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Episode 157: Stay of the RR Tracks with Tom Davis

Your Working Dog Radio hosts, Eric @vanessk9 & Ted @ted_summers, sit down with⁣ official mentor trainer for the Animal Behavioral College, America’s Canine Educator on YouTube, Dogtra partner, and owner of No Bad Dogs and Upstate K9, Tom Davis. ⁣

The gents talked about how Davis got into dogs as a young man, and how he doesn’t consider himself a dog trainer, but a people trainer. Some of his responsibilities at Animal Behavior College include ensuring each student has the capability and canine skills to successfully graduate and enter into their professional career by fine-tuning and mentoring graduating seniors. In addition to training up-and-coming trainers, Davis manages several online dog training clients, as well as professional athletes, musicians, actors and politicians. Your hosts and Davis delved into behavior modification in pets and working dogs, and how it’s the same. The boys discussed e-collar training, and how Davis conditions the dogs, and maintains the training. It’s not every day you find someone with their own custom Dogtra collar 280c, Davis sure knows his stuff! So sit, and learn something from this professional People Trainer!⁣

Follow America’s Canine Educator at ⁣@tomdavis⁣

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Episode 156: HITT Tracking with Steve White⁣

Your Working Dog Radio hosts, Eric @vanessk9 & Ted @ted_summers, sit down with former US Army MP MWD Handler, former Washington State Police Canine Association Executive Member, former Vice President of the Certification Council for Pet Dog Trainers (now called the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers), former instructor for the K9 Academy for Law Enforcement, and current owner of Pro Active K9, Steve White!⁣

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White has instructed at seminars in the U.S., Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Finland, Mexico, Japan, Spain, the United Kingdom, and New Zealand. He was a founding instructor at Karen Pryor’s ClickerExpo, and has been in law enforcement K9 for decades. White’s written various articles which have appeared in police K-9 and dog training publications, and he specializes in teaching behavior modification, urban tracking, and scentwork through the use of positive reinforcement based operant conditioning. Your hosts delve into White’s incredible history in K9, and discuss how he uses the HITT method for tracking. ⁣

White also provides consultation, training, and audit services to K9 units, and has been recognized as an expert witness by Washington and Federal courts in Police K9 and dog behavior matters. Be sure to hit him up if you’re ever in need of his services!⁣

You can watch & listen on YouTube, Spotify, Apple & anywhere else you listen to podcasts.⁣

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Episode 155: He Canoed My Leg Part TWO with Todd Mona

Your Working Dog Radio hosts, Eric @vanessk9 & Ted @ted_summers, sit down for part 2 with East Hartford Police K9 Handler and CPWDA Trainer and Vice President, Todd Mona. ⁣

The gents get into moving forward with building searches and doing more advanced training.⁣ If you missed Part 1, catch up on YouTube, iTunes, Spotify and anywhere else you listen to podcast! But here’s a quick synopsis:⁣

Mona has been a police officer with East Hartford PD in Connecticut for almost two decades, & has been a K9 handler since 2006. The gents talk about K9 policing in East Hartford, and Mona tells a harrowing story of a call where he got shot and his K9 partner got stabbed.⁣

Mona’s first K9 partner, Primo, had 51 contact apprehensions, and approximately 150 non-contact apprehensions/finds from 2006-2015. K9 Primo came in 1st in top obedience, and 2nd in top criminal apprehension at the Connecticut Police K9 Olympics, and is a 3 time Daniel Wasson Memorial K9 Award winner.⁣

Mona’s second K9 partner, Casus, has 26 contact apprehensions, and 106 non-contact apprehensions/finds from 2014-present. K9 Casus came in 1st for top team obedience in 2018 & 2021, & top team tactical obedience 2016 at the Connecticut Police K9 Olympics. The pair also placed 2nd at the 2016 Cabelas Police K9 Competition, 2nd at the 2018 & 2019 Dreamride Police K9 Challenge, & 1st at the 2021 Dreamride Police K9 Challenge.⁣

If that’s not enough, Casus has been trained in firearm detection since 2018, has 12 guns recovered to date, he has been present and involved (directly and indirectly) with 4 officer involved shootings (where K9 Casus got bite on two of them).⁣

That was a LOT to cover! (You now know why there had to be a Part 2!!) You can watch & listen on YouTube, Spotify, Apple & anywhere else you listen to podcasts.⁣

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Visit the link below under the training tab!⁣

http://tacticalpolicek9training.com/⁣

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Episode 154: ⁣ He Canoed My Leg, Part 1 with Todd Mona

Your Working Dog Radio hosts, Eric @vanessk9 & Ted @ted_summers, sit down with East Hartford Police K9 Handler and CPWDA Trainer and Vice President, Todd Mona.

Mona has been a police officer with East Hartford PD in Connecticut for almost two decades, and has been a K9 handler since 2006. The gents talk about K9 policing in East Hartford, and Mona tells a harrowing story of a call where he got shot and his K9 partner got stabbed. We also get into the early stages of training building searches. Stay tuned for Part 2, where Mona gets into moving forward with building searches and doing more advanced training

Mona’s first K9 partner, Primo, had 51 contact apprehensions, and approximately 150 non-contact apprehensions/finds from 2006-2015. K9 Primo came in 1st in top obedience, and 2nd in top criminal apprehension at the Connecticut Police K9 Olympics, and is a 3 time Daniel Wasson Memorial K9 Award winner.

Mona’s second K9 partner, Casus, has 26 contact apprehensions, and 106 non-contact apprehensions/finds from 2014-present. K9 Casus came in 1st for top team obedience in 2018 and 2021, and top team tactical obedience 2016 at the Connecticut Police K9 Olympics. The pair also placed 2nd at the 2016 Cabelas Police K9 Competition, 2nd at the 2018 and 2019 Dreamride Police K9 Challenge, and 1st at the 2021 Dreamride Police K9 Challenge. Oh, and they are also a 3 time Daniel Wasson Memorial K9 Award winners.

If that’s not enough to make you starstruck, Casus has been trained in firearm detection since 2018, has 12 guns recovered to date, he has been present and involved (directly and indirectly) with 4 officer involved shootings (where K9 Casus got bite on two of them). Mona has been a CPWDA maintenance trainer since 2014, CPWDA trainer since 2016, CPWDA building search class instructor (increasing hunt drive while expanding the building search), instructed at Blueline K9 Conference, is the current CPWDA Vice President, AND will be taking the NAPWDA trainer test November of 2022.

That was a LOT to cover! (You now know why there will be a Part 2!!) You can watch and listen on YouTube, Spotify, Apple Podcasts and anywhere else you listen to podcasts.⁣

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Visit the link below under the training tab!⁣
http://tacticalpolicek9training.com/
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Episode 153: The Tao of Zane

Your Working Dog Radio hosts, Eric @vanessk9 & Ted @ted_summers, sit down with former US Marine, former LEO, and current DOD K9 trainer, Steven Stoops @zane_k9. ⁣

The gents discuss 30+ years’ worth of canine experiences; everything from Stoops taking out a loan to buy his first K9, to selecting, training, and successfully placing hundreds of canines for police agencies, government agencies (both at home, and abroad), and a lot of high speed groups that we can’t even mention! Stoops’ expertise has helped him develop many training philosophies utilized today in the working dog world. Stoops’ skill set also makes him a qualified expert witness with the United States Federal Courts on the subject of protection dogs, and an internationally recognized K9 subject matter expert assisting elite military units to implement working dog programs. ⁣

If that isn’t enough of a bragging right, Stoops is a recipient of a Presidential Award for exceptional K9 work, he’s a Security Specialist at several US Embassies abroad,  and a past publisher of two working dog magazines. Oh, and he is still currently working as a DOD K9 trainer.⁣

You’ll definitely want to head what this man has to say!! You can watch and listen on YouTube, Spotify, apple podcasts and anywhere else you listen to podcasts.⁣

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Visit the link below under the training tab!⁣

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Episode 152: Lockerman and Loki

Your Working Dog Radio hosts, Eric @vanessk9 & Ted @ted_summers, sit down with Maryland’s Kent County Sheriff’s Office, CPL Scott Lockerman and dive into his tracking and narcotics experience. ⁣

Lockerman’s K9 partner, Loki, is a four year old yellow lab 🦮 who is certified through NPWDA in narcotics, tracking, and article searches. The pair have been together since July 2018. Lockerman has been in patrol for over 6 years and has been tasked with the K9 unit for 3 years. When they are not working or attending community events, they enjoy their adventures with their family (consisting of five humans and six! dogs). Also, they are very big fans of UGA football, “Go Dawgs!” 😎🏈⁣

Follow them on Instagram at @kcso_K9_loki

You can watch and listen on YouTube, Spotify, apple podcasts and anywhere else you listen to podcasts.

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@KineticDogFood⁣

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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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Episode 151: The Salute

Your Working Dog Radio hosts, Eric @vanessk9 & Ted @ted_summers, sit down with Army 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment Corporal Joshua Hargis, who is also a two-time world champion Paralympic ice hockey player, Purple Heart and Bronze Star Metal with Valor recipient. ⁣

The gents talked about how B Company 3/75 is the best in the Ranger Regiment, and went on to discuss getting into K9 and deploying to Afghanistan. Hargis recounted an insane story from a harrowing mission that cost several guys, including Hargis’ MWD Jany, their lives and changed his forever. The night raid in Kandahar on Oct. 6, 2013 included multiple suicide bombers, and a minefield of IEDs – a baited ambush. After recovering MWD Jany’s remains, Hargis was recovering sensitive material from some of the Fallen, when he stepped on an IED, costing him both of his legs. Hargis was conscious for about an hour and a half as medics used tourniquets and pumped freeze-dried plasma into his veins. Soon after surgery in the hospital, Hargis was conscious enough to salute his commanding officer, despite the medical wrappings, tubes, and personnel who tried to restrain him; resulting in “the salute seen around the world”. ⁣

Hargis then talked about becoming an elite Paralympic athlete and how it helps him forget about his disability while he competes with his team; and sadly, how all of that is being ripped away from him due to COVID-19 mandates.⁣

Follow and support him on Instagram at @josh_hargis40⁣

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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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