I am pleased and honored to announce that I will be presenting at the Bravo3 conference to be held at Daytona Beach, Florida on March 4, 5, 6 2019.
This is the premier multi-discipline integrated event in the United States. This is a gathering of SWAT operators, K-9 handlers, Bomb Squad (HDS/EOD) technicians, as well as other law enforcement, first responder, and military personnel.
• Attendees will receive a certificate for 16-hours of Continuing Education
• Complimentary SWAG bag
• World-Renowned Instructors
• Industry-Leading Vendors
• Create your own training schedule – choose what best fits your needs
I will be presenting: Training a Canine to Detect Buried Targets
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I am pleased to announce that Chiron K9 LLC has entered into a services agreement with Canada’s primary emergency response company; TRIOX Environmental Emergencies
TRIOX Environmental Emergencies offers extensive services and expertise in the field of environmental emergency preparedness, training and response for oil and chemical spills worldwide. We draw from our extensive experience to offer practical and innovative solutions to our clients based on internationally recognized best practices.
I am pleased to announce that Chiron K9 LLC has entered a mutual Service Agreement with the Center for Toxicology & Environmental Health (CTEH). This opens a huge door for both Chiron K9 LLC and canines within the environmental and response community.
CTEH empowers extraordinary teams of experts to help companies, governments, and communities prepare for, respond to, and recover from threats to their environment and people. We apply the brightest minds, state-of-the-art science and technology, and conclusive data to resolve complex health, safety, environmental, toxicological, and management challenges. Our experience enables us to manage complex situations better than anyone else.
Our agreement adds canines to the CTEH toolbox but also gives Chiron K9 LLC access to the premier environmental response organization in the United States. With teams available for immediate deployment and the ability to use their own Beechcraft King Air B200 plane it means responses can be efficient, effective and fast!
I believe CTEH offers a professional and dedicated service to the industry for the right reasons. I share their vision and thats why I entered into this agreement. I am looking forward to future collaboration and working with CTEH.
I will be attending the Clean Gulf conference, 5-7 December 2017 in Houston, Texas with Chiron K9‘s Nika.
I have some openings for meetings and would love to talk with you regarding your canine project needs. Please feel free to contact me so we can plan a convenient time to meet.
Or stop me during the conference and get your Nika Trading Card!
“The CLEAN GULF Conference & Exhibition is the annual event that delivers solutions for oil and hazardous materials spill prevention, preparedness and response for inland, offshore, and coastal incidents. It brings together all parties responsible for response operations from North America and beyond to hear best practices and build relationships vital to a successful response on land or water. A strong relationship between all parties is the foundation of a successful response, and CLEAN GULF has helped forge these relationships for the last 26 years.”
So what is CHIRON and why did I decide to choose that as a company name?
Chiron was the name of a Centaur, a figure from Greek mythology that was half man half beast. But Chiron was different from the unruly and party-goers of his brethren. He was the wisest and most just of the centaurs, nurturing with skills in medicine, music, archery, hunting, and prophecy. He was said to be the discoverer of botany and pharmacy as well as the science of medicine and herbs.
The British Army’s Royal Army Veterinary Corps (RAVC) depicts a Chiron as its Regimental cap badge.
I served for 22 years in the RAVC as a Dog Trainer and wore the emblem of Chiron in my headdress for the whole time. With operational deployments as well as assisting training teams around the world I was grateful for the time and experience the RAVC gave me. It also taught me the basics of dog training, but more importantly, it allowed me to expand outside the box and work on Research & Development projects which pushed my skills to the limit.
So when it came to choosing a name for my new venture, I chose CHIRON!
I was raised training canines. One of my first reflections is sitting at the gate of a dog training club so that is my dad’s Pointer, Vikki, decided to make a bolt for it I could catch her leaving the field. From those early starts, I assisted training Border Collies and Labradors as farm/hunting work dogs. I knew I wanted to work with dogs so on joining the British Army I selected dog training in the Royal Army Veterinary Corps as my chosen trade.
I served 22 years as a dog trainer and gained much experience and knowledge during that time. Fortunately, the Corps was forward-thinking and opportunities to attend training in positive reinforcement and applied behavior techniques meant that my knowledge continued to expand. I was responsible for developing several new and unique training programs and this is where my niche came into its own. In particular, I was responsible for the development and deployment of the Mine Detection Dog project. This offered great challenges and insights into canine training, behavior, and detection and without question honed my training skills. The lessons I learned in this project set me up for future success in every training project I have been assigned; to include Specialized Detection Dogs, Combat Tracking Dogs, Advanced Detection Dogs and more recently, Oil Detection Dogs.
I am a teacher, I enjoy teaching people and dogs and have a proven background in instructing. Being the first military person to attain the Association of Chief of Police Officers (ACPO) accreditation as an Explosive Detection Dog instructor/assessor. In addition, holding certification from the US Army as an instructor and the Air Education and Training Command (AETC) Basic Instructors Course (BIC) in which I received the Top Graduate award.
I also attained the prestigious Project Management Professional (PMP) certification and as such demonstrated my understanding and knowledge in formal project management. Having run multi-million dollar canine projects within budget, on schedule, and in scope, I have demonstrated and been formally recognized, for my project management skills.
It’s these unique skill-sets I utilize in assisting clients with their needs. To develop detection dog programs from the ground up, with no known template or training protocols. Or to conduct quality assessments on current programs and recommend changes to enhance the canine teams to peak performance.