About Me

In 2006 I developed my own unique relational model and approach to training based on years of experience as a Police K-9 handler and trainer for the Sackville NB Police Department.  Since that time I have trained over 2000 thousand dogs with referrals from the Prince Edward Island Humane Society,  Clarksville Tennessee Humane Society and Osceola Animal Clinic.  I have published several training guides and reside in St Cloud Florida where I continue to help dogs and owners achieve mutually happy and balanced relationships.

Credentials


Police Dog Handler and Trainer – Sackville Police Force – New Brunswick, Canada – 1993-2003 – Established Sackville’s first K-9 unit.

Numerous apprehensions – Approx $ 100,000.00 in seized drugs and property.

Hundreds of deployments for various agencies including Sackville Police, Amherst Police, Amherst RCMP, Springhill Town Police, Springhill RCMP, Port Elgin RCMP, Dorchester Federal Jail, Springhill Federal Jail.

Established Leader of the Pack Dog Training – 2006 – Prince Edward Island, Canada

Leader of the Pack Dog Training 2008 – Clarksville, Tennessee

Dale Mccluskey’s Dog Training 2009 – present – Saint Cloud, Florida

Other Distinctions

Developed Relational Dog Training Model

Sigma Award of Excellence in K-9 Training / Narcotic Recovery

CN Police Commendation – Operation Recoil – K-9 Capture

Distinction – Youngest Police K-9 in Canada to locate narcotics – 1996

Presented expert opinion evidence pertaining to dog behavior

Letter of commendation from Crown Prosecutors Office regarding presentation of evidence / testimony in Provincial Court

Lectured to numerous organizations

Trained approx 2000 dogs in Canada & US

Service Dog Training – St Cloud, Florida – Physical Ability Assistance Dog

Service Dog Training – Winter Park, Florida 2013 – Protection Level 3

Service Dog Training – Winter Garden, Florida 2010 – Traumatic Head Injury Assistance Dog Training

Service Dog Training – Kissimmee, Florida 2010

Numerous referrals by the Prince Edward Island Humane Society & area Vets

Numerous referrals by the Clarksville Tennessee Humane Society and area Vets

Lectured for the Clarksville Runners Club – Dealing with aggressive dogs

Published Author


Expert author status for Ezine articles – over 40 articles

Several articles published – Articles Base

Several articles published – Associated Content

Publications

Beyond the Leash – Dog Psychology Guide

Beyond the Line – Dynamic Police K-9 Training Guide

The Mind and Body Connection

Going to Ground – The Methodology of Police Dog Training

Mind & Body Kinetics – Relational Dog Training Guide

Tracking through Pack – A Drive Based Guide

Back from the Edge – Rehabilitating the Aggressive Dog – Releasing 2015

Television and Radio


Provided expert opinion regarding Pitbull attack on Fox 5 News Orlando

Featured as Dog behavioral expert on the Good Samaritan Village morning television show

Featured as a dog behavioral expert guest on The Jeff Gellman International Dog Training Radio Show

I also host my own Dog Psychology radio show on Blog Talk Radio

Associations (current and former)

Association of Dog Training Professionals – President

International Detector Dog Association – Lifetime member

Canadian Police K-9 Association

Texas Police K-9 Association – Lifetime member

Dogs Against Drugs Dogs Against Crime

Courses


Train the Trainer K-9 Course – Instructor Bill Grimmer

Atlantic Police Academy – Police Science Degree

Major Crime Investigators Course

Quebec K-9 Seminar – Use of Force & Tactics

Interview & Interrogation Course

Fraud Investigators Course

Search Warrant Course

Drug Investigators Course

Breathalyzer Technicians Course- Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Datamaster Technicians Course- Atlantic Police Academy

Advanced Drug Interdiction Course – RCMP

VICLAS – RCMP

DNA Collection

Mount Allison University 2003 – Sackville NB, Canada
History & English

University of New Brunswick 1992 – Saint John, NB, Canada
Psychology