Asst Instructor INBTI
Long Island Search and Rescue
-Stony Brook University
-Certified Ophthalmic Technician
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE/ Work History
2014-2015: LISAR Secretary
2016-present: Lead evaluator canine SARTECH II Area Search
2016-present: NQFD Head of K-9 Search & Rescue
2017-present: AKC approved Canine Good Citizen & S.T.A.R. Puppy evaluator.
2018-present: Lieutenant NQFD Ambulance Company.
As a lead evaluator for SARTECH II Area Search I have had the privilege of certifying numerous canines from all over the northeast.
As an AKC approved Canine Good Citizen & S.T.A.R. puppy evaluator I administer both tests. I work with dog owners to ensure that they understand & meet the various requirements for certification.
As a lieutenant in the Nissequogue Fire Department my main responsibility lies with the ambulance company, however, I also head up the fire department's K-9 Search & Rescue Unit.
The Kocher Method is the most successful method of training because it has proven itself over & over again. I agree that positive reinforcement & simple method are clearly the best way to develop both the handlers & their canine partners.