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Randy Hare is living his lifelong dream of working with animals and people. Experience and talent in dog training have landed him spots on regional television, in various K-9 Magazine articles, and on national television. In 1987 he appeared on “Late Night with David Letterman” to perform a complicated trick he had taught his (then) six year old German Shepherd. Randy’s real start, in the late 1970’s, was training hunting dogs. Then, in the early 1980’s he attended a Professional Dog Trainers School where he gained a solid foundation in training dogs for Obedience, Protection, Police Dog Training, and Tracking. By invitation Randy returned to the school as an instructor for one semester, helping train other dog trainers.

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While Randy continued to further his education into dog training, the school was his first professional experience with training dogs. In 1984 Randy opened his first training center in Monroe, Louisiana where he trained Obedience, Protection, Police Dogs, and Narcotics Detection Dogs. His very first police dog, trained for the Monroe City Marshall’s Office, finished 15th in the nation from a field of 140 dogs at the United States Police Canine Association (USPCA) National Police Dog Trials in Detroit, Michigan. This accomplishment earned him an award from the Ohio Dog Training School, the first award of this kind to be given by the group. Then, after training hundreds of dogs, Randy became interested in police dogs and law enforcement. In police dog training he experienced his work in action : real criminal apprehension, real tracking, real detection work, real handler protection, and, last but not least, real obedience.

While still training dogs for private citizens, Randy trained and competed against other handlers and trainers with his personally trained police dogs while also competing successfully in Schutzhund competitions. In his first National Police Dog Trial, Randy finished 7th out of 150 top dogs in that year’s national event held in St. Cloud, Minnesota. This began a 5-year span of over 30 competitions where Randy won or finished in the top percentile in 96% of the competitions: those competitions were Police Dog Trials, Schutzhund Trials, and Narcotics Detection Dog Trials and involved four different self-trained dogs.

Randy says he now has a gift for learning from everyone he meets and from every dog he trains.“I went through a period early on when I thought I knew everything. I really grew as a trainer and a person when I faced the fact that you never stop learning and you never know it all. Thanks to a close and dear friend of mine, Walter “Buzzy” Tomlinson, for finally making me understand that. I believe the dogs that I have trained have probably taught me more than I have taught them.”

During Randy’s twelve years in Law Enforcement, Randy attended every major seminar (within reach) conducted by world class trainers from the United States and Europe. He learned what each trainer had to offer, combined the best of their styles and techniques with his own, and now shares his training method. Each dog he trains benefits from his experience and knowledge. Few trainers can match his EXPERIENCE, TALENT, and LOVE for training dogs, as shown by his “Recognition and Achievements” through national police k-9 organizations such as the National Police Canine Association and the United States Police Canine Association where he served as a judge for both organizations. Randy is now the proud owner of the Alpha Canine Training Center and the Randy Hare School for Dog Trainers.

In 2004 Canine Training Solutions produced a DVD series demonstrating Randy's innovative and effective "On Target" way to train Detection Canines. This method is being seen as an undeniably more effective methd for training dogs and is taking hold throughout the country as well as internationally. Randy has taught the "On Target" method through his School for Detection Trainers through the United States as well as internationally. Graduates of the program include the ,ilitary organizations as well as federal, state and city law enforcement agencies and other detection canine training.

 

Randy Hare's Accomplishments

 *** The following accomplishments (unless totally coached by myself) are achievements reached solely by me. I do not and will not take credit for accomplishments, money seizures, contraband seizures, or competition placements achieved by other handlers, who handle dogs that I've trained. Any accomplishments achieved by those handlers are almost always a result of the hard work and effort on the part of those particular handlers. Good dogs come only through good handlers.

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1985

  • Trained first Police dog for the Monroe City Marshall’s Office in Monroe, Louisiana. This K-9 finished 15th overall in his first USPCA National Competition, held in Detroit, Michigan (95 Dogs Competing).

1988

  • Voted “Most Valuable Narcotics Officer” by the Dual State Drug Task Force with K-9 ‘Awesome’ for South Arkansas and North Louisiana.
  • 5th Place in USPCA Regionals (Region 10) Patrol Dog – Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • 2nd Place Obedience in USPCA Regionals (Region 10) – Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • 3rd Place Scentwork in USPCA Regionals (Region 10) – Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Awarded “Rookie Dog of the Year” for 1988 (Region 10) USPCA National Field Trials held in St. Cloud, Minnesota - 7th Place overall out of 126 competing (very first National Trial / Top 20 Honored)

1989

  • 3rd Place in USPCA Region 10 Regional Police Dog Trials (Patrol Dog) – May 5, 1989 – Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Co-Champion “Metro Narcotics” Detection Dog Competition – West Monroe, Louisiana.
  • 5th Place “Search” at USPCA Nationals (Patrol Dog) (150 Competing / Top 20 Honored) – Greenwood, Colorado.

1990

  • 3rd Place in USPCA Region 10 Regional Field Trials (Patrol Dogs) – Shreveport, Louisiana.
  • 19th Place in USPCA National Field Trials (Patrol Dog) (160 Competing / Top 20 Honored) - Duneden, Florida.
  • 4th Place “Obedience” in USPCA National Field Trials (Patrol Dog) (160 Competing / Top 20 Honored) – Duneden, Florida.
  • 5th Place “Agility” in USPCA National Field Trials (Patrol Dog) (160 Competing/ Top 20 Honored) – Duneden, Florida

1991

  • Regional Champion in USPCA Region 10 Field Trials (Patrol Dog) – Slidell, Louisiana.
  • 2nd Place “Criminal Apprehension” in USPCA Region 10 Field Trials (Patrol Dog) – Slidell, Louisiana.
  • 16th Place Overall in USPCA National Field Trials (Patrol Dog) (130 Competing / Top 20 Honored) – Mansfield, Ohio.
  • 5th Place “Obedience” at USPCA National Field Trials (130 Competing / Top 20 Honored) – Mansfield, Ohio.
  •  3rd Place “Search” at USPCA National Field Trials (130 Competing / Top 20 Honored) – Mansfield, Ohio.
  • Regional Champion at NNDDA Narcotic Detector Dog Trials (Narcotics Dog) - Broussard, Louisiana.
  •  TOP DUAL PURPOSE DOG Honor in NNDDA Regionals (Narcotics Dog) - Broussard, Louisiana.

1992

  • Regional Co-Champion in USPCA Region 10 Trials – Longview, Texas.
  • Awarded “Rookie Dog of the Year” in USPCA Trials (Region 10) – Longview, Texas.
  • 1st Place “Article Search” in USPCA Trials (Region 10) – Longview, Texas.
  • 3rd Place “Obedience” in USPCA Trials (Region 10) – Longview, Texas.
  • 2nd Place “Agility” in USPCA Trials (Region 10) – Longview, Texas.
  • 5th Place in USPCA Nationals (Member of Region 10 Team) (25 Teams Competing) – Washington, D.C.

1993

  • Regional Co-Champion in USPCA Police Dog Trials (Region 10) – Livingston, Louisiana.
  • 1st Place “Box Search” in USPCA Regional Trial – Livingston, Louisiana.
  • 2nd Place “Obedience” in USPCA Regional Trial – Livingston, Louisiana.
  • “High in Trial” in Greater New Orleans Schutzhund Association Trial – New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • “High in Schutzhund I” in Greater New Orleans Schutzhund Association Trial – New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • “High in Trial” in Greater Houston Schutzhund Club – Houston, Texas.
  • “High Schutzhund II” in Greater Houston Schutzhund Club – Houston, Texas.
  • “High in Trial” in Biloxi Schutzhund Club – Biloxi, Mississippi.
  • “High in Tracking” in Biloxi Schutzhund Club – Biloxi, Mississippi.
  • “High in Obedience” in Biloxi Schutzhund Club – Biloxi, Mississippi.

1994

  • “High in Trial” in Iron Mountain Schutzhund Club – Bastrop, Louisiana.
  • “High in Schutzhund I” in Iron Mountain Schutzhund Club – Bastrop, Louisiana.

1997

  • 4th Place Narcotic Detection Dog Competition - NNDDA Sanctioned – Broussard, Louisiana.

1984 – 2007

  • Initiated over 50 Major (At Least 50 Pounds of Contraband / Over $100,000.00 in U.S. Currency) Narcotics Cases consisting of Highway Interdiction Cases, utilizing self-trained Narcotics Detection Dogs.
  • Served as Judge and Instructor in both USPCA Sanctioned Trials, as well as, NPCA Certifications and Seminars. Note: While I appreciate and respect both of these organizations, I am no longer interested in being a member or certifying official for outside organizations.
  • Assisted and trained hundreds of K-9 and Handler teams involved in Police K-9, Narcotics Detection, and Schutzhund to titles, certifications, and Patrol Work.
  • Held and instructed multiple courses and seminars on Police Dog Training, as well as Detection Dog Training utilizing Randy’s innovative training techniques. Many of the students in Randy’s Courses and Seminars are already considered Professional Trainers in their own right with numerous students attending from foreign countries.
  • Randy has instructed and spoke at every major K-9 Conference in the United States
  • Contracted by Canine Training Systems, Inc., in 2006 to complete a three tape video series on new and innovative methods for training Detector Dogs.

2008-2010

  • January/February 2008 – Police K9 Magazine “Rewarding the Substance Detection K9”
  • Detection Hander’s Seminar – Wyoming – 2008
  • Randy conducted Detection Handler’s Seminars and Detection Hander & Training Courses during the year of 2009 at various locations including:
    • Gig Harbor, Washington – January 2009
    • California Narcotics Canine Association (CNCA) – January 2009
    • Las Vegas, Nevada – March 2009
    • Hawaii – March 2009
  • In 2010, Randy started the “Randy Hare School for Professional Dog Trainers” allowing civilians the opportunity to attend and learn from one who Trains the Trainers.

2012-2013

  • Randy Hare conducted Advanced Detection Trainer Courses and Detection Hander’s Seminars for both Narcotics and Explosives around the United States with various Agencies including the following:
    • United States Military – Navy Seals, Army Rangers, Special Forces
    • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF)
    • Federal Bureau of Investigation – Hostage Rescue Team
    • United States Park Police
    • United States Pentagon Police Department
    • Philippines Drug Enforcement Agency - Special Enforcement Service
    • Lawrenceburg Police Department (Indiana)
    • New York City Police Department - Emergency Response Team
    • Montgomery County Police Departments (Maryland)
    • Anne Arundel County Police Departments (Maryland)
    • Northern Illinois University Police Department
    • Washington, D. C. Metro Transit Police Department
    • Indiana State Police
    • Prince William County (Virginia) Police Departments
    • Maryland National Capital Park Police
    • Maryland Transportation Authority Police
    • Charles County Police and Sheriff’s Departments (Maryland)
    • Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department (Maryland)
    • Prince Georges County Police Departments (Maryland)
    • Manassas County Police Departments (Virginia)
    • Fairfax County Police Departments (Virginia)
    • Loudon County Police Departments (Virginia)
    • City of Alexandria Police Department (Virginia)
    • Manassas Park Police Department (Virginia)
    • Arlington County Police Departments (Virginia)
    • Frederick County Police Departments (Maryland)
    • Laurel Police Department (Maryland)
    • Bartlett Police Department (Tennessee)
    • Louisville Police Department (Kentucky)
    • Bensalem Township Police Department (Pennsylvania)
    • Cayuga County SAR Team (New York)
    • Northern Illinois Explosives Ordinance Detection Canine Unit
    • Search and Rescue Dogs of Maryland
    • Jackson County SAR Team, AL TF-1 (Mississippi)
    • FEMA Search And Rescue
    • Queensland, Australia - Military / Federal / State Police Agencies
  • H.I.T.S. K9 2012 Conference – Seattle, Washington
  • Police K9 Magazine Article “Recognize & Prevent False Indications” – December 2012

2013 - 2014

  • Detection Trainer’s & Handler’s Course – Federally funded by Counsel / Government – Maryland
  • Detection Trainer’s & Handler’s Course (Jackson, Mississippi) – February 2014
    • Mississippi State Highway Patrol
    • Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics
    • Washington County Sheriff’s Department (Ohio)
    • Summit County Sheriff’s Department (Utah)
  • Detection Handler’s Seminar (Lawrenceburg, Indiana) – March 2014
    • Lawrenceburg Police Department
  • Detection Trainer’s & Handler’s Course (Jackson, Mississippi) – March 2014
    • Mississippi State Highway Patrol
    • Jackson Police Department (Mississippi)
  • Detection Handler’s Seminar – Park City, Utah – May 2014
  • Detection Handler’s Seminar – Wyoming – June 2014
  • “On Target” Explosives Detection K9 Seminar (Fort Bragg, North Carolina) – July 2014
  • Detection Trainer’s & Handler’s Courses (Brownsburg, Indiana) – September 2014
    • Dubois County Sheriff’s Department (Indiana)
    • Louisville Metro Police Department (Kentucky)
    • Indianapolis Metro Police Department (Indiana)
  • Detection Trainer’s Course (Lothian, Maryland) – October 2014
  • Clarion Ledger (Jackson, Mississippi) “It’s My Job: Dog Trainer” – December 2014

2015

  • Narcotics & Human Remains Detection Handler’s Course – Jackson County Sheriff’s Department (Latimer, Mississippi) – January 2015
  • Gateway Search Detection Handler’s Seminar (St. Louis, Missouri) – January 2015
  • “On Target” Detection Handler’s Seminar – Michigan Dog Training
  • Midway K9 Academy Competition and Randy Hare Detection Seminar – April 2015
  • Behavior Matter’s Seminar – Assisted Bob Bailey and Parvene Farhoody (Melrose Park, Illinois – May 2015
  • Detection Handler’s Seminar (Westland, Michigan) – June 2015
  • Detection Handler’s Seminar (Northwood, Ohio) – June 2015
  • Detection Handler’s Seminar – Garfield County Sheriff’s Office (Rifle, Colorado) – June 2015
  • “On Target” Explosives Detection K9 Seminar – United States Army Rangers and Special Forces (Fort Lewis, Washington) – July 2015
  • H.I.T.S. K9 2015 Conference “Making Sense of Detection Training” (Jacksonville, Florida) – August 2015
  • Detection Trainer’s & Handler’s Course (Jackson, Mississippi) – August 2015
  • Detection Handler’s Seminar (Manassas, Virginia) – November 2015

2016

  • Detection Handler’s Seminar (Christiansburg, Virginia) – March 2016
  • Focused Scenting – Search and Rescue Workshop (Lovettsville, Virginia) – March 2016
  • Kore K9 Detection Handler’s Seminar (Laurel, Maryland) – April 2016
  • Detection Handler’s Seminar – Coventry Dog School – Assisted Bob Bailey and Parvene Farhoody – April 2016
  • Detection Handler’s Course (Jackson, Mississippi) – April 2016
    • Summit County Sheriff’s Department
  • Detection Handler’s Course (Jackson, Mississippi) – October 2016
    • Hammond Police Department (Louisiana)
    • West Carrol Parish Sheriff’s Office (Louisiana)
  • WAPT News Article (Jackson, Mississippi) “K-9 Officer’s Train” – July 2016
  • Developing The Working Canine: A Cross-Disciplinary Workshop (Leesburg, Virginia) – August 2016
  • Detection Handler’s Seminar (Jackson, Mississippi) – October 2016
  • Detection Trainer’s Course (Jackson, Mississippi) – October 2016
    • Search & Rescue – South Africa
    • Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office (New York)
    • Independent Professional Dog Trainers (Ohio / Mississippi)

2017

  • Detection Handler’s Course (Jackson, Mississippi) – January 2017
    • Missoula County Sheriff’s Office (Montana)
    • Gateway Search Dogs, Inc. – St. Louis, Missouri
    • Independent Professional Dog Trainers (California / Utah)
  • Detection Handler’s Seminar (Celina, Tennessee) – March 2017
  • Detection Handler’s Seminar (Woonsocket, Rhode Island) – May 2017
  • Detection Handler’s Course (Woonsocket, Rhode Island) – May 2017
    • Woonsocket Police Department (Rhode Island)
    • Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office (Indiana)
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