The Best Police Dog Equipment at the Best Prices
From badge holders to bite suits and everything in between, choose from a wide selection of professional police dog training equipment.
A police dog is trained specifically to assist police and other law-enforcement personnel in their work. Police dogs are often referred to as "K-9s". The most commonly used breeds are the German Shepherd, and the Belgian Malinois. In many jurisdictions the intentional injuring or killing of a police dog is a felony and a growing number of law-enforcement organizations outfit dogs with bullet proof vests, police badges and ID collars. Furthermore, a police dog killed in the line of duty is often given a full police funeral.
Basic Police Dog Equipment List
Police Dog Training Equipment
All police dogs must first become experts at basic obedience training. They must obey the commands of their handler without hesitation. This is what keeps the inherent aggression of the dog in check, and allows the officer to control how much force the dog is using against a suspect. A police dog must also make it through obdedience and agility training, protecton training and scent detecton training. Basic obedience training supplies include a leather collar, a choke collar or fursaver, a prong or pinch collar, an electric collar, agitation muzzle, patrol harness or duty harness, traffic lead, obedience leash and a tracking line. For protection training, the decoys wear bite suits, bite sleeves, hidden sleeves and leg sleeves, muzzle vests, bite suit helmets and use protection sticks. Since many dogs are trained to be dual purpose, a basic training class will also include scent detection training for narcotics and explosives. Scent dectection training aids are used to stash the scent and the dog is rewarded with a tug or ball when locates and alerts the handler. In additon to their specialized training, each dog must also be acclimated to daily life, because a dog that's nervous around people won't make a good police dog. There are many sources for additional information on police dog training including numerous books and videos.
Police Dog History
European police forces were using bloodhounds as early as the 18th century. It wasn't until World War I that countries like Belgium and Germany formalized the training process and started using dogs for specific tasks, such as guard duty. The practice continued through World War II. Soldiers returning home brought news of the well-trained dogs being used by both sides of the conflict. Soon, K-9 programs were begun in London and other cities across Europe. The use of police dogs didn't gain a foothold in the United States until the 1970s. Today, police forces in most major cities use police dogs to track criminals, sniff out illegal materials, search buildings, and do other jobs human police officers can't do as well as a dog can. Few dogs are asked to give as much of themselves as police dogs.
Why Use Police Dogs?
A dog's sense of smell is almost 50 times more sensitive than a human's. A dog can sniff out criminals, drugs, weapons, and bombs in situations where a human officer would have to search every inch, a dangerous task. While a police dog is on a drug sweep, he can cover a lot of area very quickly. It would take human officers 10 times as long to search the same area, and they'd still never find everything a dog can sniff out.
Police Dog Associations
- The United States Police Canine Association
Provides information on the national police dog association.
- North American Police Work Dog Association N.A.P.W.D.A.
This is an organization dedicated to helping out police units that utilize working dogs.
Police Dog Harness, Police Dog Leash, Police Dog Muzzle, Bite Sleeve, Tugs, Scent Detection, Crates and More
You ask your dog to put it all on the line, so you want to give him the best gear out there to support and protect him at his job. You want equipment that holds up under tough conditions, just like your working dog. All K-9 carries the highest quality police K9 equipment at the best prices. Designed and tested by real dog trainers and handlers who know what you need your equipment to do. Rugged, reliable dog training equipment you can trust from Schweikert, Redline K-9, Dogtra and Herm Sprenger. From bite sleeves, bite suits, Amish handcrafted leather leashes and leather collars, protection harnesses, patrol harnesses, tactical insertion harnesses, muzzles to a wide variety of bite tugs for grip building and reward toys. We have the best stuff made, the best prices and we get it to you fast!
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