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Working Dog Bite Work Basics – First Time Decoy

There is a lot that goes into being a working dog decoy and especially as a beginner. A new decoy may go through a wide range of different emotions including anxiety, excitement, and fear. All of these are normal emotions that a decoy has to work...

Working Dog Decoying Basics – Timing and Presentation

When training a working dog in bite work the decoy has one of the most important roles. How the decoy acts or reacts to the dog in each step of the process will determine what type of reaction and engagement the dog gives. The initial agitation and response to the dog will help initiate the […]

Working Dog Bite Work – Introducing Defense and Building Prey Drive

When training a working dog in bite work, how the dog develops and grows falls not only on the handler but also on the decoy.  It is the responsibility of the decoy to be able to read the dog’s behavior and know what they need to grow and progress to the next phases of training. […]

Basic Obedience for Working Dogs – Teach Your Dog to Down

In the last session of our basic obedience series we are teaching the “down” command using several different techniques.  If your dogs still needs to learn to heel or sit, please see our previous basic obedience videos.  Also, as with any other dog training these are only a few of the ways to achieve the […]

Basic Obedience for Working Dogs – Adding Sit to Your Heel

Basic obedience is the foundation for all other dog training. In this session we are adding the sit command to the basic heel that the dog already knows.  The dog knows that when we step off with our left foot that he is supposed to follow in the...

Basic Obedience for Working Dogs – Teach Your Dog to Heel

All dog training is built on the basics and perfecting the basics.  Advanced, off leash obedience is simply perfecting basic obedience. We start every training session by making sure that the dog has the correct equipment and that it is fitted properly.  When we teach something new the dog may try to back out of […]

Basic Obedience for Working Dogs – Building a Solid Base to Grow On

Especially with working dogs, we begin shaping what our dogs will become from the very beginning of training.  With successive approximation we can shape each small step that we teach the dog, building on each step as we go. With basic obedience we are laying the foundation for our dogs to grow on with anything else […]

K9 Detection and Scent Work – Building Clarity and Engagement in the Dog

With any type of dog training it is important for the dog to be clear on what you are wanting them to do.  For this specific session we have a dog that is training in detection, sometimes called scent work, and needs a little clarity in exactly what his job is.  With any dog or […]

Fine Tuning Bite Work – Using an E-Collar to Gain Distance on Verbal Commands with your Dog

At CCU we never use an e-collar to teach a dog new behaviors.  We use e-collars or remote trainers to fine tune dogs that already know the trained behaviors that we want.  In this scenario we are using an e-collar to achieve distance on a dog that already knows exactly what to do. The dog […]

K9 Tracking – Drawing your Dog into Odor and Reading Your Dog

When teaching your working dog to track, first you have to teach them the odor that they are looking for.  After they learn the odor with puppy tracks, we use concentrated tracks to draw the dog’s head down into the odor they’re looking for.  We start easy for both the dog and the handler then […]

Bite Work Basics – Learn to be a Working Dog Decoy with a Hidden Sleeve

When learning to decoy for bite work with a working dog it is very important to learn to use the equipment correctly.  Getting the right fit, positioning and presentation can make all the difference and ensure the safety of both the dog and the decoy. There are many different kinds of hidden sleeves.  When fitting […]
Working Dog Bite Work Basics – First Time Decoy

Working Dog Bite Work Basics – First Time Decoy

There is a lot that goes into being a working dog decoy and especially as a beginner. A new decoy may go through a wide range of different emotions including anxiety, excitement, and fear. All of these are normal emotions that a decoy has to work...

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Working Dog Decoying Basics – Timing and Presentation

Working Dog Decoying Basics – Timing and Presentation

When training a working dog in bite work the decoy has one of the most important roles. How the decoy acts or reacts to the dog in each step of the process will determine what type of reaction and engagement the dog gives. The initial agitation and...

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Comprehensive K9 Supervisor Training

Comprehensive K9 Supervisor Training

The Police K9 Supervisor Training Curriculum, is our most comprehensive Police K9 Supervisor Training and focuses on activities that police K9s and their partners are required to perform, liability, and management. Our training facilities offer working K9s, trainers,...

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Professional Dog Training Service

Professional Dog Training Service

Have you given any thought to working with your dog in conjunction with a qualified dog trainer? Whether it is a brand-new puppy or an old friend, sometimes we could use a little additional assistance controlling their behavior. Here are the top reasons to consider...

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Adam Crenshaw and the Police Decoy Course

Adam Crenshaw and the Police Decoy Course

“A bad Decoy can screw up a good dog. I’ve seen guys who go out there and just go through the motions; they’re not working the dog; they’re just getting bit. They do the same thing over and over and take a bite. They don’t know how to give when the dog...

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CUSTOM CANINE UNLIMITED WELCOMES NEW K9 TRAINER

CUSTOM CANINE UNLIMITED WELCOMES NEW K9 TRAINER

Custom Canine Unlimited is pleased to announce and welcome their newest K9 Trainer, Dariel Pierson.  Gainesville, Georgia, May 17, 2021. Custom Canine Unlimited brings on a new K9 Trainer to the CCU family, Dariel Pierson.  Pierson is no stranger...

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“A Hero’s 5k” – The Ending

“A Hero’s 5k” – The Ending

Last month, in March 2021, Custom Canine Unlimited was a part of an amazing Veteran organization called “A Hero’s 5k”. CCU was grateful for the opportunity to give back to the Veteran community that they hold in such high regard. To read more about the background...

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‘Cornhole for K9s’ with the Wildwood K9 Unit

‘Cornhole for K9s’ with the Wildwood K9 Unit

Custom Canine Unlimited had the great pleasure of meeting New Jersey’s Wildwood Police Department’s K9 Unit , Joe and Chris. Joe and Chris took some time out of their busy day to give us some more information...

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