I would like to thank you and Bruce Jackson for all of your efforts when the Sumner Police Department began talking about starting a police K9 program. I contacted you and told you about the police departments desire to start the program. Approximately three weeks later you advised you had not only located a 2 ½ year old German Sheppard named Max, but had been in contact with a person that was willing to donate money to help the city start the program. After multiple meetings with the city, which you and Bruce Jackson attended, the Sumner Police Department had the start of a K9 program.

For the next three months, you and Bruce dedicated yourselves to Max and I’s success. I learned just how difficult it was to become a good K9 team. During the training you were professional and patient while I learned to communicate and read K9 Max. I was always amazed at how you always had an answer and solution for my questions and concerns. After many long days and nights of training I began attending training with the Pierce County Metro teams. Because of your training, K9 Max and I transitioned into Metro with confidence and the knowledge to succeed as a working K9 team.

It was very apparent during my time with both of you, that you do not just train dogs, you teach people to communicate, read, and anticipate their K9’s behavior. Using these techniques K9 Max and I became a certified Washington State K9 team and part of the Pierce County Metro K9. Without your diligence, knowledge and commitment, this would not have been possible. You are truly a one of a kind trainer!

Thank you for all your help,
Officer Chad Kiblinger