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)

training courses

FOLSOM, CA

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

Cost: $200
16 Hours

 

March 18, 2020 thru
March 19, 2020

 

Day 1: 
Introduction, law and courts, demise of police canine units, police canine industry standards (training, proficiency assessments and certification), liabilities and remedies (United States and the State of California), person seizures, use of force, patrol dog case law review (United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and the State of California).

Day 2:
Tracking and article search case law review (United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and the State of California), search and seizure (Supreme Court of the United States, United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and State of California), narcotic-contraband detection principles and theories, narcotic-contraband detection case law review (Supreme Court of the United States, United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and State of California).

 

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