HITS Training & Consulting

HITS: Handler Instruction & Training Seminar

More Than Just an Acronym


HITS is more than just an acronym for the world’s largest and most comprehensive police K-9 training conference, it represents real world training concepts for modern law enforcement K-9 teams.

Join us outside the classroom for hands on training that means something when you hit the streets at night. Invite us to your training day and let’s get to work!

Power Collar Class

Precision Power Collar
Training for High Drive Patrol Dogs
April 3rd thru 5th, 2017
Waukesha County Expo/Fairgrounds

HITS Training & Consulting is hosting an intensive three day training course for ALL Law Enforcement
officers. This 24 hour training course is designed specifically for patrol dog handlers interested in learning more about how to train with the power collar or how to advance their basic skills and understanding that they already have of the power collar.

Handlers $395.00
Non-K9 Handler/Officers are encouraged to attend this class as decoys. If you wish to attend as a decoy, the cost of the class is only $295. and you’ll receive a certificate from HITS Training and Consulting for the hours.

[CLICK HERE] for details and to register by mail.

Sheriff’s Deputy, Andy Weiman and Prosecuting Attorney, Ted Daus partner up in this powerful 8 hour lecture that will show you how to put all of your hard work and drug dog training efforts on display in the courtroom. Successful prosecution of drug dog cases hinges on your dog’s reliability. If you work a drug dog for any amount of time, you already know how fast the laws are changing for search and seizure and what was illegal yesterday, is being openly smoked today. Contact us today and we’ll set up a class in your jurisdictional area. We encourage you to invite your prosecutors to the class as well. At the very least, you’ll leave this class knowing how to educate them about the reliability of your dog through the training and real life deployments.

(Contact Jeff Barrett to set this class up in your area) Jeff.Barrett@HITSK9.net

You will have the opportunity to experience and develop decoy skills through hands-on training. Our instructors will cover the basics of K-9 communication between the decoy and the police dog. With decoy safety being at the forefront of this training, our instructors will emphasize time and time again the proper procedures to follow when conducting training scenarios and the value of clear communications between the decoy, the dog and the K-9 handler. We will cover topics that include targeting techniques, body suit bites, confidence building, calming, decoy approaches and posturing. We’ll also cover muzzle fighting, stressful environments and transitions from training to real world apprehensions. Bring your dog to the next level by bringing your decoy skills there first.

(Contact Jeff Barrett to set this class up in your area) Jeff.Barrett@HITSK9.net

HITS Training & Consulting is hosting an intensive two day training course for ALL Law Enforcement officers. This 16 hour training course is designed specifically for patrol dog handlers interested in learning advanced tactics, better K-9 control and operating on a higher level through problem solving and scenario based training. Don’t fail in the real world. Scenario based training and stress inoculation is critical to survival.

We want to focus on-

– Gaining maximum K-9 control during off lead movements in high stress environments
– Better K-9 direction and control during high risk tactical searches
– Proper motivation and compulsion training techniques during intense scenario based training
– Proper use of cover at all times while deploying the dog
– Gain a better understanding of how to education and manage cover officers
– Stressful environments, stress inoculation and K-9 confidence building in unusual apprehension scenarios


Our instructors have the experience and skills to cover every aspect of K-9 handling.

Jeff Barrett

Jeff is a current K-9 Handler and Trainer in Lakeland Florida, with over 26 years working and training police dogs. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Criminology and is actively involved in civil litigation cases as an expert witness involving law enforcement K-9 use of force.

Jeff teaches several advanced and specialized tactical K-9 training courses across the country and focuses much attention to high risk tracking tactics.


Andy Weiman

Det. Weiman graduated from the Broward county police Academy in 1988 and received the academic award. Det. Weiman worked road patrol until July 1990, when he was assigned to the Pompano Beach VIN unit conducting undercover narcotics investigations. He later was assigned to the Broward Sheriff’s Office Domestic Interdiction Unit (SID) from 1994-1999. In 1999 the Pompano Beach Police Department merged with the Broward Sheriff’s Office and Det. Weiman has worked in a street level narcotics unit utilizing a drug detection and Firearms Detection canine from 1999 to 2013. Det. Weiman is currently assigned to the Broward County Narcotics Interdiction Task Force.


Ted Daus

Ted Daus is an assistant state attorney with the Broward County State Attorney’s Office in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He has been a prosecutor for the past 25 years, the last 21 of which he has been assigned to the Drug Trafficking Unit for the State Attorney’s Office. Ted graduated from Nova Southeastern School of Law in 1991. He has extensive experience as a lecturer on search and seizure for D.E.A., U.S. Customs, various Florida Police Departments, the Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association, the Police K-9 Training Institute, Police Canine Consultants and the Canine Development Group. He lectures regularly all across the country to National Canine Organization such as U.S.P.C.A., N.P.C.A., N.A.P.W.D.A & CNCA. He is an adjunct professor of law for Nova Southeastern University teaching Trial Advocacy and coaching national mock trial teams. He was the legal editor and writer for Police K-9 Magazine for the past 7 years until the magazine was sold in 2014. He lectures every year at the nation’s largest Police canine conference “HITS”. He is the current nationwide legal advisor for the National Police Canine Association headquartered in Arizona. Most recently, Ted was counsel of record for both United States Supreme Court K-9 cases, Harris & Jardines, argued before the court on October 31st, 2012. He is also a member of the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association, along with being a FEMA Certified by the Department of Homeland Security Basic Instructional Skills Instructor. He has recently co-authored a police officer-handler book entitled “K9’s in the Courtroom” available for purchase on line.


Jeff Meyer

Jeff Meyer has been a police officer since 1989. Jeff spent nearly 18 years as a dog handler and trainer for his department. Jeff handled three different dogs during his time as a handler, two single purpose patrol dogs and one dual purpose patrol/narcotics dog.

Jeff is and adjunct instructor for the state of Utah Police Service Dog program and teaches regularly in classes and seminars throughout the United States. Jeff also serves as an expert witness in civil litigation involving Police Service dogs.
Jeff is also the founder of Police K-9 Magazine. Jeff published the magazine from the original issue in 2005 until he sold it in 2014.  Currently Jeff is assigned to a special projects unit that conducts research and policy reviews.


Aaron Peterman

Lakeland Police Department, Florida

Sergeant Aaron Peterman began his career at the Polk County Sheriff’s Office (FL) in 1997 where he spent nearly four years primarily in the Tactical Drug and Narcotics Units. In 2000 Aaron was employed by the Lakeland Police Department where he was later assigned to SWAT while in the Street Crimes and Narcotics Units. While on SWAT Aaron was an entry team member as well as a Rappel Master, and competed at the SWAT Round-Up International Competition in Orange County, Florida numerous times. In 2006 Aaron was assigned to the K-9 Unit where he handled three dual certified patrol/narcotics K-9’s until being promoted out in 2014 and reassigned to SWAT as an entry team member. Aaron is the supervisor in charge of the K-9 Unit and is one of the certified trainers. Aaron is a Florida Department of Law Enforcement certified K-9 Trainer, General Instructor, Driving Instructor, and Firearms Trainer/Instructor. Aaron has instructed for HITS Training and Consulting and the Florida SWAT Association (FSA) as well being an Adjunct Instructor for Polk State College and IPTM at the University of North Florida. Aaron is the current United States Police Canine Association (USPCA) Region 1 President.


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