All Things K-9

Course Topics

  • How Police K-9’s learn, their instincts and their body language
  • How dogs smell and how odor works
  • The best way to use K-9’s for Narcotics Sniffs
  • Patrol Deployments for high-risk vehicles stops, building searches, manhunting tactics
  • How all cops can become better at utilizing, understanding, and supporting K-9 teams
Josh Brainard

Josh Brainard

Instructor

Street Cop Instructor Josh Brainard has been around K-9’s since he was a kid. Having family as police and military K-9 trainers started Josh down his path.

In 2011, Josh began working at one of the largest police and military kennels in the world, where he held a supervisor position- training, handling, and decoying dogs. Josh oversaw several training program and imprinted working dogs in narcotics detection and tracking. Josh also contracted as an Explosives Detection Handler at major events like Cincinnati Bengals NFL games.

As a police officer, Josh, is a K-9 handler and is currently teamed with a dual-purpose K-9. For the last 6 years, Josh has been assigned to his department’s Criminal Interdiction Unit as a K-9 Handler, as well as their High Risk Tracking Team. Josh and his partner have tracked and apprehended several dangerous individuals and are responsible for many significant seizures of drugs, firearms, and hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash.

Josh has thousands of hours of K-9 training and is a graduate of several renowned K-9 Tactical Tracking schools as well as Advanced Scent Detection and K-9 imprinting courses. Josh also has a resume stocked full of Criminal Interdiction training.

Josh and his partner were medalists in the 2021 American Work Dogs K-9 Olympics and Josh was named Top Cop at his agency in 2017. Instructor Josh Brainard has trained hundreds of working dogs and is currently the lead K-9 trainer at his police agency.

Josh Brainard comes to Street Cop with significant knowledge on police working dogs and how they can enhance our missions!

Course Topics:

 

  • How Police K-9’s learn, their instincts and their body language
  • How dogs smell and how odor works
  • The best way to use K-9’s for Narcotics Sniffs
  • Patrol Deployments for high-risk vehicles stops, building searches, manhunting tactics
  • How all cops can become better at utilizing, understanding, and supporting K-9 teams

 

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