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Episode 133: Dead duck, crazy ants and mongooses, oh my! With Conservation Dogs of Hawaii⁣

Ted sits down with Kyoko Johnson, lead K9 instructor and trainer, and Michelle Reynolds, PHD and lead science advisor, to talk about their awesome conservation programs in Hawaii. Ted does this episode SOLO as Eric is recovering from COVID (get better) – but this take on working dogs (and rats?!) is one you won’t want to miss!⁣

Conservation Dogs of Hawaiʻi (CDH) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. CDH facilitates the research and use of ecological detection dogs in the Hawaiian archipelago. Their mission is to utilize the extraordinary olfactory abilities of dogs to:⁣

Detect invasive species to mitigate their impact on wildlife and the ecosystems of Hawaii, and⁣

Detect endangered species for research and conservation purposes.⁣

In addition to conducting field surveys with their professional dog/handler teams, CDH trains volunteer pet dog/handler teams who conduct field work or contribute to data gathering and feasibility assessments through pilot projects. ⁣

So sit down, listen up, and learn a thing or two about how biologists are using canine sniffers to do some pretty cool conservation work! Check out their awesome work at @conservationdogshawaii⁣

www.conservationdogshawaii.org⁣

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Episode 132: TEDD Dogs with Jason Dutton

What was getting your first K9 like? The good, the bad, and the ugly; we get into it with this episode!

Your WDR Hosts, Eric @vanessk9 & Ted @ted_summers, sit down with a former Army Tactical Explosive Detection Dog (TEDD) handler, current Police K9 officer in upstate South Carolina and owner of Carolina Canine Academy, Jason Dutton.

The gents talk with Dutton about his time going from never having handled or trained a K9 before, to becoming a TEDD handler, then going to Von Liche Kennels and K2 for training with his dog. Dutton talks about the the start of (and shortcomings of) that program, and what his experience was like training with his dog. Dutton’s job was to lead patrols in Afghanistan and search for IEDs, but he found out his dog had Canine PTSD from a IED blast, which affected his dog’s ability to work. He also shares the story of his first deployment going on patrol outside the wire; not just as U.S. Army asset, but as a NATO asset, and he got to work with Polish Special Forces.

Canine isn’t all sex and rock and roll, there can be an underbelly to it, and Dutton was not shy to hit on some of the hard topics with our hosts. You won’t want to miss this! 

Follow him at Carolina Canine Academy Or carolinacanineacademyllc.com

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Episode 131: MAGA with David Rivera

Are good quality K9s becoming more difficult to find?

Your WDR Hosts, Eric @vanessk9 & Ted @ted_summers, are honored to sit down with Air Force veteran and current K9 handler in New Canaan, Connecticut, David Rivera of Black Rock Canines, (which is a large importing kennel @BlackrockK9s and BlackRockCanines.com)

The gents talk about the challenges of K9 supply & demand, buying dogs, future green dog sales, availability (or lack thereof) of dogs, the price of K9s, knowing your clients, and how a new 501c3 could change the way departments get dogs (keep reading!!)

Healthy, genetically-tested, U.S.A-bred dogs are hard to find. Dogs from other nations are often procured and deployed by the military and law enforcement at significant cost, only to find that their temperaments or preventable illnesses render these dogs unsuitable for service. Rivera founded Black Rock Canines to solve these challenges by establishing the first large-scale breeding program of high-performing, healthy, genetically-tested working dogs, service dogs, and pets in the U.S.A.

Rivera also started a foundation called American Detection Dog Foundation whose mission is to establish and run a working dog breeding/raising program in the United States. Please consider donating to the GoFundMe below; your donations will go directly to the raising of detection dogs right here in the United States of America  (If you can’t donate, be sure to follow them, and like/share/repost to help them get the word out there!)

https://www.gofundme.com/f/detection-dogs-needed?utm_campaign=p_nacp+share-sheet&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook

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Episode 130: Blueline Boys with Matt and Joe

Your WDR Hosts, Eric @vanessk9 & Ted @ted_summers, are honored to sit down with Matt and Joe, Founders of the Blueline K9 Conference!⁣

With decades of Law Enforcement and K9 handler experience between them, Matt and Joe are both veterans of the Pocono Mountain Regional Police Department and members of North American Police Work Dog Association (NAPWDA). Joe is a certified NAPWDA Master Trainer in Patrol and Narcotics, and Matt is a certified professional K9 Decoy, and they bring that experience to their conference. Get HYPED about the different classes, and incredible instructors at Blueline! The list of instructors is stacked; several instructors being former podcast guests! Check out the one of the best conferences in the industry, with a wide variety of handlers from all across the US, hanging out and learning from one another.⁣

(Psst! Eric and Ted will be attending the 2021 Blueline K9 Training Conference – not only will they be INSTRUCTING, but they plan to record a podcast while there, as well!)⁣

INFO BELOW⁣

2021 Blueline K9 Training Conference ⁣ @bluelinek9llc⁣

Class Schedule ⁣

May 25-27, 2021 in St. Louis, Missouri⁣

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Attendees: ⁣

$295.00 (3 days) ⁣

$150.00 (1 day) ⁣

⁣Get registered at: bluelinek9training.com⁣

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Episode 130: Blueline boys with Matt & Joe⁣

Your WDR Hosts, Eric @vanessk9 & Ted @ted_summers, are honored to sit down with Matt and Joe, Founders of the Blueline K9 Conference!⁣

With decades of Law Enforcement and K9 handler experience between them, Matt and Joe are both veterans of the Pocono Mountain Regional Police Department and members of North American Police Work Dog Association (NAPWDA). Joe is a certified NAPWDA Master Trainer in Patrol and Narcotics, and Matt is a certified professional K9 Decoy, and they bring that experience to their conference. Get HYPED about the different classes, and incredible instructors at Blueline! The list of instructors is stacked; several instructors being former podcast guests! Check out the one of the best conferences in the industry, with a wide variety of handlers from all across the US, hanging out and learning from one another.⁣

(Psst! Eric and Ted will be attending the 2021 Blueline K9 Training Conference – not only will they be INSTRUCTING, but they plan to record a podcast while there, as well!)⁣

INFO BELOW⁣

2021 Blueline K9 Training Conference ⁣ @bluelinek9llc⁣

Class Schedule ⁣

May 25-27, 2021 in St. Louis, Missouri⁣

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Attendees: ⁣

$295.00 (3 days) ⁣

$150.00 (1 day) ⁣

⁣Get registered at: bluelinek9training.com⁣

Thank you to our amazing partners:⁣

@KineticDogFood⁣

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⁣@southerncoastk9⁣

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@rayallenk9 ⁣

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Discount “WORKINGDOGRADIO” 10% off⁣

@dogtraofficial ⁣

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Discount “WDR10” for 10% off of a single item over $200⁣

@hits_k9 Training and Conference ⁣

Jeff at 863-529-5113⁣

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@quickdermbyvetcare ⁣

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Discount “10WDR” 10% off of your 1st order⁣

@tacticalpolicek9⁣

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Episode 129: The early days of a tier 1 K9 program with Kelly Roby

Your Working Dog Radio Hosts, Eric @vanessk9 & Ted @ted_summers, are honored to sit down with combat veteran, Kelly Roby, who served over ten years in US Army Special Operations, as both a Ranger and a SMU operator, and played a crucial role in the SOFK9 community. The guys talk about handling dogs in the beginning of the GWOT. dogs he has worked, dogs they have lost, and the HUGE advantage of a large budget.

Roby began his career in 2nd Ranger Battalion, 75 Ranger Regiment. At 22 years old, he was the youngest soldier ever (at the time) to earn a place in the elite Tier One unit. As an SMU operator, Roby was involved in 350+ direct action missions in Iraq. He was awarded four Bronze Stars, two for valorous acts. During his time at Ft. Bragg, Roby had the additional privilege  of being involved in early stages of the Special Operations Canine program which served as the leader for the implementation of the modern canine warrior in the Global War on Terror. Participating in the unit’s pilot canine program, Roby helped shape and evolve the Special Operations community’s tactical use of canines. When Roby left the military, he took his experience with Special Operations canines and helped to establish SOFK9 programs across all service branches.

So sit down, tune in, and learn a thing or two from ⁣the SOFK9 Extraordinaire himself, Kelly Roby. Follow him on IG at @Kroby70s

⁣You can now watch the podcast on YouTube!⁣ visit Working Dog Radio on YouTube. ⁣

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Episode 128: It’s real simple with Freddy King⁣

Your Working Dog Radio Hosts, Eric @vanessk9 & Ted @ted_summers, sit down with the “King” of Retrievers: Freddy King! This man definitely knows the subtleties of conditioning, ecollars, and pairing the two skill sets together! We picked King’s brain and covered everything from old school ecollars, to ecollar conditioning, the gun dog trainer’s version of the word “mark”, and what it’s like at the highest levels of the sport.⁣
So sit down, tune in, and learn a thing or two from ⁣Gun Dog Royalty

Follow him on IG at @the_retriever_trainer and Facebook Freddy King, Visit his website and become a member www.theretrievertrainer.com

You can now watch the podcast on YouTube!⁣ visit Working Dog Radio on YouTube. ⁣

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