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What if?


The selection of suitable working dogs, the criteria to find competent instructors, and the standards of training approach are quite important elements in dog training but are not the only ones that affect the performance of the detection dogs.

What if a breeder knew what an instructor is looking for?


Some breeders invest almost all their time to train dogs only searching for a toy in a way that raises the stress of a dog and not only the search drive. One of the reasons why this is happening is because when the dog finds the toy, they inappropriately handle the dog by pulling the toy out by force or using equipment that causes pain for the dog to release it.

Therefore, when selecting this kind of dog, we invest more time to build proper cooperation with the dog. Moreover, the work of an instructor becomes more difficult and time-consuming when it comes to training the dog in passive indication as the dog has developed an “aggressive tunnel vision” for the toy and at the same time negative expectations towards humans.

What if a manager knew what an instructor should achieve in training?


Should we set the standards in advance and find the suitable working dogs, handlers, instructors, and seek for training approach to reach these standards, or firstly to select the dogs, handlers, instructors and set the standards that can reach according to their training approach and performance?

That is the challenging part for the managers when setting the goals of K-9 teams in detection.

The canine team’s performance is not affected only by the quality of the practical training but also by the procedures that are followed before, during training, and in operations.

For this reason, we need to develop a management system to connect instructors and K-9 teams with the management. It may not be applied to every job function, but it will make everything work more smoothly and will reduce the errors and variations of canine teams in training and operations. A quality management system will help each staff have a clear picture of how things flow through and take the guesswork out of their daily job duties. This will also help them improve and hone their job skills and performance. Moreover, this will also help management when it comes to evaluating staff and their performance.

What if a knowledgeable staff will yield higher performance?

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2 thoughts on “What if?”

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