraofficial ⁣

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WDR10 10% off of a single item over $200⁣

⁣@hits_k9 Training & Conference ⁣

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⁣@almk9equipment⁣

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“WDRADIO” 10% off⁣

⁣Music by @brotherdege ⁣

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