The foundation for all working dogs whether it is a single-purpose dog that performs detection, a detection dog that tracks, or a patrol only dog obedience is key. Obedience training builds a solid bond between the handler and police dog. Poor performance and the inability of the K-9 officer to work a police K-9 are deeply rooted in poor obedience training. All of our programs teach the K-9 teams on and off leash obedience. Like anything else there are many theories on this subject but we at Cobra Canine believe that if a dog can not be obedient and still have the drive to do the work then maybe it is not the correct dog for the work. We also believe that canines that are overly controlled and corrected to hard may be hindered from their work. Consistency is the key not just being nice and wishing for the best or over correcting trying to fix a problem all a once.
So you have a single-purpose Labrador that works as a narcotic detection dog-should he be any less obedient than a multi-purpose dog that works in many areas? What if that single-purpose K9 team has a violent encounter? Should that canine team not know how to perform in a safe and tactical manner? We at Cobra Canine believe they should. It is our responsibility to the dog, unit, department, and society to perform in such scenarios as long as we are under oath and wearing the badge or uniform.
Bottom line is this here at Cobra Canine all of our K-9 Team will be trained in obedience and have a working knowledge of tactical movement along with being able to perform during gunfire, stressful situations and violent encounters regardless of breed of canine and working purpose. We will help you develop a strong obedience background that will enable you to perform in any and all working environments.