MARC PLUNSKE

    Marc Plunske began his law enforcement career in 1986 and was certified as a K-9 handler in 1992. He retired from the Sunrise Police Department, Broward County, Florida in 2015 and transitioned to a K-9 training position with United States Army Special Operations Command until 2020. He has been a certified State of Florida K-9 Instructor since 1997 and is also a Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) certified K-9 Team Evaluator. Marc has taught numerous K-9 academies and trained well over 150 K-9 teams in South Florida in patrol and detection. While employed with his department, Marc supervised weekly training for more than 10 surrounding police agencies (Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties), and has trained hundreds of teams at K-9 seminars conducted throughout the United States and internationally. In 2012, he was chosen by FDLE as a subject matter expert to assist in developing updated standards and certification for the State of Florida Canine Curriculum. During his tenure with USASOC, part of his duties included the opportunity to travel numerous times to Europe for the selection of canines from top rated kennels and trainers. Marc specializes in K-9 Team "problem solving" and stresses the importance of reality based training. He is the owner and founder of Police Canine Consultants.

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CLASSES: Transitioning Bitework Training to Real Suspects

This class looks at aggression and real life “street bite” issues. The class defines the “ideal” bite, highlights why dogs may not engage a real suspect and guides you through  proven step-by-step training methods that transition the dog from training to reality. A variety of methods and equipment, including ArminLeggan® products will be discussed that condition your dog for a real use of force encounter. Don’t be misled to believe that because a dog bites sleeves and suits that he will bite a real suspect. Having worked the street as a K9 handler for over 30 years, these instructors draw from the experience of living the reality of the street both in police and military applications. This class will present facts rather than theory.