Kevin Pirtle

Kevin Pirtle
Category: Team USA
INBTI-Operator: Instructor
Company: Police - Firefighter/Paramedic Mark9 Search & Rescue
training provided: Mantrailing
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country: Texas

Description:

Kevin Pirtle

Instructor INBTI

Firefighter/Paramedic

Mark9 Search & Rescue

Cross Timbers Emergency Response Team

 
Languages spoken:
- English
 
Education:
 
Technical Training:
- AMPWDA Mantrailing I,II,III Certification
- Cerfified scuba diver
 
Professional Experience/work history:
- 2017-Present INBTI Instructor
- 2015- Present: INBTI Asst Instructor
- 2015-Present:  Mark9 Search & Rescue
- 2014-Present: Cross Timbers Emergency Response Team
 
Awards:
 
Instructor Bio/testimonial:
In 2012 I got my first bloodhound. You know the saying, "bloodhounds are lazy"? Not true at all, my hound was extremely active and terrorizing the house, he needed a JOB! So we entered into the great world of Mantrailing for search and rescue. My breeder was active in SAR and introduced me to The Kocher Method, "Get the book" she said. I got the book and was so intrigued I read it 5 times in a row, cover to cover. I wasn't on a team and was new to mantrailing. This book taught me as I trained my first bloodhound. That was 5 years ago and here we are going strong!

We are now working cases with multiple police and sheriff departments on a routine basis.

I have been called out for criminals evading law enforcement, missing hunters, and patients with a long medical history.

I have instructed at seminars in Texas, Oklahoma, and Indiana. As well as the lead handler/instructor for Mantrailing on Mark9 SAR.  I trained under Kevin Kocher, Cynthia Weesner, Terrie Clark, and Opal Kocher. The instruction and knowledge shared from these instructors, has elevated my dogs intensity and motivation in the urban setting. Making them more reliable in the callouts we are usually used for.

As I mentioned, I started out training with TKM. I will train TKM because I see first hand how simple it can be. It also gives the manhunter a solid foundation and focuses on intensity of the hunt! The most important take away for me is that the paycheck and party at the end had to be the best ever in the dogs mind because your next trail success will depend on your paycheck and praise party of the last trail!

There isn't anything hard to this method of training. Keep it simple, work the components always concentrating on the intensity and solid foundation, and YOU will transform from a dog handler to a dog trainer! The consistency of training the components in TKM gives us a variety of areas our dogs are proficient in.

As I mentioned, I started out training with TKM. I will train TKM because I see first hand how simple it can be. It also gives the manhunter a solid foundation, and focuses on intensity of the hunt! The most important is the paycheck and party at the end had to be the best ever in the dogs mind. Your next trail success will depend on your paycheck and praise party of the last trail.

There isn't anything hard to this method of training. Keep it simple, work the components always concentrating on the intensity and solid foundation, and YOU will transform from a dog handler to a dog trainer!