How to reward your dog – Part 2

Written By: Jim russell - Aug• 13•13

We are continuing the dog training from our last module, and this is the actual military working dog information i was taught when i was an air force dog handler many years ago. After you finish this (more…)

Someone left a dog out in the rain.

Written By: Jim russell - Aug• 07•13

  Oh Crap! It’s raining out and i have to cancel today’s training session with my dog. Wait a second, i remember Jim Russell teaching something called Extreme Obedience on his Tactical Dog Training site. Listen kids, rain is just another training tool you can use when working with your dog. (more…)

Reward Training M-4

Written By: Jim russell - Aug• 03•13

Reward training is one of two methods used to train dogs to do tasks on command. The dog must learn how to get a vocal reward or a petting reward by performing a task. Learning is a change in behavior due to practice and not associated with fatigue or maturation. Vocal and petting rewards must have (more…)

Dogs Bite

Written By: Jim russell - Jul• 29•13

Dog’s tear, rip, shred, gouge, puncture, and maul the human body. I personally have had a dog chew up and down my arm like a typewriter and it took him all of three seconds to do it. There is no denying the fact that dog’s bite and they are very good at it. This is why we use them in military, law enforcement, and personal protection training. There are not many people who can fight off a dog that is determined to bite them, especially a dog trained to attack humans.

At this point in the tactical training i have decided to give you a little bonus. You see i am aware of all the really good and dedicated trainers that exist out there, and occasionally i like to introduce my students to them. I am going to give you a link to the trainers at AKBAN, and they will teach you the Self Defense Bite Release. The video you are going to see there will teach you how to stop an attacking dog assault on a victim. It could be your dog attacking someone and you cannot get it to respond to you, or it could be a situation you just happen to come upon where a stray dog is attacking a child.
I want you to have this information in your memory in case you ever need it. So hit the following link and go learn the tactic. www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ebR37K8hDg

Principles Of Dog Training M-3

Written By: Jim russell - Jul• 25•13

Now we get into the real secrets of creating your own military working dog.  The basic outline of the military obedience training course is similar to what most professional dog trainers use. You will find subtle differences in techniques and discipline, and as an added bonus that you would not get under normal training circumstances, you get (more…)

Military working dogs in China

Written By: Jim russell - Jul• 21•13

China train MWDChina’s military knows the secret of creating a great fighting force, and activating roughly 10,000 highly trained working dogs is the way to do it. The world at large is quickly becoming aware of the role a dog can play in the arena known as modern warfare. (more…)

Authorized Equipment M-2

Written By: Jim russell - Jul• 20•13

The following items are used by each MWD handler and are issued on entering initial patrol dog training. These are the tools of the military working dog handler. (more…)

Great Tactical Dogs Video

Written By: Jim russell - Jul• 19•13

Animal Planet had a great broadcast on television about working with highly trained canines in military and police work. Watch this and you will be highly motivated to train your own dog. Go to this animal planet page to see tactical training at work.  http://animal.discovery.com/tv-shows/glory-hounds

Dog in a hot car.

Written By: Jim russell - Jul• 19•13

Just heard this one on the local news. A man left his dog in his vehicle during a heatwave while he went into a store to shop for groceries. A woman who noticed the dog sitting in the car for a long period decided to (more…)

Concept of the Program M-1

Written By: Jim russell - Jul• 16•13

Like other highly specialized pieces of equipment, MWD’s supplement and enhance the capabilities of security police personnel. When integrated into existing security forces, MWD  teams enable those forces to perform their mission more effectively and, in many cases, with significant savings in manpower, time, and money. Also, MWD teams provide (more…)