Jeff Minder is the founder and CEO of Top Tier K9, LLC. Jeff is an award winning teacher and entrepreneur. Recognized for his work in the Middle East, Jeff was nominated to the Air Commando Hall of Fame. As a SERE Specialist (Survival Evasion Resistance and Escape), Jeff trained thousands of aircrew members and special operations personnel in wilderness living techniques including escaping tracking dogs in austere environments.
As the founder of Top Tier K9, Jeff has combined his talent in dog training, teaching, business development, and project management to build an Academy for Dog Trainers where he has brought in some of the top dog trainers in the country to teach others how to train dogs and start their own successful businesses.
As a certified Project manager (PMP) Jeff combined world class project management processes with working dog puppy imprinting and forecasting techniques, to create the Top Tier K9 Foundation Dog program as an alternative to green dog acquisitions for military, law enforcement and security forces. Foundation dogs are trained from 6 weeks old to 8 months old in tracking, specific odor detection, protection/apprehension, and advanced off leash obedience. A Foundation Dog is ready for mission specific scenario training and rapid deployment.
Jeff will be demonstrating the puppy imprinting and forecasting processes used to create a Top Tier K9 Foundation Dog, from selection to deployment with multiple dogs. A 4 phased, 12 week program that trains a puppy on 50 specific elements that roll up to support the 4 primary functions of tracking, scent detection, protection/apprehension and advanced obedience.
Below is a link to a 3 minute clip on our Foundation dog program which I will be covering in this class. View Video