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Tracy Landis

Tracy Landis

Tracy Landis

Tracy was a K-9 handler for West Virginia State Police for more than 18 years and has continued to work dogs as Chief of Police and for contract work all the United States since her retirement.  Tracy has trained hundreds of police dogs for detection, tracking/trailing, apprehension, and article searches.  She has also trained personal protection dogs, service dogs, therapy dogs and thousands of pet dogs.  She has more than 28 years of experience training dogs and handling dogs in the field.

Her story starts back in 1992 when her Sergeant saw her working with her pet dog at the detachment and suggested she attempt to join the State Police K-9 Unit.  The unit wasn’t formed until 1996 and Tracy was one of the first Trooper’s selected.  To this day, she is the only female K-9 handler from the WVSP.

While working with her State Police K-9’s, Tracy attended several courses and seminars to advance her knowledge in training dogs for police work.  Within a few years she was training several dogs a year for various police departments around the United States, Canada and Mexico.  Tracy felt that it was important to learn from an experienced law enforcement trainer that worked every aspect of the job to better inform her K-9 teams.

We can all agree that dog training has advanced exponentially in the last decade, therefore Tracy continues to take courses and attend seminars to continue her education.  Real World training from an experienced handler/trainer is what sets Tracy apart from the competition.