June/July 2014




On the Cover:

  • A Modern Approach to Training: Obedience Part 1 of 3 by Lazaro “Laz” Cabrera
  • K-9 Military History:  Dateline Vietnam | The K-9 Medical Front by Michael Lemish
  • K-9 Healthcare: Does Your Dog Need a Conditioning Program? by Dr. Rick Kesler and Dr. Jill Cline


  • K-9 Featured Kennel: Police Service Dogs Training Center
  • K-9 Bitework: Avoiding Shutdowns on the Street | Part 1: The Fend Off by James Allen Parker
  • K-9 Medic: Keeping Your K-9 Cool: Preventing Heat Stress with Hydration by Anjela Boyd, KaLee Pasek DVM, and Jo-Anne Brenner
  • K-9 Scent Detection: Applying Science to the Art of Detection Canines – Blind Searches by Battelle staff members: K. Good, N. Knebel, S. Lawhon, L. Siers, D. Winkel | Photos by Derek Cain
  • K-9 Training: The Verbal Out, Out and Return, and Tactical Release: Part 2 of 3 by Jerry Bradshaw
  • K-9 Legal: K-9 Handlers Under the FLSA by John M. Peters, Attorney at Law
  • K-9 Featured Agency: New ATF Program Takes Canines Off-Leash. S.E.E.K. Adds Another Level to EDC by Jan Kemp, ATF Public Affairs Specialist
  • K-9 Spotlight: The K-9 Medal for Exceptional Service, Presented to GABE – K153
  • K-9 Tracking: Double Dog Dare Ya! Part 2 by Jeff Schettler
  • End Quote: “All his life he tried to be a good person. Many times, he failed. After all, he was only human. He wasn’t a dog.” – Charles M. Schultz | US Navy Master at Arms 2nd Class K-9 Handler, Scy Livelsburger and MWD Chucky

Editor’s Top Ten: 

  1. Patches: K-9 Paw Patch | www.elitek9.com
  2. Apparel: Dogs of War | www.enlistednine.com
  3. Training: Cobra Canine | www.cobracanine.com
  4. Training Aids: ScentLogix | www.scentlogix.com
  5. Remote Training Collar: Garmin / TriTronics PRO 550 | www.garmin.com
  6. Vehicle Insert: Setina K-9 Systems | www.setina.com
  7. Training Tool: Manners Minder Permier Treat & Train Remote Reward Dog Trainer | www.elitek9.com
  8. Book: Top Dog: The Story of Marine Hero Lucca | www.amazon.com
  9. First Aid: ClotIt | www.clotit.com
  10. K-9 Jobs: K9 Employment | www.k9employment.com

Working Dog of the Month

  • March 2014 WDOM: Mike Mason and K-9 Deja | San Bernadino County Sheriff’s Department
  • March 2014 WDOM: USMC Cpl. Barsich & Explosives Detection MWD Falco | Helmand Province, Afghanistan 2013
  • April 2014 WDOM: Mike DeCarli
  • May 2014 WDOM: Handler Floyd Cardenas & K-9 Tango | Bexar County Sheriff’s Office, San Antonio, TX