July/August 2013




On the Cover:

  • The Building Search: A Comprehensive Look at Detecting Concealed Explosives
  • From the Leash Down
  • Cover Story: The Akron Police Canine Unit
  • A One of a Kind Company: iK9


  • K-9 Bitework: The Psychology of Bitework
  • K-9 Healthcare: Scent Performance & Protection
  • K-9 Training: Tactical Obedience: The Cobra Canine Method
  • Search & Rescue Spotlight: Canine Search and Rescue Association (CSARA)
  • K-9 Tracking: Part I: Small Unit Tactical Tracking
  • K-9 Advice & Opinion: Patrol Officer with a Police Dog
  • K-9 Scent Detection: Passive Response Dogs & Pinpointing Odor
  • K-9 Training: Component Training for Police K-9s: Controlled Aggression
  • K-9 Medic: So You Think You Know Your K-9?
  • K-9 Legal Advice: Dangers of the Over-Matched Handler


Steve Hartov, Janet Singleton, Mike Morgan, Lacey Crispigna & Noa Martinsen, Bill Lewis

Additional Contributors: Sgt. Dale M. Dorn, James Allen Parker, Jeff Schettler, Jerry Bradshaw, Jo-Anne Brenner, John Peters, Paul Hammond