Detection Dogs / Police Dogs / Military Dogs
General Info / Articles of Interest
- Valor Row From the CPCA A tribute to K-9 handlers and their canine partners that didn't all make it home at the end of the day.
- RCMP Police Dog Service Training Centre
- Eden Consulting Group Police Dog Home Page The K9 Academy For Law Enforcement operated by Bob Eden and Gord Ney is a business made up of police officers dedicated to the training of police K9 handlers.
- K9s Working With The U.S. Department Of State by K9 Unit
- DogSport Gear Manufacture of working dog equipment for Police, Military and Schutzhund.
- War Dogs A brief history of dogs in military work.
- The United States War Dogs Association
- The War Dog Memorial When U.S. Marines landed war dogs on Bougainville in the South Pacific, 01 November, 1943, it marked the first use of trained military dogs in combat by the United States. Doberman Pinschers, the official U.S. Marine Corps War Dogs, served throughout the South Pacific, courageously leading patrols in the steaming jungles, giving timely warning of the enemy waiting in ambush or hiding in caves, saving untold lives.
- Dogs for Heroes: Helping Our Veterans Readjusting to civilian life can be difficult for military veterans, especially those dealing with permanent physical injuries or psychological issues. Read more. (NEW added 25 April 2012)
- US Dog Heroes in Need of Homes (NEW added 25 April 2012)
- Your Dog's Sense of Smell: Sniffing out the Story (NEW added 25 April 2012)
- These Dogs Help Save the Planet Working Dogs for Conservation (WDC) was created in 2000 to collect information-rich wildlife and plant samples using specially trained detection dogs paired with biologist handlers. Read more.(NEW added 25 April 2012)
- Unlock Your Dog's Talents With K9 Nose Work K9 Nose Work started as a small group with owners and handlers who wanted to learn more about scent work. K9 Nose Work helps dogs explore and fine-tune their natural abilities. Any breed of dog can do scent work. Read more.(NEW added 25 April 2012)
Organizations & Associations
- Canadian Police Canine Association
- North American Police Work Dog Association Dedicated to Assisting Police Work Dog Teams Throughout the World.
- National Association of Professional Canine Handlers (NAPH)
- Canada Border Services Agency - Detector Dog Service The CBSA currently has detector dog teams located across Canada, serving both travellers and commercial operations. Detector dog teams work in all modes of travel, including air, highway, marine, and rail and in postal and courier centres.
- The Pacific Northwest Police Detection Dog Association Dedicated towards enhancing the professionalism and training of detection dog handlers throughout the Pacific Northwest.
- United States Police Canine Association
- International Explosive Detection Dog Association
- International Police Work Dog Association (IPWDA)
Canadian Police Department K-9 Units:
- Vancouver Police Department Dog Squad
- Edmonton Police Service Canine Unit
- Medicine Hat Police Service K-9 Unit
- Saskatoon Police K9
- Regina Police Service Canine Team
- Winnipeg Police Service Canine Unit
Reference Books:Meet the Police Dogs: The K-9 Cop
By Christy Judah
A children's book to introduce 4 to 11 year-olds to Police Dogs...the K-9 Cop. This delightful book provides an informative view of these specially trained dogs. Photographs throughout this book demonstrate the versatility, intelligence, and extraordinary skills of the police canine. The German Sheperd Dogs, Belgian Malinois, and other breeds shown provide a glimpse into the training and daily work of the modern Police Dog. Meet the Police Dogs, K-9 Cops is a wonderful representation of our hero's, the police dogs, showing authentic police dogs doing their duty.... protecting our communities.
K9 Officer's Manual
By Robert Eden
Inside this book you will find comprehensive information on every aspect of the K9 unit, from administration to officer safety on the job. R.S. Eden presents training exercises and deployment procedures comprised of nearly two decades of personal knowledge and the practical experience of other officers. Action photos back up his points.
Badge on My Collar: A Chronicle of Courageous Canines
By Marilyn Jeffers Walton
How does one fully explain the symbiotic relationship between dog handlers and their dogs? Officers and their dogs mesh into a solid unit that thinks and anticipates as one as they communicate many times in unspoken words. By necessity, theirs is an extremely tight bond. This book is a window into those relationships and the lives of K-9s. It showcases fifteen memorable police and search and rescue dogs and presents their unforgettable stories. A must read for anyone who has ever loved a dog.
By Marilyn Jeffers Walton
In this sequel to Badge on My Collar-A Chronicle of Courageous Canines, Marilyn Jeffers Walton takes you around the globe to ride along with dogs whose stellar careers and unselfish sacrifices exemplify the brave character and profile of today's police canine.
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