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AUSA 19 – Speedbox Introduces Kennels and Coolers

Thursday, October 17th, 2019

Speedbox has introduced kennels and coolers to complement their line of modular container systems for palletized cargo.

It is offered in four sizes and features climbing rope handles for durability. Additionally, it is sized for backseat carry, which is safer for the K9 than in a bed or rear of an SUV. The door is removable and can be opened to the left or right, as well as configured as a sunshade or ramp.

The K9 is kept off of the floor of the kennel thanks to this mesh bed. There is also a PALS compatible cover to store accessories.

Additionally, Speedbox has introduced coolers.

Working with Orion Coolers, they’ve got three sizes that will make your deployments much better.

www.speedbox.us

G-Code Limited Edition K9 Collars and Leashes Available Now

Thursday, August 29th, 2019

G-Code’s K9 Handler Kit includes the following items:

-1 K9 Collar made of 1″ nylon tubular webbing.

-1 18″ K9 Training Lead

-1 5ft K9 Leash

www.tacticalholsters.com

“Dewey The Puppy” Book Raises Money For SpikeS K9 Fund

Sunday, August 25th, 2019

Several Hampton Roads groups have come together to raise funds for Spikes K9 Fund.

Navy SEAL Jimmy Hatch created the Spikes K9 fund to care for K9s. This 501c3 Tax-Exempt Organization focuses on the training, care and preservation of working dogs. They have donated ballistic vests for dogs to various police departments, provided veterinary care to some and additional training to others.

Jimmy Hatch wrote the “Dewey The Puppy” Book in collaboration with Joe Nobody, Tattoo artist to Naval Special Warfare, and principal of Tribe Sk8tz. Proceeds will go to Spike K9 Fund.

The story follows puppy Dewey as he learns about the life of Argo, a working dog.

Joe Nobody’s Artistic Development Group, can be found on Instagram.

To get your copy, visit spikes-k9-fund.myshopify.com/collections/front-page-new-products/products/dewey-the-puppy-book.

 

Meet Callie – DoD’s Only Search and Rescue K9

Monday, August 19th, 2019


(Air National Guard photo by SSgt Darby Arnold, 134th ARW Public Affairs)

Meet Callie, a 26-month-old Dutch shepherd, is one of the newest additions to the 123rd Special Tactics Squadron in Louisville, Ky. She is the Kentucky Air Guard’s first member of the 123rd Search and Rescue K-9 program, making her the only search and rescue dog in the entire Department of Defense.

Callie’s handler, TSgt Rudy Parsons, is a Pararescueman with the 123rd STS, Kentucky Air National Guard.

9th Annual K-9 Cop Conference & Vendor Show

Friday, June 28th, 2019

The conference will be held at the Nashville Airport Marriott in Nashville, TN, Sept. 10, 11, 12 – 2019

K-9 Cop Magazine is hosting their 9th Annual International K-9 Cop Conference for Police & Military Working Dog Handlers in September. The K-9 Cop Conference brings together world-class K-9 instructors, top-notch vendors, and over 800 attendees from all over the world over a three-day period. The conference features more than 40 courses, including seminars and interactive K-9 demonstrations. Topics include tracking, scent training, bitework, K-9 nutrition, narcotics and explosives detection, and integrated search strategies.

Courses include:
• Training the Remote Detection K-9 with Pat Nolan of Tactical Directional Canine Systems
• Obedience to Odor with Ken Licklider of Vohne Liche Kennels
• Person-Borne Explosives Detection K-9s with Tracy Campbell of K2 Solutions, Inc.
• Creating Clarity and Intensity in Bitework with George Daniolos of K-9 Defense
• KATTS – K–9 Tactical Tracking with Terry Anderson of National Police Canine Association
• The Effective K-9 Unit Handler with Don Slavik of United States Police Canine Association
• And many more!
• For a comprehensive look at the schedule, visit the K-9 Cop Conference Full Line-Up.

The vendor hall will house 45 top-notch vendors over a two-day period featuring the latest in K-9 technology and equipment, including apparel, communications and nutrition. See a list of 2019 Exhibitors here.

K-9 Cop Conference attendees can book their stay at their host hotel where the conference will be held at the Nashville Airport Marriott. Hotel Link

For more information on K-9 Cop Magazine, visit www.k9copmagazine.com or call (270) 534-0500. Register today and receive 16 hours of continuing law enforcement K-9 education.

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2nd Annual Special Operations Forces K9 Conference Follow Up

Monday, June 24th, 2019

SOF Project’s Krzysztof Puwalski was one of the organizers of the second international conference Special Operations Forces K9 Conference (SOFK9C), which took place from 17 to 21 June near Warsaw.

The theme of this year’s event was: “How can we help you and your dog in achieving and maintaining full operational readiness”.

The conference was attended by SOF operators, dog handlers, trainers, canine specialists and scientists from  USA, Canada, Belgium, the Netherlands, Norway, Italy, Austria, Germany, Sweden and Poland. This time the main focus was on the operational preparation of both the guide and the combat dog.

The conference was full of interesting lectures, behind-the-scenes conversations and establishing relationships, but above all, practical exercises conducted by leading SOF instructors. The special guest of the conference was James Hatch, a longtime operator and team leader of the K9 Navy SEALs, who had to leave the active service as a result of injuries sustained in a combat operation. James told the participants of the conference about his combat experiences and about the extraordinary bond between the guide and the dog. He also touched on the extremely important issue of coping in everyday life after leaving the service.

The conference was co-organized with the following companies: Silent Technical (Poland) and Norse K9 (Norway).

Special thanks to the event sponsor – Direct Action, producer of high quality tactical equipment.

The next conference is planned for 2021.

OR Summer Market 19 – Dog-Bed with Canopy from Disc-O-Bed

Friday, June 21st, 2019

We’ve mentioned the Disc-O-Bed 2XL Outfitter Bed in the past, a stackable camp bed for humans, but now they’ve introduced a version for K9s.

The Dog-Bed comes complete with canopy and will accommodate up to 200 lbs, putting your furry best friend 10″ off the ground on a sleeping area that is 44″ x 21″.

www.discobed.com

One and a Half Tons of Love and Support Delivered for U.S. Veterans and Service Dogs

Monday, June 17th, 2019

3,210 pounds of Chicken Soup for the Soul Pet Food Arrives to Support Pairing of Veterans with Service Dogs in American Humane’s Pups4Patriots™ Program

STILLWATER, OKLA., June 13, 2019 – Chicken Soup for the Soul Pet Food has delivered one and a half tons of love and support (3,210 pounds to be exact) in the form of nutritious free pet food to support two of the nation’s most vulnerable populations: America’s vets and America’s pets.

American Humane’s Pups4Patriots™ program in Stillwater rescues qualified animals in need of forever homes and trains them as service dogs for veterans coping with post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury. While American Humane, which has supported military veterans and animals for more than 100 years, completely covers the cost of the dogs and their expensive training, which can run upwards of $30,000, the cost of food for these large, active service animals can be significant. Today’s donation will help feed the current class of service dogs being paired with veterans for six to eight months.

“By providing this welcome donation, Chicken Soup for the Soul Pet Food is helping both our brave veterans and animals who otherwise might never have found homes,” says American Humane veterinarian Lesa Staubus, DVM. “We and those who will be benefited by this extraordinary generosity are very grateful for their support.”

The delivery is part of a national effort by American Humane and Chicken Soup for the Soul Pet Food to distribute more than a million meals of premium, all-natural Chicken Soup for the Soul Pet Food to U.S. shelters each year. Last year, Chicken Soup for the Soul Pet Food also supported Oklahoma City by delivering 13,000 pounds of pet food to the Pet Food Pantry in Oklahoma City.          

“This campaign provides help where it is needed most,” said Robin Ganzert, PhD, president and CEO of American Humane, which was also recently involved in the rescue of animals in the devastating Oklahoma floods. “On behalf of all our brave veterans and the life-changing, life-saving animals who work with them, a big thank-you to our friends at Chicken Soup for the Soul.”

Chicken Soup for the Soul Pet Food’s CEO Chris Mitchell said, “We are honored to play a part in helping our brave veterans and their valiant service animals and thank American Humane for advancing this vitally important work.”