Our Consultants have years of experience training police and military services around the globe.
We are specialists with real life knowledge needed to provide you the best in law enforcement K9 training... knowledge gained from our own experience working in law enforcement and military operations.
Bob Eden is a 28 year retired police veteran with over 40 years of dog training experience in law enforcement, military and personal protection applications. In his final years of law enforcement he was a detective with the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit investigating organized crime. Early in his career he developed the Delta Police K9 Unit and served as the lead police dog trainer for the Department for 16 years. He is the author of two books, "Dog Training For Law Enforcement" and "K9 Officers Manual", and currently working on a third. In 1988 Bob was appointed to the B.C. Police Commission's committee to create minimum police dog training standards for law enforcement agencies in the province of British Columbia.
In 1991 he created and developed the International Police K9 Conference in an attempt to bring a professional training seminar to officers which was not politically oriented or specific to any particular style of training. The intent was to support all officers in methods which meet their specific needs.
In 2003 Bob was contracted by the Phoenix Police Department, Phoenix, Arizona to re-develop their police K9 unit from the ground up, introducing new training and deployment ideas. In 2005 he was further contracted by the US Government to assist in a joint Canadian/American venture to train officers and dogs in Rio De Janeiro in preparation for the 2007 Pan American Games.
Bob has also authored articles and columns in such periodicals as "Police Magazine", ” Police K9 Magazine”, “K9 Cop Magazine”, "Law and Order", "Police and Security News", "Finland's Rottweiler Magazine", "The Police K9 Recruiter" and "Offlead Magazine" from Australia. In 1994 he created the Police Dog Home Page which has become a standard resource page on the net for law enforcement K9 operations.
Ron Cloward is a retired police lieutenant in California. Ron was a handler of three different police canines during his 26 year career. Ron and his final partner, Pele, were named the Top Dog and Top Competitor in 1997. Ron served as the trainer for the Modesto 14 dog unit, which kept him very busy after he was promoted to sergeant in 2000. In 2005, Ron was promoted to lieutenant and became the K-9 unit commander. He continued to serve as the trainer of the unit until he retired in 2011.
Ron is well respected in the K-9 community and has been a member of Western States Police Canine Association for 25 years. He has served as the president of W. S. P. C . A., and served on a committee for California P.O.S.T. He has taught in conferences across the country and has authored numerous articles featured in PoliceK-9Magazine. He is a lead instructor for Eden Consulting Group’s International Police K9 Conference instructing law enforcement K9 teams throughout North America.
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Steve Lathrop is a retired Patrol Sergeant from Maine’s largest Sheriff’s Department. He was a K9 handler/ trainer with the department and has been training police and personal protection canines for the past 25 years. Steve also was a member of the tactical team and retired as team commander. He has traveled the US training canine teams in all disciplines and served as a handler/trainer in Iraq. He was also instrumental in establishing the States’ Police Academy training standards for all canine teams in the state of Maine.