This is a guidebook that I have used for various Departments to advise and educate patrol personnel on K9 tactics. There are important tips in this guidebook, if applied will increase the likelihood of a secured containment as well as important tactical considerations during K9 deployments. OfficersGuidebookK9.Tactics.Outside Agency
This article explores the proper use of the E-collar for both of these disciplines. The find and bark policy certainly is not for every agency, however, this article gives examples of its proper use and maintenance in the work environment. Police K9 Article.3
In March of 2018 TK9 was requested by K9s4COPS (Kristi Schiller), to put together a Basic and Advanced E-Collar and K9 Tactics Class. The class was an outstanding success with Mike Goosby and Doug Roller instructing 20 teams – 10 in each class. We are hoping to do future classes for both these fine organizations.
Tactical K9 started a 3 month K9 Patrol Class for the CHP. After much work in putting this contract together it finally became a reality. The class will consist of 5 blocks of training. Instructors Doug Roller – Mike Goosby and Jeff Miller will be instructing. The class cobnsists of 6 K9 teams. Also attending will be CHP K9 Trainers to shadow the class and learn TK9’s Training system. Below are photos from the first two week block og training.
TK9 TO CONDUCT 3.5 DAY MAINTENANCE WORKSHOP IN NEW MEXICO WITH THE GALLUP K9 UNIT – JANUARY 2018
TK9 started the year off with a scheduled 3.5 maintenance workshop with the Gallup K9 Teams. We certified one of their newest teams during this workshop for narcotics (annual certifications). Maintenance training included all facets of patrol work as well as detection work. We are looking forward to our next workshop in April 2018.
TK9 CONDUCTED 5-DAY E-COLLAR WORKSHOP FOR THE HOUSTON K9 UNIT – FEBRUARY 2018
TK9 Unit conducted training with the Houston Police Departments K9 Unit in February of 2018. We have been trying to get this class scheduled for some time now. Much thanks to Sergeant Jeff Bickle. He has stayed with it for some time now. His team took the 5-day course a couple of years ago and has been a full supporter of the training ever since. The class was well received and the folks are looking forward to an advanced class – possibly later this year.
TK9 TO CONDUCT A 5-DAY WORKSHOP OF MAINTENANCE TRAINING FOR THE RICHMOND K9 UNIT – FEBRUARY 2018
TK9 conducted 5-day workshop of maintenance training with the Richmond K9 Unit. This training also included a new team assigned to the unit. TK9 contracted a few years ago to conduct their maintenance work throughout the year. So far this training has been outstanding. Each team and the unit have advanced dramatically since the first workshop. We are looking forward to many years of training with these fine unit.
TK9 TO LECTURE ONCE AGAIN AT THIS YEARS POLICE K9 MAGAZINE CONFERENCE IN LAS VEGAS CALIFORNIA – MARCH 2018
TK9 (CEO Doug Roller) lectured once again at this outstanding event. We instructed on Basic and Advanced E-Collar use as well as general canine problem solving. We have committed to this conference for many years now. This conference has always proven to be an outstanding event and is a much sought out event for handlers throughout the country and the world. For more information about this conference and Police K9 Magazine please go to attached link. Police K9 Magazine
TK9 WILL BE CONDUCTING BASIC E-COLLAR AND ADVANCE OFF LEAD TACTICS WORKSHOP – HOSTED BY K9s4COPS and HARRIS COUNTY K9 UNIT – MARCH 2018
Once again we were honored with a request from these two organizations to conduct this training. Both workshops took place at Schiller Ranch and were hosted by K9s4Cops (CEO Kristi Schiller). As always this outstanding lady made the training a reality. Her tireless endeavors allow agencies throughout the country to acquire suitable canines as well as sought after training. This workshop consisted of two separate workshops. Approximately 20 teams from various Texas agencies attended. TK9 instructors Doug Roller and Mike Goosby oversaw the training for both groups. For more information about K9sCops please go to this link.
TK9 WILL BE CONDUCTING A 9 WEEK PATROL CLASS FOR THE CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL STARTING IN APRIL OF 2018
After much planning TK9 was finally awarded a contract with the California Highway Patrol to provide a complete Police Service Patrol Class. This class started on April 9th and will be completed in approximately two months. Instructors Mike Goosby and Jeff Miller will be assisting in the training. This training is unique as the CHP will have their assigned trainers assisting and learning during the class. The training will focus on off lead search tactics, as well as real world scenarios. TK9 offers very advanced training techniques and will be be working with Vohne Liche Kennels to provide us with outstanding canines for six new handlers. Much thanks to Jarrod Page to light the fire !
TK9 CONDUCTED K9 MAINTENANCE TRAINING AND CERTIFICATIONS FOR THE GALLUP K9 UNIT / APRIL 2018
Tactical K9 conducted another K9 maintenance workshop for this outstanding unit. TK9 would like to welcome their newest handler to the unit – Officer Steven Peshlakai. The unit was run thru all training areas and as usual performed outstanding. We also certified their newest team. Much thanks goes to Sergeant Terrance Peketewa – also the unit trainer for his fine work in maintaining his folks.
TK9 WILL BE LECTURING AND PROVIDING HANDS ON TRAINING AT THE “INTERNATIONAL POLICE WORK DOG ASSOCIATION” IN GRAYLING MICHIGAN ON MAY 13TH, 2018
See attached flyer for detailed information – Franco Angelini will also be attending and instructing at this outstanding event !
TK9 CONDUCTED A 5-DAY E-COLLAR WORKSHOP HOSTED BY SAN MATEO AND THE SAN JOSE K9 UNITS ON JUNE 3RD THRU JUNE 8TH, 2018
This workshop conducted an introduction to Basic E-Collar with advanced techniques. The class was well received. Several teams had some basic E-Collar work and were able to advance further. San Mateo and San Jose both hosted the full class. The class was instructed by Doug Roller.
TK9 CONDUCTED BASIC MAINTENANCE TRAINING FOR THE GALLUP K9 UNIT OF JUNE 24TH THRU 28TH, 2018
Tactical K9 conducted its ongoing maintenance training with this outstanding unit. Instructor Jeff Miller provided the training. During this workshop we spent several days partnering with Gallup SWAT Unit to provide K9 integration training. The training was well received and much thanks to Gallup K9 for keeping their skills up – the teams looked good.
TACTICAL K9 INSTRUCTED AT THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY POLICE K9 ASSOCIATION – ADVANCED K9 PATROL SEMINAR SEPTEMBER 16TH THRU 21ST, 2018
Tactical K9 has had a long standing relationship with this fine group of Southern California K9 teams. This years conference is going to focus on patrol operations only and offer advanced training and tactics to attending teams.
TACTICAL K9 INSTRUCTED THE SANTA CRUZ POLICE K9 UNIT IN K9/SWAT OPERATIONS AND OFF LEAD SEARCH TACTICS, SEPTEMBER 24TH AND 25TH, 2018
Tactical K9 was approached this summer by the Sergeant Cecena Karina, who oversees Santa Cruz K9 operations. We discussed K9 / SWAT integration training and off lead search tactics. Together we decided to conduct a short 2-day workshop, to evaluate and train both units in K9 / SWAT operations. Instructor Steve Carnevale (Assistant Trainer for the LAPD K9 Unit) assisted in the training.
TACTICAL K9 – CEO DOUG ROLLER WILL BE INSTRUCTING AT THIS YEARS 2018 IPWDA CONFERENCE IN BUTLERVILLE INDIANA
Tactical K9 was contacted again by board members of this fine organization to instruct on Basic and Advanced E-Collar techniques. CEO Doug Roller instructed earlier this year at their conference in Michigan. We were very honored to received a second request for this second conference. Doug will be doing a short lecture and then field work for teo additional days at this working conference.
TACTICAL K9 WILL BE CONDUCTING K9 MAINTENANCE TRAINING FOR THE RICHMOND POLICE K9 UNIT – NOVEMBER 7TH THRU 11TH, 2018
TK9 will be conducting scheduled K9 maintenance training for this outstanding unit. We will hopefully be training a new handler and new canine during this workshop. As of this writing they are currently testing canines for their new team. Doug Roller will be conducting the 5 day workshop.
TK9 WILL BE CONDUCTING ADVANCED TACTICAL K9 TRAINING FOR THE FREMONT POLICE K9 UNIT – NOVEMBER 13TH THRU 19TH, 2018
TK9 has had the honor of working with this fine unit several times over the past few years. Once again we are looking forward to the training. Lead handler Tyler Layfield continues to do a fine job with this busy unit.
TACTICAL K9 WILL BE CONDUCTING A 5-DAY BASIC E-COLLAR CLASS FOR THE MARINES AT CAMP PENDLETON – DECEMBER 10TH THRU 14TH, 2018
TK9 was contacted by the Marines (Program Manager Mike Wells) to once again schedule this training for these fine soldiers. This class is sometimes open to LE and other military branches – please contact us if interested. Sometimes there is space available. TK9 carries a current DUNNS and CAGE No for military contracts. Thanks again to Mike Wells for the continued trust and faith in our training. Instructor Mike Goosby will be instructing. There will be a possible future class at Camp Lejeune later in 2019.
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TK9 CONDUCT 5-DAY MAINTENANCE WORKSHOP WITH RICHMOND PD K9 UNIT – JANUARY 2017
Tactical K9 contracted last year with the Richmond Police Department to conduct all mainteance training. Since that time the partnership has worked out very well. All teams have progressed substantially and we are moving forward to very advanced work. This K9 Unit consist of well seasoned vets. They are a very active and busy unit. The area of Richmond is one of high crime and the need for locked on teams is crucial. We worked on search tactics, live gun firework and muzzle training (deployments from the vehicle).
TK9 CONDUCTED 5-DAY MAINTENANCE WORKSHOP WITH GALLUP K9 UNIT – MARCH 2017
TK9 STARTS PATROL CLASS WITH TWO NEW GALLUP K9 HANDLERS – JUNE 2017
TK9 CONDUCTS 5-DAY ADVANCED K9/SWAT TACTICS CLASS WITH SAN JOSE K9 UNIT – JUNE 2017
TK9 conducted an advanced 5-day K9/SWAT Tactical Class for their K9 Unit, SWAT and Advanced Tactical Units. The first 2 days consisted of maintenance training with the K9 Unit. The last 3 days were advanced and high risk search tactics. This also included vehicle deployments, muzzle work and directed deployments. The class was fast moving with several disciplines covered. Instructors Mike Goosby and Doug Roller conducted the class. TK9 has done numerous classes with the San Jose K9 Unit, this was the most advanced work to date. It is always a pleasure to work with this high-speed unit.
TK9 INSTRUCTS AT THIS YEARS LOS ANGLES COUNTY POLICE CANINE ASSOCIATION – SEPTEMBER 2017
Tactical K9 and instructor Doug Roller instructed once again at the LACPCA Conference. As always it was pleasure to be offered to attend and instruct. We instructed at the E-Collar and problem Solving portion. This conference always provides good training for the surrounding area of dedicated k9 teams. This year was no different – much thanks goes to all the members of this fine organization. Instructor Jeff Miller assisted in the instruction. this years.
TK9 TO CONDUCT 4-DAY E-COLLAR WORKSHOP HOSTED BY THE SAN MATEO POLICE K9 UNIT – OCTOBER 2017
TK9 was contacted by members of the San Mateo K9 Unit in Northern California to conduct this workshop. After much planning and organizing by K9 Officer Mike Haddad the class was completed. Thanks to all the teams that participated – an outstanding class – it was our pleasure to serve these fine teams.
TK9 TO CONDUCTS A 5 DAY E-COLLAR WORKSHOP FOR THE CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL
TK9 conducted a 5 day E-Collar Workshop for the California Highway at their main training location (the Sacramento Police Academy). The class was full with ten working K9 teams (not all in photo) from around the state. Some of the teams had already been exposed to some collar work. This collar work was introduced by one their trainers Sergeant Jarrod Page. TK9 would like to throw a shout out to Sergeant Page for the outstanding job he did in correctly pairing some of these teams with the E-collar. This made the class advance quicker then normal. We were able to complete advance search work on the last day of training. The class was well received. On another note TK9 is in contract negotiations with the CHP in possibily conducting a Patrol Class for new K9 teams sometime during the spring of 2018. We are hoping this works out.
TK9 CONDUCTS QUARTERLY WORKSHOP FOR THE GALLUP K9 UNIT IN NEW MEXICO – FEBRUARY 2016
Tactical K9 conducts maintenance work for the Gallup K9 Unit. We focused on live fire shooting and scored targets while controlling canines. This involved multiple shooters as well as other distractions to keep the canines focused and in control. We also completed all other maintenance work – including search team work and problem solving.
TK9 CONDUCTS A 5 DAY E-COLLAR WORKSHOP FOR THE FONTANA POLICE DEPARTMENTS K9 UNIT – MAY 2016
Tactical K9 has conducted several E-Collar Workshops for the Fontana K9 Unit over the years. We were conducted to conduct another as the Unit had almost all new teams assigned. Much thanks goes out to Daryll DiSanto – thier Unit Trainer for making this class happen. As always a great unit to work with.
TK9 CONDUCTS (3) SEPARATE E-COLLAR WORKSHOPS FOR THE MARINES K9 PROGRAM – JUNE 2016
This workshop was one of 3 separate workshops assigned to TK9 for instruction. In total we instructed 50 K9 teams in the introduction to the E-Collar. Each class required (2) instructors. The two (pictured) instructors for this class included Mike Goosby and Doug Roller. Jeff Miller assisted in classes at Camp Pendleton. Mike completed another class in Japan. As always we would like to thanks Mike Wells Marines Assistant program Manager for making these classes happen.
TK9 CONDUCTS 5-DAY E – COLLAR WORKSHOP FOR THE SALINAS K9 UNIT AND SAN MATEO K9 UNIT – JUNE 2016
Tactical K9 was contacted earlier this year to conduct a class for their unit. After much discussion and coordination the class was set. What a great class it was. Class had dedicated handlers including George Li from San Mateo who attended (paid his own way) following surgery for appendicitis the night before – now that is dedication !
TK9 CONDUCTS A SHORT 2 DAY CLASS FOR THE LOS ANGELES SCHOOL POLICE K9 UNIT – AUGUST 2016
Tactical K9 conducted a short two day E-Collar Class for the LASP K9 Unit. TK9 contracts with this unit for their monthly maintenance and needed to get a couple of teams on board. We conducted a crash course workshop for two seasoned K9 teams. TK9 also selected the canines for these two teams months ago.
TK9 CONDUCTS (2) 0F THE (3) E-COLLAR WORKSHOPS FOR THE MARINES AT CAMP PENDLETON – AUGUST 2017
Tactical K9 conducts the second of three assigned classes this year for the Marines K9 Unit. We had a couple of canines that were a handful and we were able to get some balance on them. We also finished off with some off lead tactical work and at a great training location for field scenarios. Instructor Jeff Miller and Doug Roller instructed this class.
TK9 CONDUCTS MONTHLY MAINTENANCE WITH THE LOS ANGELES SCHOOL POLICE K9 UNIT – AUGUST 2017
Tactical K9 would like to acknowledge this great unit that they have been working with for several years. We have seen many ups and downs but we continue to improve and persevere.
TK9 CONDUCTS 4 DAY E-COLLAR WORKSHOP FOR FREMONT K9 UNIT – AUGUST 2016
Tactical K9 conducted a 4-day E-collar workshop for this fine unit. This class took a while to set up and much work from Tyler Layfield, Fremont K9 Unit. Tyler and Instructor Doug Roller met years ago when he was assigned a different canine – during a class TK9 was doing for San Jose PD K9 Unit (hosting). He recently was assigned another canine following the loss of his first canine. With motivation for a class he ramrodded and hosted this class. I very good class with dedicated teams.
TK9 CONDUCTS 5-DAY E-COLLAR WORKSHOP FOR THE CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL K9 UNIT – OCTOBER 2016
Tactical K9 conducted a 5-day E-Collar workshop for this fine unit. The CHP has approximately 50 teams state wide so this was only a small portion. They have been pushing to get all teams through our class. This was a full class and instructor Doug Roller had his hands full. We were able to shape all teams with the E-Collar and the teams worked hard to advance. Thanks Jarrod Page – CHP Handler and good friend for all the support.
TK9 CONDUCTS ANOTHER E-COLLAR WORKSHOP IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA HOSTED BY SAN MATEO K9 UNIT – DECEMBER 2016
Tactical K9 conducted another class in this area. A full class with some great teams. Most teams were very solid in all basic work and we were able to push this group pretty hard. Would like to thank all the teams for a great class – be safe my friends.