detection & tactics

we train tactics
not just dogs

Training Since 1993

About Us

D-Tac K9 is a training organization which specializes in patrol and detection K-9 training in Northern California. Our mission statement includes using the most humane and effective training methods available. We pride ourselves on using a training philosophy which ce​nters around positive reinforcement and developing a strong relationship between the handler and their canine.

The founders of D-Tac K9, Gregg and Candace Tawney have over twenty five years of experience training police dogs. The trainers are all active members of law enforcement, so clients are getting the most current and up to date training methods, case law, and tactics. We are strong believers in scenario based training and testing both handlers and dogs under stressful conditions in order to prepare them for situations they will face on the street.

In addition, D-Tac K9 prides itself on providing a ratio of one trainer to five handlers within its training groups insuring personal attention to each K-9 handler. All of our trainers have been hand selected. Each trainer has been a prior handler and all of them share the same motivational training philosophy.

Gregg’s interview on Discovery Channel

(Interview begins at the 44 second mark)

the elite

Our Trainers

D-TAC K9 TEAM

training courses

ROSEVILLE/FOLSOM AREA

BASIC HANDLER CLASS (#20-K91)

Febuary 25 – April 3, 2020
Tuesday – Friday (800 – 1800)

Cost: $6,500
This class is six weeks (240 hours) and is designed for a new handler, police canine or both.

The course will prepare the handler/dog team for the POST K-9 Evaluation. In addition the handler will be instructed in animal behavior, case law, policy, police K-9 tactics, tracking, and scenario based training. During the course the canine will be imprinted in odor for detection and we will begin to shape the final response.

FOLSOM, CA

POLICE K-9 LEGAL UPDATE AND COURTROOM TESTIMONY & REPORT WRITING

Cost: $200
16 Hours

 

March 18, 2020 thru
March 19, 2020

 

ROSEVILLE/FOLSOM AREA

BASIC HANDLER CLASS (#20-K92)

June 23 – July 24, 2020
Tuesday – Friday (800 – 1800)

Cost: $6,500

This class is six weeks (240 hours) and is designed for a new handler, police canine or both.

The course will prepare the handler/dog team for the POST K-9 Evaluation. In addition the handler will be instructed in animal behavior, case law, policy, police K-9 tactics, tracking, and scenario based training. During the course the canine will be imprinted in odor for detection and we will begin to shape the final response.

ROSEVILLE/FOLSOM AREA

BASIC HANDLER CLASS (#20-K93)

October13 – November 20, 2020
Tuesday – Friday (800 – 1800)

Cost: $6,500

This class is six weeks (240 hours) and is designed for a new handler, police canine or both.

The course will prepare the handler/dog team for the POST K-9 Evaluation. In addition the handler will be instructed in animal behavior, case law, policy, police K-9 tactics, tracking, and scenario based training. During the course the canine will be imprinted in odor for detection and we will begin to shape the final response.

FOLSOM, CA

Surviving A Critical Incident &
Officer Wellness:

Discussion of how to survive a critical incident as it relates to officer involved shootings and the mental health of officers

  With violent encounters on the rise for officers today, this class is designed to provide law enforcement officers with skills needed to survive a critical incident relating to an officer involved shooting as well as being able to mentally and physically prepare yourself for such an encounter. A discussion on good leadership and proper tactics as learned through relatable real-life experiences. Additionally, Kyle shares his story of breaking the stigma of speaking out and dealing with post trauma, evolving PEER support and the introduction to Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy. Currently the number one cause of death for law enforcement officers is suicide. It is vital for first responders to feel comfortable about speaking out, identifying and recognizing signs of post trauma.

 

d-tac k9

clients

Sacramento County Sheriff’s DEPT
Folsom Police Department
Elk Grove Police Department
Citrus Heights Police Department
Grass Valley Police Department
Amador County Sheriff’s Department
Sutter County Sheriff’s Office

Twin Rivers Police Department

Placer County Sheriff’s Office
Live Oak Police Department
Yuba County Sheriff’s Office
Marysville Police Department
Yuba City Police Department
Pleasanton Police Department
Union City Police Department
Napa Police Department
Pleasant Hill Police Department
South Lake Tahoe Police Department
Rocklin Police Department

contact us

Get IN touch

Trainers@DTACK9.com

(916) 802-8264

Office Hours

M-F: 6am - 5pm
Sat: 7am - 4pm
Sun: Closed