Bradley Gillespie has been handling and training Police and Military Working Dogs for over 20 years. He has 100s of operational K9 tracking apprehensions and is currently a trainer for the second largest K9 program in Canada where he specialized in tactical integration of K9 teams and explosive detection.
Brad's combined Military and Police experience afford him a perspective that facilitates the development and employment of area of operation, principle based tactics.
Brad currently handles a single purpose Explosive Detection Dog as well as a General Service Dog. Brad is a director for the Canadian Police Canine Association and also supports training through Full Spectrum K9 International (a non-profit organization) where he emphasizes training development of the dog, the handler and the team.
TRACKING FORMATIONS AND ACTIONS ON CONTACT (PRINCIPLES AND OPERATIONAL CONSIDERATIONS)
Day One: Day one will involve review and application of basic tracking considerations. This day will focus on dog training. Introduction to tracking all the way through advanced tracking principles may be discussed / practiced based on participants levels of experience. Tracking in muzzle will also be covered.
Day Two: Day two will then overlay tracking formations and action on contact drills. Considerations to include area of operations, legalities, stress congruence, operational realities and training methodology to support constraints within LEA training. These considerations will establish the operational applications conducted through the practical work. Force on Force and K9 Reality based Training will be employed to help develop concept that will apply across the full spectrum of open air operations.
Observers are welcome and may be employed within the training as cover officers.
-Full operational duty equipment
-Note taking material