October/November 2015




On the Cover:

  • K-9 Medic: Toxicological Risks for the Operational K-9 by Dr. Lee Palmer
  • K-9 Training: Tracking & Trailing: The Lake Zurich Hiking Group by Alis Dobler | Photos courtesy of Alis Dobler and Marco Bisang | k9-manhunters.ch / gak9.com
  • K-9 Feature: K-9 Named in Honor of Fallen ATF Special Agent by Jason Johnson
  • Cover Photo: by Derek Cain
  • Insider Cover Photo: courtesy of Jonathan Salmi featuring K-9 Jack, Northbrook, IL PD


  • K-9 Bitework: We Have the Tools, We Have the Talent by James Allen Parker
  • K-9 Legal: Off Duty K-9 Concerns: Know Your Rights and Liabilities by John M. Peters, Attorney at Law
  • K-9 Spotlight: Traveling South Carolina War Dog Monument by Sunny Strader used with permission from Rockford Register Star www.rrstar.com
  • K-9 Tracking/Trailing: Crime Scene Scent Evidence Processing: Production, Protection, and Presentation by Jeff Schettler
  • K-9 Training: Tactical Obedience: Introducing Between the Legs Contact Heeling by Jerry Bradshaw & Sean Siggins | Photos by Stefanie Suddeth
  • K-9 Conditioning: Good Nutrition Goes Far in Recovery and Immunity Function from Nestle Purina PetCare
  • End Quote: “Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior.” – Carl von Clausewitz | Deputy Ron Decker and K-9 Enzo, Sebastian County, AR Sheriff’s Office

Editor’s Top Picks

  • Dog Box: 4 Pets ProLine Crates | www.4pets-products.com
  • E-Collar: Garmin Sport PRO | www.garmin.com
  • Non-Profit: Mission K-9 Rescue | www.missionk9rescue.org
  • Book: K-9 Scent Training: A Manual for Training Your Identification, Tracking and Detection Dog by Dr. Resi Gerritsen and Ruud Haak | www.dogtrainingpress.com
  • Action Figure: Paw Patrol Mission Chase | www.toysrus.com
  • Signage: Elite K-9 Metal Working Dog Signs | www.elitek9.com
  • Training: Police K-9 Conference & Vendor Show | www.policek9magazine.com
  • Dog Food Storage: Vittles Vault Stackable | www.gamma2.net

Working Dog of the Month

  • WDOM August 2015: Officer Eric Turner and K-9 Jack, Farmerville, IA PD
  • WDOM September 2015: Officer Chris Hendricks and K-9 Titus, Oceano Dunes, CA SVRA