AN INTERVIEW WITH DOG-HANDLER JOSHUA MORTON
Joshua Morton is a retired navy seal, where he worked as a dog handler. Morton now lives in Chariton, IA, where he runs Canine Tactical, and trains dogs for police units, active shootings, drug tracking and for home protection.
Morton has used his military experience to develop his own method to train dogs for these situations and is in the process of obtaining a patent for it. He combines teaching dogs proper reactions to different situations and perceptions, rather than verbal commands which is the most common, and teaching handlers how to work with their dogs to illicit the desired response from the dog.