There are many myths, rumors, beliefs and general misconceptions that deal with the use of K9 in the Law Enforcement community. Much of this comes from television shows that sometimes mingle the training of Search and Rescue (SAR) dogs with that of Police dogs. [Read more...]
© by R.S. Eden
On a cold winters night early last year I was on routine patrol and observed a car leave from the rear of a commercial property shortly after midnight. It was obvious they were in a hurry. I pulled into the rear of the property and noted that it had been burglarized. [Read more...]
Eden K9 Group
With the vast training styles available in the world, it has become a common saying that the only one concept any two dog trainers can agree on is what the third one is doing wrong. [Read more...]
Few animals elicit the imagery by mere mention of their name that the GSD commands: brave police dog, tireless search and rescue worker, fearless war hero, family guardian, farm hand, loving friend, companion, and childhood playmate.
It has been said that the German Shepherd Dog is never first at anything, but second best at everything. Encompassing many venues of duty and service, this versatility is why the GSD more than any other breed has become iconic of the true working dog.
I want to challenge you to think about our future in North America with Law Enforcement Dogs. Shipping is expensive, dog prices are increasing, and law enforcement budgets are taking serious hits.
Law Enforcement in North America is dependent upon Europe to provide working dogs for us. World wide demand has increased for working dogs, and most of the world is shopping in Europe. It seems that the average dog I see being sold by vendors is somewhere around 1 year old. Most of these dogs are rushed through a training program and on the street somewhere around 1 ½ years old. Many of the dogs hitting the street are, in my opinion, not ready for what they may encounter. [Read more...]
Proper canine selection is a critical factor in determining a canine team’s success. When selecting a dog for a particular job a trainer must consider the task that is being performed and the genetics of the dog asked to perform that task. While a good consistent training program is imperative for the success of a team, a dog’s genes determine his drives, courage, and many other qualities necessary to be a successful police dog. [Read more...]