Former K9 Cop Wins Prestigous Writer Award for K9 Trailing Book

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Jeffrey Schettler win 2012 Haggerty Award presented by the Alliance of Purebred Dog Writers for his book on training trailing or tracking dogs.

Former K9 Cop wins his second award for excellence in dog writing.

Jeffrey Hampton Schettler was honored as the 2012 recipient of the Arthur J. Haggerty Award for excellence in writing by the Alliance of Purebred Dog Writers with his book entry, "K9 Trailing—The Straightest Path." Schettler was also the keynote speaker at the awards luncheon which took place on Sunday, February 12, at Sardis' restaurant in New York City. The award, established in honor of Captain Arthur Haggerty, one of the greatest dog writers of all time, is presented annually just prior to the Westminster Dog Show.

"K9 Trailing—The Straightest Path" (Alpine Publications, 2011) is the first of a series of books detailing Schettler's methods of training trailing dogs. He presents workshops on the subject throughout the U.S.A. and abroad, and trains regularly as his Georgia K9 Academy in Canton, Georgia (http://www.gak9.com). Schettler is also the author of "Red Dog Rising," an award-winning autobiographical account of his experiences with his police Bloodhound, Ronin.

Schettler's accomplishments center around being a pure breed working dog provider, trainer and writer, and a service dog provider for children with disabilities. He pioneered the use of German Shepherd Dogs for trailing work with autistic children using the sound police methods of trailing outlined in his book.

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