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Canine Training Systems' On Target: Training Substance Detector Dogs with Randy Hare: Detection 2 has been selected as a 2005 DV Award Winner.

Columbia, MO- December 05, 2005- Canine Training Systems, the leading provider of broadcast quality instructional training titles for sport, service and companion dogs, today announced that The DV Awards has selected their most recent offering, On Target: Training Substance Detector Dogs with Randy Hare: Detection 2 as a 2005 DV Award Winner.

The DV Awards are graded on various items including creativity, technical merit and execution of ideas.  A nominating committee views and recommends entries to quality as Finalists.  From there they are viewed by a panel of judges that are seasoned professionals in the industry with an average of 20 years experience.  They have a diverse background representing all areas of production including cinematography, art direction, editing, sound, scriptwriting, animation and visual effects.

On Target: Training Detector Dogs with Randy Hare: Detection 2 is the second in the Award-Winning series with Randy Hare. Randy Hare’s approach to Substance Detector Dog Training is groundbreaking.  The only Award Winning series of it’s kind; Randy’s approach is decidedly unique, proven and applicable to any substance whether narcotic, explosive or biological.  In this title Randy Hare demonstrates his techniques for completing the next 5 Objectives in his detection technique.

Once these objectives are achieved, then the student detector dog will have achieved the special attributes of the Hare-trained detector dog: The dog will possess a crystal-clear understanding of his task, and he will display the kind of obedience to odor that makes it virtually impossible to disturb or distract him during search or indication.  He will also exhibit an extraordinary degree of independence and self-belief while searching. Finally, the dog will display pronounced and obvious changes of behavior when he encounters target odor, accompanied by prolonged and intensive efforts to pinpoint the odor source prior to making a final indication.

“The first thing I noticed about this DVD is the excellent production quality--it has the best quality of any K9 training video I've seen.  Every aspect, the narration, graphics and demonstrations is presented in a way that enhances the training concepts and progression.  Randy Hare generously shares his novel methods and crucial scent detection training concepts in this DVD,” states Joan Beilfus of North Cascade K9.  “Randy’s method also couples odor imprinting with the reward in such a way that the dog ignores all other distractions and cannot be fooled or influenced by anything else in the environment.  The drive and focus of the dogs trained with this method is quite spectacular to see.”

Product Highlights

            • How to teach the dog to divert his attention from reward to target odor.

            • The establishment of a cue for search behavior.          

            • Vehicle Searches and the Oral Response

            • An explanation and teaching of the “Oral Response”.

            • How to develop the dog’s ability to complete prolonged searches.

            • This production is professionally authored and replicated DVD for playback

               on the widest variety of consumer equipment.

Pricing and Availability

On Target: Training Substance Detector Dogs with Randy Hare: Detection 2, is immediately available through the Canine Training Systems worldwide reseller channel and direct from the Canine Training Systems website at for an MSRP of $79.95.  The website contains a detailed outline as well as excerpts from the 77 minute title.

About Canine Training Systems

Founded in 1987, Canine Training Systems is the worldwide leader in instructional titles for pet owners, dog sport competitors and industry professionals.  The company’s success lies in its ability to couple with the experts in service, sport and companion dog training and deliver their techniques to consumers through the most up-to-date delivery formats.  With the strength of their growing expert list, no other organization in the market place can offer the variety of techniques, disciplines, depth of knowledge or quality of product that Canine Training Systems provides it’s worldwide customer base.

Canine Training Systems Press Contact

Douglas Calhoun

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