A FEW SPECIAL MEMBERS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE
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U.S. Certified handler Chad McDowell holding a new pup belonging to Trainer John Mitali.
Same as left: Chad McDowell with his K9 Evo; Showing why his future is bright in canine. Intelligence, athletic ability, and desire and magical combinations for K9.
Same as left: Chad and Evo moving expeditiously towards the end of a track.
Zambia: Certified Handler's Joyce and Gift from North Luangwa Conservation Project, showing both that women are exceptional trackers and tracks can be followed through the dangerous African rivers.
Zambia: The exceptional, Certified Senior Master Handler Samuel Nguni and K9 Vicka preparing for a track with curious bystanders observing.
Tanzania: Certified handlers working a poaching interdiction search on bus tops.
Zambia: Certified handlers from the Frankfort Zoological Society (FZS), NLCP anti-poaching unit.
U.S. South Carolina ASCT Advanced conference. Teams preparing for a live detection event.
Africa: Certified South African Master Trainer, Benjamin Van Zyl preparing units for a dangerous live operation.
One of the absolute best tracking units in the world! African anti-poaching unit from Grumeti.
Teamwork with U.K. Certified Master Handlers Will Westin and Nick Bonny.
Norwegian Senior Master Handler Erik Hansen moving in tactical exercise.
U.S. K9 Euros with Certified Instructor Doug Fisher.
U.S. Certified Public Trainer and Archaeological Detection Team. Hannah Decker, an up and coming superstar from Carroll College, MT.
U.S. Certified Trainer Jeremy Frye and K9 Mav. Jeremy is one of the most accountable members of ASCT. A guy who truly cares.
Sweden: Brilliant, Senior Master Handler, Anna Brirshe and K9 Tac.
U.S. Certified Service Dog Trainer Rebecca Stuart-Hendrickson applying her expertise to a group of service teams. Many lives have changed because of her service and dedication.
U.S. Trainer, Sgt. Slater refuses to leave K9 Odin while being treated for life threatening infection. He recovered, likely in part to his handler's devotion.
U.S. K9 Newt tightening discovery at Karin Wagemann's, Nine Realms K9, Spokane, WA.
Certified Instructor, Finland, Commander Perry Gangler with the infamous K9 Gordon.
U.S. Certified team, Tres Lucite and K9 Odin drilling control and release.
U.S. Certified explosives detection team Tres Lucite and K9 Duco. Apparently, Duco is also a quality Christmas tree detector.
World Wide. Our very own Alexandra Lund (legal) from Sweden. An Interpol advisor, lawyer, and just an amazing human being.
U.S. Therapy dogs serve a gigantic altruism link with human populations.
At On Command training center in VA, a group is in training with Becky Hendrickson.
South America, Certified paleontology detection, Senior Master Handler, Luisa Morato and K9 Lem on a 2-week exploration for ancient human remains.
U.S. Certified Handler, Colton Manich and ASCT Master Trainer Audrey Estep with K9 Chase.
U.S. Certified Master Trainer, Chief of Police, Wade Marvin.
Wade was responsible for both enormous seizures and many arrests in tracking apprehension. A highly accountable member of ASCT with a long history of success and experience.
Same as left: Audrey Estep training K9 Bane in preparation for his new handler to arrive for school.
U.S. Master Trainer, Cpl. Kevin Kinard with K9. Kevin earned a reputation as a keen tracking trainer with much success in live deployments and an overall impressive K9 application.
U.S. Senior Master Handler Ross Hantz and K9 Dixie posing for a picture
U.S. Senior Master Handler Doug Lieurance wrapping up a track.
U.S. Tom Hendricksons' K9 Buckshot, Hampton VA. is an example of a highly successful working police dog who also is certified as therapy service.
Denmark. SSgt. Adrien Fanzter, giving oxytocin to K9 Elgin after a capture.
U.S. Therapy in action. From Becky Hendrickson, Oncommand Training, Hampton VA.
The coveted service patch.
U.S. Butte, MT. Certified Senior Master Handler, Steve Honers' K9 Blue making a high alert to a ceiling hide.
U.S. K9 Miles working high searches with SMH Lieurance monitoring safety.
U.S. Montana teams showing that snow and cold are still fun working times for a dedicated trainer and well developed K9.
U.S. Senior Master Handler Tracy Senenfelder and K9 Kuno working trucks. Photo by Troy Kechely
U.S./Zambia, Certified Trainer Molly Mckinney with K9 Tesla, trained by Molly for the North Luangwa Conservation Project (NLCP) Zambia. Tesla is an anti-poaching K9 who has had massive success in Zambia with many arrest to his credit.
U.S. Senior Master Handler David Cole and K9 Jackson. Dave is a hard working handler who refuses to pass a call for service.
U.S. Certified Senior Master Handler Cynthia Bales and Human Remains Detection K9 Ecko. Cynthia has been continually dedicated to HRD for an abundance of years.
1 in a million:
Certified Master Trainer
Benjamin Van Zyl, Bennie is one of the most accountable members of ASCT. Ability is extraordinarily keen and he is beyond dedicated to K9.
U.S. Certified Master Trainer Human Remains: Marguerite Matter. She has been a member for 16 years and has worked multiple dogs. She and K9 Lena are one of the best HRD units; a person who will give up much of herself to simply help other handlers.
Africa: Lucas Nyakanyenge.
Highly educated. Not a dog handler but his knowledge of K9 and training is beyond impressive. Lucas is the ASCT interpreter for Swahili speaking members. His ability to interpret precise science information is bewildering.
Russ Simpson. The nicest K9-friendly guy ever to exists, and spend time with. Died in line of duty. Missed greatly.
U.S. One and only Luna playing with Trainer John Mitaly. John serves law enforcement well but his ultimately keen talent is dog-in-hand.
U.S. Certified Master Instructor (Ret.) Bob Hood on rescue. Bob is a perfect example of an individual who fell into K9 with zero experience but love and passion grew to an exceptional level of talent and accountability.
September 11, 2011 N.Y.
How fitting that certified accelerant handler Will Poleson, would be the rescuer of a dog in distress who thanks him.
U.S. Certified Senior Master Handler, Randy Thuman - highly coveted interdiction, one of the best in the United States.
ASCT Instructor (Ret.) Professor Tom Brownlee with his buddy Rommel. Brownlee is proof that intelligence is the difference between average and exceptional.
U.S. K9 Odin demonstrations are an integral part of the Coos County OR community. 100+ captures is the other part.
U.S. Certified Senior Master Handler Mark Birdsong Hampton Police, VA working a water source.
U.S. Keith Hicks. A special handler who shows us over and over how hardships in life are overcome with dedication and love.
U.S. Former ASCT handler Justin Tanner. Highly talented and served in Afghanistan once his K9 retired.
Isreal, Certified Master Trainer, Amit Ableson with Peja ready for training in long range operational strategy.
Isreal, Amit Abelson (same guy as left picture) with K9 Daxyn. Amit is a clear example of an individual who has multiple dogs for same operations and chooses the K9 based on variable factors but always makes the precise decision.
Argentina, Certified Instructor Leo Castillo, and K9 Charlie starting a track.
United Kingdom: Master Handler, Donny Blaire and
K9 Rec stop for a pose during class.
France: Senior Master Handler, Rachel Roam and one of her partner Malinois'. Rachel is a Dr. of Zoology and a professor of zoological genetics. Mostly, she's an expert at everything she does.
Australia/NZ, Certified Instructor Branden Coops overseeing his units in a training exercise. Brandon has a graduate degree in psychology. He is also called upon for international police human trafficking profiling.
U.S. Certified Trainer Molly McKinney's K9 Brux, downrange focus for apprehension.
Tanzania. Anti-Poaching Interdiction units, Master Handler's Masaba Peter and Myunga Paul work a detection problem.
International Certification Director Anna Palmerus, Sweden
U.S. Certification Director Michael West.
U.S. Certified administrator,
Lt. Jason Covington and K9 Arno in a parade. Jason survived a shooting encounter, taking shots that nearly took his and Arno's life. Suspect was also injured and subdued.
Anti-Poaching Interdiction, Handler Gisonte posting for next search vehicle with K9 Radar.
A special gift to humans, the canine species and their innate ability to help our lives. From OnCommand training, Hampton, VA.
Gil Datan (left), one of the funniest humans, and exceptional trackers, to exist in the U.S., and Instructor (ret.) Bob Hood (right) from moons ago. Gil died in the line of duty and is memorialized in Washington, DC.
ASCT President, Chris Aycock