In preparation for the upcoming K9 Social Summit hosted by Full Spectrum Warrior and Xena's Pack, I wanted to highlight my talk from the 2018 K9 Cop Conference, "The Art of the K9 Handler."
One of the huge takeaways that everyone misses when they see incredible dogs at work, be it in a home protection scenario, skydiving, or apprehending bad guys, is that the dogs success is directly impacted by the handler's ability and leadership. Just as a sniper is still a sniper even though he's shooting a different weapon, a good handler is still a handler no matter which dog is in his care.
Now if you want to improve your skills as a handler or even as dog owner, come join us March 16th-20th at Deepwoods USA to learn dog deployments, K9 First Aid, tracking, photography, decoying and more. In addition to a wide array of Instructors to learn from, come hang out and participate in the dog obstacle course or pull up a chair and enjoy the food trucks with a like-minded community of dog owners, handlers, and enthusiasts.
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