TK9 CONDUCTS MAINTENANCE TRAINING FOR FREMONT POLICE DEPARTMENT K9 UNIT – FEBRUARY 12TH THRU 15TH, 2020
Tactical K9 LLC conducted their ongoing and scheduled K9 maintenance for this great unit. All four teams attended. We went over latest and greatest incidence in a group de-brief then went on to field work. We covered all areas, control work, tactical work, muzzle work, vehicle deployments and general problem solving. Another great work shop. As usual the unit was well organized for the training with great training sites all ready for use.
Vehicle Deployments in Muzzle
TK9 CONDUCTED ANOTHER 5-DAY E-COLLAR WORKSHOP – HOSTED BY THE SAN JOSE K9 UNIT
Once again San Jose Police K9 Unit honored us with another request to conduct one of our workshops. A big shout out to Officer Mel Dunn who assisted in organizing the event. We are hoping to get out there next year. We were a bit hampered with the onset of the China Virus but we survived.
Day 3 of 5-Day Workshop
TK9 CONDUCTED ANOTHER MAINTENANCE WORKSHOP FOR THE MCKINLEY SHERIFFS K9 UNIT – MARCH 29TH THRU APRIL 1ST, 2020
We were honored once again to work with this fine K9 Unit. These teams have advance much since our first visit – so we are able to advance on future workshops. This was no different as we worked on K9 maintenance of course, as well as vehicle deployments, muzzle searching and problem solving.
Muzzle Searches with Fight
MCKINLEY SHERIFFS K9 UNIT – WORKSHOP NO. 2 – MAY 22ND THRU 24TH, 2020
This was our second workshop to advance the teams further. We almost had to cancel due to the China Virus, however, with some due diligence we made it work.
TK9 CONDUCTS MAINTENANCE WORKSHOP WITH RICHMOND POLICE K9 UNIT – JUNE 2ND THRU JUNE 4TH, 2020
Tactical K9 conducted scheduled K9 maintenance training with this great Unit. We usually travel armed during this training as we never know when we will be in the mix – a very busy unit to be sure. We focused on problem solving and civil work with the new K9 teams. Muzzle work and realistic scenario training is what was focused on. As usual we went over recent searches and apprehensions via Officers body cams. A great workshop.
Vehicle Deployments in Muzzle
RICHMOND POLICE K9 UNIT – MAINTENANCE TRAINING AUGUST 8TH THRU 13TH, 2020
We completed another bi-monthly scheduled K9 training with this Department. This training focused on muzzle searches and drive building in muzzle. High finds were also completed with all the teams. We had plenty of decoys to assist in the training and Officer Gault (depicted below) did a great job securing an outstanding training location.
DRIVE BUILDING SEARCHES IN MUZZLE
MCKINLEY SHERIFFS K9 UNIT – WORKSHOP NO. 2 – AUGUST 25TH THRU 26TH, 2020
We were honored again to work with this fine unit – as we continued to advance these teams. Search work in muzzle was the focus and getting these canines as civil as possible. Getting working dogs ready for real world deployments – is a must. We also finished up with some narcotic detection work.
TACTICAL K9 LLC WAS ONCE AGAIN REQUESTED TO ASSIST OUR FRIENDS IN BRAZIL – ESPIRITO – SEPTEMBER 1ST THRU 11TH, 2020
Our good friends Nathalie and Alberto Costa (the owners of Petville) scheduled a large K9 conference for us to instruct in. This was our second visit here to instruct. This conference was geared toward Law Enforcement and Military Operations – most of the K9 Units from Rio area (PRF) were in attendance. We conducted one full day of lecture and several days of hands on training – problem solving and ideas for their future deployments and training endeavors. We are hoping to come back and work with Alberto and the PRF teams out of Rio De Janeiro.
NEW TEAM INTRO TO BARK ALERTS
TK9 INSTRUCTS AT VIRTUAL K9 CONFERENCE IN ST LOUIS – FOR WORKING DOG MAGAZINE – OCTOBER 27TH AND 28TH, 2020
Our good friend Karen McKay called us a while back and wanted to try something new to reach out to the K9 folks during this China Virus crisis. She had the idea to conduct the first – that we know of – virtual K9 conference. We of course accepted the request. From all accounts she pulled it off with a good attendance from K9 folks all over the world – we were honored to assist.
TK9 CONTRACTS WITH FREMONT POLICE DEPARTMENT TO CONDUCT A K9 PATROL SCHOOL FOR NEW TEAM – FIRST WORKSHOP – NOVEMBER 2ND THRU 6TH, 2020
Tactical K9 LLC has been working with Fremont K9 Unit over the years on an as needed bases. Everything from E-collar to advanced Tactical work. After discussions with their OIC it was decided to partnership with Spectrum K9 to participate in a fast track patrol school. Spectrum K9 selected a great canine (K9 Rex) and completed some pre-training with the canine, E-collar work, bite work and beginning search work. The canine was then placed with a very fine handler. The course was set for 4 weeks – the partnership is outstanding and the team is well on its way to certifying for street deployments.
OFFICER DE STEFANO WORKING INTRO TO MUZZLE WITH K9 REX
TK9 CONDUCTS LECTURE AT CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL ANNUAL TRAINERS CONFERENCE – NOVEMBER 10TH AND 11TH, 2020
Tactical K9 LLC once again was requested to assist at the CHP Trainers conference – conducted once every year. We are always honored to assist this fine unit – 50 teams strong throughout the state of California. CEO Doug Roller conducted the lecture, which was followed up by field work – specifically going over proper muzzle training – introduction as well as advanced work. Attorney Gene Rameriz and LAPD K9 Sergeant JD McDonald conducted an OUTSTANDING CLASS on K9 related legal issues and updates concerning our industry. As always the event was well received. We have made many friendships over the years. A shout out to Officer Heath Kuhlman who has demonstrated to us over the years – a true thirst for learning the art and science of Police Service Dog training. Also a shout out to Jeff Bosnich for organizing the event and working with my schedule. Again, much thanks for the opportunity to teach.
TK9 CONDUCTS MAINTENANCE WORKSHOP AND CERTIFICATION NEW K9 TEAM – FREMONT K9 UNIT
Tactical K9 conducted the final week of training for Fremont K9 Unit. K9 Rex and Handler Joey De Stefano. We spent a day or so proofing the team and then completed all facets of certification. We are expecting this team to do great things – the China Virus has surely put a damper on police work but this will change in the near future. Good luck Joey and K9 Rex.