T.A.C. Training Revealed!

Written By: Jim russell - Sep• 24•15

Tactical Advantage Canine training continues right here.

Back in Dec 2013, i eluded to T.A.C training and the possibility of giving you some of that advanced dog training for free right here on this site.

Well it is time i delivered, and you are about to embark on dog training techniques so unpublished that you might think your a military insider.

Let’s look at some things you can do with your dog that will give you the tactical advantage.

Are you ready to live the Tactical Dog lifestyle and supercharge your dog training to the next level? I hope everyone said yes!

Now remember that we are not building a Military Dog and not a Police Dog.

 Our goal is to take your personal dog and make him a bit more valuable to you and your family.

You can personally take the dog as high as you wish, even as trained as a police dog, but for now lets work on some TACTICAL TYPE TRAINING.

The following are very easy ways you can train in a tactical mindset and bring your dog team up to a higher level.

1) TRAIN IN THE RAIN – This is fun and gives you a taste of Hostile Environment Training. This will show you how much control you really have over your dog. If you cannot get your dog to listen to you and sit in a total downpour, then you do not have total control of the animal. Start training in the rain and teach the dog that it may be required to work for you under less than desirable conditions. The powerful military dog teams across the globe work in climates that are not dog friendly, and still must get the job done. I personally have worked 10 hours in the downpours of the rainy season when in the far east. Get this training in your dog and you begin crafting a world class worker.

2) NIGHT TRAINING – Work in a large field, wooded area, rocky canyon, or a desert in complete darkness. You are to only focus on your dog to guide you through the area. Your going to learn to trust the dogs senses and read the dog to see how it alerts and responds to various stimuli. This will be like a college course in dog behavior. Do not look ahead or around as you go, only look at the dog. Trust your dog and trust your training is the k9 motto when going into hostile work zones. Use the dog as a night vision device and let the it lead you in the dark. Get a feel of the leash tugging and going slack to tell you what the dog is doing, moving, stopping, changing direction. You will not need to see the dog to know what he is doing when you work in night training.

3) SNIPER MODE – This was my favorite tactic when i worked guarding landing strips at night in the far east. Position yourself in a big open area and put your dog directly in front of you so your looking at the back of his head. Now you only have to position yourself so you are looking just over the dogs head right between its ears. You are using the dogs ears like the sight on a rifle. Anywhere the dog looks you can zero in on exactly the area it is looking at. By also reading the dogs body language you will know if it is alerting on a person, animal, or nothing at all. Time spent on this technique will allow you to become more in tune with your dogs alerts. This training goes hand in hand with night training.

4) SCRAMBLE TRAINING – This is the simplest of all the things i am giving you today. It will enable you to have your dog stay aware of where you are at any given moment. This awareness will get you quicker responses from your dog. All you need to do is just take off running without warning or reason. One second all is calm and then you burst into a full on run then stop cold in your tracks seconds later. This gets the animal to focus on you more and feel your leash movements as it does not want to be caught off guard should you decide to run. You can call the dogs name just as you start to move if you fear you will be dragging the pooch, but what dog does not like a good run? Vary the length of each run so the dog does not get bored with constant short running sessions. Focus of the dog on its handler is the key to an effective training session. This is a fun little technique to get you  increased attention from your dog.

5) QUICK RESPONSE – Let your dog off leash and let him wander around and lose interest in you. When he is sniffing the ground or otherwise occupied, you are to sneak around a corner out of its sight. Now wait for thirty seconds or so to see if the dog notices your gone and comes looking for you. If it does not come then call the dogs name once loudly, and if dog still has not come you should begin calling its name in desperation and hope he comes to your rescue. We are testing to see if the dog will let you out of its sight and how long it takes to come find you. We are looking for a dog that knows your location at all times.  Have a great treat or reward available for when the dog finds you and he will be motivated to find you much more quickly. I would like the reward to be lots of physical and verbal praise instead of a food reward, you use what you think will work best to motivate your own dog.

These are five training ideas you can put into effect right now. We learn to use a dogs strengths and downplay its weakness. We only use what is useful to our goal.

This is fun and interesting training for the handler as well as the dog. The training presented here is a streamlined version of the official T.A.C. system. It is presented here in this form for civilian use and enjoyment.

Let us now do a quick lesson on dog choice:

Many people ask why the German Shepherd is used most often as the dog of choice in Military and Police work over other dogs?

The answer is that although different breeds of dog excel in some areas ( aggression, scent tracking, loyalty, detection, agility), it is the German Shepherd that is most balanced in all these areas. The dog also has an imposing size and loud bark. It became the perfect choice for Police type work.

There are many breeds that have guard dog capabilities like:

The Bullmastiff

The Doberman Pinscher



Giant Schnauzer

Rhodesian Ridgeback

Staffordshire Terrier

And a whole list of Shepherd and whatever mix.

You can use any dog in some form or another, you just have to build on its strengths, like its bark, size, reputation, or its willingness to bite an attacker.

Dogs have been silent soldiers working to keep the peace for decades. Shepherds, Dobermans, Labrador, Pointer and Spaniel have all been trained by the best in worldwide security. These dogs are performing arms and explosive duties by locating these devices in buildings, roadways and vehicles.

These dogs are performing such duties as fighting against the war on terror with customs departments, protecting VIP’s, and protecting military personnel and property.

I combine this T.A.C training with my modified Military Working Dog Training to create my current Tactical Dog Training System. This is my system and only those who attend my private classes get to see this stuff in person. This could be my most powerful post to date as you could spend months working on the training just presented in this article.

You will be seeing some books, special insider reports and military training revealed posts as i am making all my training experience available to all who seek the path of a  greater more valuable dog training experience.

Once you have this information, you will be a very powerful dog trainer.

This information brought to you by Tactical Dog Training Systems and the Military Working Dog Trainers around the globe.







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