In 2010, Josh began working at one of the largest police and military kennels in the world, where he held a supervisor position working alongside world renowned trainers -training, handling, and decoying dogs. Josh oversaw several training programs and imprinted working dogs in narcotics detection and tracking. Josh also contracted as an Explosives Detection Handler at major events like NFL games. As a police officer, Josh is a K-9 handler and is currently teamed with a dual-purpose K-9. Since 2017, Josh has been assigned to his department’s Criminal Interdiction Unit as a K-9 Handler, as well as their Street Crimes Unit and High Risk Tracking Team. Josh and his partner have tracked and apprehended several dangerous individuals and are responsible for many significant seizures of drugs, firearms, and hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash. Josh has thousands of hours of K-9 training and is a graduate of several distinguished K-9 Tactical Tracking schools as well as Advanced Scent Detection, K9 Trailing, and K-9 Imprinting courses. Further, Josh is a Federal Law Enforcement Training Center Use of Force Instructor and is recognized as an expert in the K-9 field. Josh and his partner have been medalists at the American Working Dogs K-9 Olympics numerous times and Josh was named Top Cop at his agency in 2017.
Josh is the owner of Canine Deployed LLC, a company that supplies police departments with K-9s and K-9 training all around the country. Instructor Josh Brainard has trained hundreds of working dogs and thousands of handlers and is currently the K-9 trainer at his police agency. Josh Brainard comes to Street Cop with significant knowledge on police working dogs and how they can enhance our missions!