Dog Training With Ozdogtrainer
Hi and welcome to my dog training blog. This has been a few years in the making. I was a Police Dog Handler with the Queensland Police Service, in Australia for 14 years and I was actually a police officer for 18 years.
I left the service to find some sanity in my life, catch up on 18 years of sleep, nights at home and weekends with my family.
Police Dog Buck
During my 14 years as a Police Dog Handler, I handled 4 police dogs. My first Police Dog Handler was a Rottweiler called Buck. Unfortunately, poor old Buck was a little lazy. It didn’t help that we had to work in a place called Townsville, in North Queensland which can get very very hot. He lasted 2 years at which time a decision was made to retire him. I kept Buck as a pet and my wife had a very well trained house dog to protect her at night.
Police Dog Zac
I then had a German Shepherd called Zac. A pretty little thing, but unfortunately, Zac lacked…..courage. In case you’re wondering, all of our dogs back then were donated, so members of the public gave their problem dogs to the Police to become Police Dogs. Zac didn’t last too long. I had a few nights which required him to be brave, but alas, a machete wielding maniac charging me whilst the dog ran past all the media, other police and onlookers back to the sanctity of my police van was the straw that broke the camel’s back. He was retired and a police officer took him as a pet
Police Dog Geordie
Then came Geordie. Geordie was a German Shepherd/Rottweiler cross, but looked more like a German Shepherd. I had Geordie for 8 years. During that time, Geordie located over 300 offenders for a variety of offences. There will be many stories about Geordie and I in the future on this blog. He was a General Purpose dog. By that I mean, he was trained in tracking, man work (biting), drug detection, property searching and cadaver detection (location of human remains).
Police Dog Dutch
Geordie then was diagnosed with a tumor and had to retire where I kept him as a pet until he passed away. Once he retired, I had a little pup I had bought and one I was grooming to replace Geordie then took up the role. Dutch was a a little young when he started at just 14 months of age. I handled him for another 18 months when I decided to call it quits. Dutch was retrained with another dog handler and went on to become one of the best Police Dogs in Queensland.
Dog Training For You
Now I help dog owners with their own dog training and help them with their behaviour problems. This site will have information on dog training, overcoming dog problems
I will also have reviews of dog training products as well to determine if they can assist the dog owner.
I will also have information about police dogs and some stories about the times I was a police dog handler.
This site is in the format of a ‘weblog’ so that each time I post new information, it will come to the top of the front page. This means that you can check back here frequently to see new updates to the information found here.
You can navigate through the site by using the menus on the sides of the page. Also don’t hesitate to follow the links you see in bold throughout each post to learn more about the product being spoken about.
I have also released a complimentary report called, The 3 Hidden Dog Training Secrets….click on the link below to get it.
All the best,