My bad I must have miss read that part. But like I said 99% of police departments train with the BARK and HOLD method. aparently this Department is part of the 1% that doesn't. This method was embraced back in the late 80's by some departments. But as time went on and departments were getting sued over issues like this one. The departments wised up and realized that the Bark and hold method is a more safer approach not only for the suspect but for the animal it's self. Growing up My father was Trained in Dog behavior, and proper training techniques. URL=http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/enforcement/canines/canine_program/]The
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Here's a Site about the Denver Police K-9 Unit. Since my access to the net in limited I can't tell you what exactly is on it but Considering in the discription it mentions one of my Father officer's Technichian D. Church from when my father was the Sgt of the unit I am sure that he is lister there somewhere since my Father turned that Unit around. He worked for them between the years of 1988-1991 I believe. Anyway Here's the link.DPD K-9 Unit
The sad thing is that I have been sitting here for an hour trying to find links to some information from the School in Germany that started all this type of training to be done here in the U.S. But I can't remember how to spell much less say the school's name. I just know that after my father spent 6 months in Berlin and another 6 months in Alabama. I started learning all that I know now. And that is when my father started doing his seminairs all over the nation and is even mentioned in a few resource books. I spent my summers and my weekends and my days home sick from school training and learning all about these concepts and even applied them to my little dog I had at the time. She was the only Attack trained West highland white terrier in the world I bet! lol She was trained in the hold and bark, and was also trained to detect bombs.(I know strange to think that just a little kid had access to TNT, C-4, Dynamite, and other materials to do this kinda of thing just for fun) But it was something that was always on hand to keep the training fresh for the Police dogs. ANYWAY!!!!!!!!! Now that I left a horriablely long message!!!! it's time for me to go.