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Your Working Dog Radio Hosts, Eric @vanessk9 & Ted @ted_summers, are honored to sit down with combat veteran, Kelly Roby, who served over ten years in US Army Special Operations, as both a Ranger and a SMU operator, and played a crucial role in the SOFK9 community. The guys talk about handling dogs in the beginning of the GWOT. dogs he has worked, …
 
Your Working Dog Radio Hosts, Eric @vanessk9 & Ted @ted_summers, sit down with the “King” of Retrievers: Freddy King! This man definitely knows the subtleties of conditioning, ecollars, and pairing the two skill sets together! We picked King’s brain and covered everything from old school ecollars, to ecollar conditioning, the gun dog trainer’s vers…
 
Your Working Dog Radio Hosts, Eric @vanessk9 & Ted @ted_summers sit down with Mike Jones at Primal Canine ⁣ ⁣ Starting in an animal shelter in San Jose at the young age of 13, MIke has been involved with dogs or all shapes, sizes, and problems for years. He then got into sportwork, which evolved into protection dogs, and Primal Canine was born. Mik…
 
Your Working Dog Radio Hosts, Eric @vanessk9 & Ted @ted_summers sit down with Jake Lawrence at Rilyn K9.⁣ ⁣ Jake grew up working and breeding hogs and cattle, with the help of generations’ of German Shepherds. He got into IPO, K9 handling and training, and now is deeeep into the GSD breeding game. We talk all things bloodlines, his mental Rolodex, …
 
Your Working Dog Radio Hosts, Eric @vanessk9 & Ted @ted_summers sit down with Lt. Joe Kenda, a twenty-three-year veteran of the Colorado Springs Police Department. Lt. Kenda spent twenty-one years chasing killers as a homicide detective and commander of the major crimes unit. Kenda and his team solved 356 of his 387 homicide cases, getting a 92 per…
 
Your Working Dog Radio Hosts sit down with Ben Richards in the third episode of our Australian specials! ⁣ ⁣ Ben Richards is former Australian military, and former patrol dog handler (tune in to see what his dominant strength is: dog handling or firearms skills!) Richards also set up the TAC dog programme with the Northern Unit of the SWAT Special …
 
⁣ Your Working Dog Radio Hosts sit down with Pat Stuart and Glenn Cooke, in our second episode of our Australian specials! ⁣ ⁣ Pat Stuart (of Operant Canine) spent over a decade in Army Special Forces, and found himself immersed in the dog world. Mentored by Michael and Bart Bellon, Pat is a certified NePoPo instructor, a certified decoy, and the P…
 
with Eric @vanessk9 & Ted @Ted_summers ⁣ You guys are always asking for Ted and Eric to answer your questions, to bust myths, to hear infamous rants, and we are happy to oblige!In this episode, your favorite hosts debunk several K9 myths that have been propagated throughout the years; things that are made up and passed from trainer to trainer, hand…
 
⁣Your Working Dog Radio Hosts sit down with Brad Griggs, owner of Canine Services International in Melbourne, Australia, and host of The STIM Podcast! This episode kicks off the first episode of our Australian specials! Brad has a beard to rival that of Ted’s, and almost 2 decades’ experience training dogs. We chat about the differences in legislat…
 
“Can’t bite ‘em if you can’t find ‘em” This episode is truly mind blowing 🤯 with the Hide and Seek Expert, Mic Bonin; proving that K9 guys really are the Swiss Army knives of LEO 😎🐕! Mic started tracking at the ripe young age of 12 in southeast Texas, joined the Army in 1996, then Tulsa County Sheriff Office in 2005. He was a member of SWAT, and wa…
 
Hailing from northern Illinois, and the maker of the hottest hot sauce, we introduce Rik Wolterbeek! (We kid, he’s not really from the States, in case his accent gave it away! ) The man is as legendary as it gets, working with dogs for 45 years, a member of KNVP, instructing countless K9 teams through certification, working as a decoy – Rik knows h…
 
⁣Your hosts, Ted and Eric, talked with Pete Copilillo from Working Dogs For Conservation. As the world’s leading conservation detection dog organization, their mission (which is multi-tiered in Africa, as well as in the US ) of using the dogs’ incredible sense of smell to help protect ecosystems and to help scientists gather information on endanger…
 
Your hosts Eric @vanessk9 and Ted @ted_summers chatted with the current Executive Director of the USPCA, Don Slavik. Slavik worked for the St. Paul K9 department in the 80’s and 90’s as a handler and trainer, and they discussed what it’s like working a Rottweiler K9. Slavik was a trainer, instructor, and course developer for ATF. He developed and w…
 
Your hosts chatted with Sr Agent Anthony Moore, of the Special Operations Division of the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics (OBN) , stationed in Oklahoma City, and working as a member of the K9 Highway Interdiction team . Moore handles one of these incredible K9’s, and as a certified trainer and instructor , he chats about the incredible importance of l…
 
⁣You asked ‘em, we answered ‘em! ⁣ This Q&A episode is a first for Working Dog Radio BECAUSE it’s the first podcast we’ve recorded with video , WHICH MEANS, each new podcast will also be recorded with video Be sure to check it out and watch Ted and Eric answer YOUR listener-submitted questions 🤘⁣ You can check out the video on YouTube Working Dog R…
 
Episode 114: Jean-Claude Leblanc grew up in the army in the 2/75 Ranger Battalion, and made it to the highest levels of Army Special Operations (trust us when we say the man is a true badass ). Leblanc handled 4 dogs in the GWOT, and walks us through each dog, his likes and dislikes, and shared stories describing some amazing things he saw his dogs…
 
McDonald and Beplay talk about their deployments as US Army Rangers, various stories, and lessons learned during the Global War on Terror. Beplay recounts the first time he saw a MPC work on target. McDonald recounts several stories about MWD Benno, who McDonald lost on his 27th birthday on a mission in Afghanistan, and MWD Lakya, who, on her first…
 
Can’t teach an old dog a new trick? Think again! The boys sat down with Sgt. Dick Staal, master-trainer/instructor with the Netherlands’ National Police Agency’s K9-unit (K.L.P.D.). Staal has been training dogs since the 1970’s, and has had his own pin point system since then, including methods for teaching search techniques for evidence/lost objec…
 
From Dachshund lover to DoD trainer to pet dog business, Andrew Ramsey has had quite the journey in the dog world, and he’s not done yet ! Your hosts got an inside look at what it was like to work in the K9 and Puppy programs at Lackland; from breeding the perfect working dog and developing their work drives, to decoying for the fur missiles for ye…
 
Is the woman buried in the basement?! (What about under the septic tank?!) Tune in to find out!! Your hosts sit down with Melissa Morgan, who has had experience working disaster dogs, FEMA dogs, cadaver dogs, and SAR dogs since 1999 (we’re pretty sure that’s longer than some of you have been alive!). Check out the pros and cons of thumbs vs feet, h…
 
The guys sit down with former Law Enforcement Officer of two decades (of which, he spent 10 years as a K-9 handler and trainer ), Justin Rigney, founding member and former President of the Florida Law Enforcement Canine Association, with nearly three decades of professional dog training experience . They discuss the power of food based reward train…
 
Your hosts interview Michael Kmiecik of Sheepdog Guardian Consulting, 24-year law enforcement veteran and K9 handler of 15 years, and they did all this in between HRD scenarios . The trio chats about the Utah decision, best practices, some outs, and the Big Bad Boogie Man; liability . What area of K9 has the most liability?? Hint: it has nothing to…
 
“The dog doesn’t know he’s protecting the President, he’s doing this because he’s protecting ME” Retired Secret Service dog, DHS Award for Valor, USSS Award for Merit, AMC Top Dog Award, PDSA Order of Merit, K9 Hurricane needs no introduction! This episode, we had the honor of interviewing his handler of 4 years and USSS agent for over a decade: Ma…
 
Episode 106: Michael Goosby – the only guy we know who can pull off 21 Jump Street AND blacked out BDUs for the LAPD K-9 unit. Eric and Ted talk to Michael Goosby from LAPD K9. Goosby is a veteran police officer and K9 handler. He brings a unique view on law enforcement coming from one of the largest agencies in the country. They cover handler and …
 
You guys have been asking, and here it is! What are some common mistakes we see handlers make? What are some tips for new handlers? You want stories? Here you go! Your hosts did this episode just for you guys! Tips, trade “secrets”, stories, and more! So stop, sit, and learn a thing or two ⁣ 𝗔𝗡𝗗 𝗢𝗙 𝗖𝗢𝗨𝗥𝗦𝗘, thank you to our amazing partners:⁣ @Kinet…
 
This episode is a Two-for-One; the guys sit down with Michele and Jenna (both of the DOD). ‍♀️Jenna went through the MPC program years ago during her time with Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office (CTTSO), and has been involved with the DOD K9 programs for 15 years. Meanwhile, ‍♀️Michele was realizing the disconnect between handlers and sci…
 
Episode 103: Maria Goodavage Welcome to Working Dog Episode 103, the third episode of our 2020 Ladies of K9 series . The guys sit down with former USA Today journalist, and published author, Maria Goodavage, to discuss a different angle to Working Dogs. Goodavage has published a handful of books, including “Soldier Dogs, the Untold Story of America…
 
Welcome to Working Dog Episode 102, our second episode of our 2020 Ladies of K9 series . The guys sit down with Erin Purgason, of Highland Canine Training . During her career as a sworn law enforcement officer in North Carolina, Erin has worked with the D.E.A., U.S. Customs and Border Protection, A.T.F., North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation…
 
Welcome to Working Dog Episode 101, the start of our 2020 Ladies of K9 series . The guys sit down with Debbie Johnson, of K9’s United . Debbie talks about how the loss of a local K9 pushed her to action. During the process, she learned the unfortunate truth in our industry; K9 units aren’t always supported well. This new knowledge spawned the begin…
 
Here it is folks, the big ONE HUNDRED Can you believe it?! We are celebrating this milestone with an EXTRAVAGANZA ! And who better to kick this celebration off with, than with THE Michael Ellis! This guy is truly a household name, even if you don’t know him, you know OF him. Anyone can train a dog, only a handful of folks can train a dog well, but …
 
Eric and Ted finally nail down Evan from Denmother K9. Evan talks about how he became a go to guy for dogs that end up in bad situations and his knack for being around when dogs get into bad situations. He talks about the transition from working on soldiers to also working on dogs. They cover some common stuff every handler ought to carry in a trau…
 
Your Working Dog Radio hosts sit down with The Godfather of the E-Collar, Larry Krohn, and pick his brain! Krohn began his career as a federal agent in 1996, and has been “fixing the unfixable” dogs for over 20 years. Krohn mentions (several times, what a humble guy!) that he is not the inventor of the ecollar, and that he doesn’t necessarily like …
 
We cannot begin to express how fitting this Memorial Weekend episode is for us. We sat down with THE Jimmy Hatch, former Navy SEAL, extreme badass canine trainer and handler, and founder of Spike’s K9 Fund, and Emily Soccino, Director of Spike’s K9 Fund. (And yes, we fan-girled for a hot minute! ) This man is an undisputed LEGAND, and it was a pure…
 
Eric @vanessk9 & Ted @ted_summers sit down with our guest, Lt. John Nores @johnnores, who has served as a game warden with the California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife. California has become notorious for its environmentally devastating illegal marijuana grow sites; tune in and hear how Nores co-developed the Marijuana Enforcement Team (MET) and Delta…
 
In case you’ve been living under a rock, “No Ordinary Dog” by Will Chesney has officially been released!! The guys sit down and talk with Chesney about everything from his upbringing (and fear of heights! What?!), to his time in BUDS and the Teams, to what we all want to know – what it was like to build a bond with, and handle, the notorious Cairo;…
 
Welcome our next guest: Ivan Balabanov – a household name in working dog homes. (Excuse us while we fangirl! We’ve wanted to interview Balabanov since the very beginning of WDR!) This episode is jam packed full of information!! This man has revolutionized the world of dog sport, dog breeding and genetics, and boasts several National Championships, …
 
Amazing episode with Michael Toussaint! Michael discusses his time in the Navy as a Dog Handler and being selected for the Navy’s Special Missions Unit. We go from his very first dog while stationed in Guam to meeting Remco. He recounts the harrowing night his unit was sent to recover deserter Bowe Bergdahl including his teammate being injured and …
 
We got the distinct honor of sitting with Connie Cleveland Nolan. Connie is a multi-time retriever champion trainer and all around OB guru. The guys cover a ton of topics and get into marker training, some selection and listen to Connie talk about teaching multiple generations of dog trainers. This is an amazing episode!! Thank you Connie!! To cont…
 
Ted and Eric sit down with Marine Handler Mike Dowling and talk about his unassuming start in K9 by training guide dogs for the blind as a child. After enlisting in the Marines and being assigned to a kennel pre 9/11 he talks about his introduction into the MWD Program. After 9/11 he and his dog Rex deploy to the Middle East and Mike tells the stor…
 
The guys sit down with Jake Hutchinson and talk about avalanche dogs. Jake details how he accidentally became a handler and covers his lengthy snow safety career covering several continents. They talk about dog selection for this highly specialized field and common themes between that and patrol dog selection. They also cover the myths around avala…
 
Eric and Ted get to talk with with Jake Scott of Heights Canine. They didn’t have to try very hard since he’s recovering from both knee and hip surgery. The guys talk with Jake about being a world level Mondio Ring Decoy and transitioning over to a police decoy and the skill set and equipment differences. During the conversation they talk about Jak…
 
Eric and Ted catch back up with Mike Suttle from Logan Haus kennels. Mike was on last time waaaaaay back on episode 3 of Working Dog Radio and we discussed BRN 60 Duco II. This time we thought we’d pick his brain about puppies. Logan Haus has one of the most reputable and successful breeding programs in North America. They have well over a 100 work…
 
Eric and Ted dive into some dog psychology with Canine’s on Duty Brian Gagye. The WDR guys frequently talk about how they do things and how they’ve learned it from years of trial and error. Brian helps the guys understand why some of their ‘tricks’ work and what’s actually going on in a working dog’s mind. To see Brian’s work check his site out: ht…
 
Eric and Ted sit together in Memphis at the first HRD of 2020. They sit down at the AirBnB and answer some questions from our Patreon Patron page. They cover drive capping, dogtra ball popper use, decoy work, e collars and more! Thank you to our patrons for their awesome questions. To become a Patron and have access to cool SCHWAG, commercial free …
 
Eric and Ted sit down with Dave Kroyer. Dave has had a long career in working dogs including 14 world championship appearances in Ring Sports and IPO, instructing seminars all over the world and consulting with the 341st training squadron. The guys peel back the myths around Marker Training for police service dogs and cover everything from starting…
 
In this episode sponsored by 1-TDC We sit and talk all things K9 dental with Elite Science Olivier Morin and Canine Oral Specialist James Anthony DVM. The guys discuss what to look for when screening K9 candidates and what are the main causes of dental issues and how to prevent them. We talk about what toys are good and which ones are REALLY bad fo…
 
Eric and Ted start 2020 with Rich Hardin of Double H Canine. Rich was a LE handler and worked the NSW contract on the east coast at the same time Eric was working the west. They discuss the programs and talk SWAT integration and selection. Rich and another former Working Dog Radio Guest, Howard Young of White Beard K9, are teaming up to start their…
 
Episode 82: K9 Down The final episode of 2019. Eric and Ted sit down with Officer Jarrod Koopman from Fishers IN and Frank RItter from the West Coast and discuss the loss of a K9. Jarrod handled K9 Harlej and recounts the night that Harlej was killed in the line of duty and the the aftermath of unexpected death. Eric and Frank tell of similar incid…
 
We sit and talk with Dave Dourson of Kinetic Performance Dog Food and talk all things dog nutrition and how the food you’re feeding affects your working dog. We compare meal to by-product, animal vs plant protein, break down the ingredients on the bag and dispel some common dog food myths…. Eric also spends a slightly too long side track on chicken…
 
Eric and Ted are in Cincinnati at the last HRD event of the year. Ray Murphy talks to the guys about the lessons learned from 170 teams from 20 states, in 10 months that came through our HRD Police K9 training seminar. There were some common themes, highlights and low-lights from this year and they address those issues and offer some solutions. The…
 
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