Cameron has been in K9 for 27 years. He first worked as a Military Working Dog Handler in the United States Air Force (Stationed in Germany). During his time in Germany he was a graduate of the German Police Dog Handler School as well as attended training with the Dutch Dog School in Nunspeet.
Cameron was later a Police Officer in FL where he worked as a K9 trainer as well as a SWAT team member. Then in TX as a K9 Unit trainer and handler and SWAT K9 handler.
From 2010-2014 Cameron worked as Government Contractor K9 Program Manager overseeing training for large K9 contracts in the Middle East.
2014-2018 he worked as the Senior K9 Instructor for Navy SEAL teams 1,3,5 and 7).
He is a member of the Duke University Canine Cognition Research Team and Researcher at Texas Tech University Canine Olfaction Laboratory.
2019-2020 Cameron was the training director for Silver State K9 LLC.
Currently he is the owner of Ford K9 LLC and also host on the "K9s Talking Scents" Podcast and Webinars.
American Association of Forensic Science (AAFS) Board Member for the Dogs and Sensor Committee, currently establishing a national K9 standard. K9 Evaluator and Certifying official for California POST, California Narcotics Canine Association (CNCA) and National Police Canine Association (NPCA) for Detection and Patrol K9s.
WORKING FUNDAMENTALS AND PUSHING THE LIMITS
K9 Teams always need to work on the fundamentals but we also need to push the dogs and ourselves to the limits to see what needs improvement. During this course we will discuss methods of foundational learning and odor associations as well as how the K9 needs to communicate to us it located odor in a variety of circumstances and conditions from basic to complex. Training our dogs should never be rushed nor can we afford to cut corners. This class is designed to build a stronger and more reliable K9 team.
-Appropriate clothing for working and weather
-Note taking material