The making of productive K-9 team: a well-bred, well-trained K-9 and a well-trained K-9 handler
It begins with the hand-selection of dogs born and bred in Europe, where the breeding of K9-type working dogs has been going on for decades.
Before shipping them to Southern Coast K9, trained overseas staff hand-select the pedigreed dogs for excellent health and temperament - and to fit Bill Heiser’s specifications: a dog must be sociable, well-rounded and possess an extreme hunt drive.
Once the dogs are with us, we carefully evaluate each dog again, assessing it for independence and ability to focus; for its drive and stamina.
If you want the most out of your dog, it is essential you know how best to handle it. That’s why at Southern Coast K9 we strongly urge potential canine handlers to take our K9 Training Classes and K9 Seminars. Oftentimes, a simple misunderstanding when handling a dog can result in problems and unhappiness for both you and the dog.
These working dogs have so much to give: good handling on your part can bring out the best the dog has to offer.
It is vital to make a good match when you buy a K-9. We work with you in selecting the right dog for you. After all, you’re going to be a team – an affinity between you and your K9 teammate is essential if the best job is to be done.
Once together, the joint training begins to mesh attitudes and capabilities of both you and your dog. The K-9 team is born two weeks after that first meeting.
But it doesn’t stop there. Many of our K-9 teams take advantage of ongoing training. The Annual 4-day Bomb & Drug Detection Seminar, for example—there’s nothing like polishing those detection skills to keep a K-9 team happy with each other, and super productive.