"Reasons We Get in Trouble"

Based on a collection in-progress from "Canine Liability 360" classes as well as open discussions at presentations on the same topic at HITS and the CNCA Training Institute, I've been sharing a "reason" for registrants periodically that I believe causes trouble and problems for a K9 program via the e-newsletter system - and presented in no particular order - and it is not be limited to just the handlers and supervisors. "Trouble" isn't always related to incidents or predicaments that directly result in lawsuits, claims or discipline. Often times, our actions or inactions that are missed, deliberately overlooked or downplayed may lead to nothing or may later lead to mistakes or bad incidents with serious repercussions.  As Gordon Graham says, "We haven't found new ways to get in trouble." So, you may or may not read something familiar to you that you have personally experienced or seen others encounter.   -Bill Lewis II, Facilitator for


Training Videos Now Appearing on

You can view two short video clips produced by with TAC Team owner and facilitator Bill Lewis II discussing 1) how to integrate your K9 team with your SWAT team and what to consider when determining the placement of your K9 in your formation, and 2) how to work with your dog using a long line and voice inflections.  If you would like more information about training courses, click on "Seminars & Training Courses" in the Main Menu to the left.  You can access the videos by clicking on the links below;


Welcome to is a "free" resource for law enforcement and military personnel to access K9-related training information, articles, tactical talk, tips and commentaries.  The primary purpose of this site is to provide a resource and service open and accessible for sharing information and providing training and consulting to reduce risk, limit liability and make the job easier and safer for those K9 handlers, supervisors, and other law enforcement and military personnel deploying and associated with a service dog.  Updates and news articles are sent occasionally as an e-newsletter to registrants via the Constant Contact system.  No subscription or money required, only registration. is safe for the environment!

We provide a Handler's Forum, articles from K9 experts and also incorporate a little parody to offer advice and provide commentaries on current issues and tactical deployments via contributions by "The Leagle Beagle" and translations of "The Tactical Wisdom of Dog Tzu" with real-world up-to-date applications.  We also send registrants an occasional e-newsletter via e-mail regarding a significant K9 incident or an important article that has been posted or "Reasons We Get in Trouble."

Additionally, we offer K9-related products and equipment for sale via the TAC TEAM STORE featuring "K9 Gear" that is open and accessible to "civilian dog owners" as well as law enforcement and military personnel to provide quality leashes - including the multi-purpose TAC-3 leash - and other products that will help offset the costs of maintaining and advertising this web site.

The information posted within or distributed via is intended strictly for active or retired sworn law enforcement personnel deploying or associated with police service dogs, other than the TAC TEAM STORE and Product Reviews. operates under the auspices of Training and Consulting (TAC) Team, LLC.  TAC Team is owned by Sergeant Bill Lewis II (Retired) who also serves as primary facilitator for and  If you have not already done so, you may now request access to this site;


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The TAC TEAM STORE is open for business!

The TAC TEAM STORE is now online and provides you with the opportunity to make online purchases of a few tactical and K9-related products we offer to law enforcement, military personnel and civilians as well as the convenience to register and pay online for our upcoming training and seminars.  You can access the store by clicking on "TAC TEAM STORE" in the Main Menu section.

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"Canine Liability 360"

Canine Liability 360 has expanded from the traditional one-day format - based on course evaluations from prior CL360 attendees - to provide extra time for "Reasons We Get in Trouble," extra time for report writing review/critiques, extra time for video debriefs, and extra time for interaction/open discussions....and a few more topics and recommendations to reduce risk and limit liability!



Below:  The "original" collectible TAC Team Challenge Coin from Delta Challenge Coins

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Rules & History of Challenge Coins from Delta Challenge Coins: During World War II, and even dating back to Roman times, the practice of carrying a specialty designed unit coin became very popular because it saved lives by becoming a means of identification.  Today...carrying the coin at "all times" and presenting it when challenged results in a number of consequences for those who cannot produce their coin, such as buying a round of drinks.  "Coin checks" are permitted anytime and any place.  If challenged, you must produce your coin.  If you produce your coin, the challenger must buy you a drink.  If you are unable to produce your coin, you must buy the challenger a drink.  Failure to respond to a challenge may result in the loss of your coin - you may be asked to return siad coin to issuing unit or agency.


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"The difference between greatness and mediocrity is often how an individual views a mistake."

-Nelson Boswell


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