Irene Howcroft, Owner/Operator
Irene is a Certified Master Trainer in: Obedience, Detection, Tracking/Man-Trailing, Evidence Recovery and Certified Trainer for Patrol. Together with the staff of Ruidoso Malinois she trains all Belgian Malinois K-9's at our facility.
Patrol training is very specific and methodical with protocols that are finessed for the individual dog. The finished dog that is ready for hander school is trained to the standards of NNDDA, USPCA and NAPWDA which are clearly stated on their websites.
Careful selection of these dogs is made in accordance with both the experience of the Ruidoso Malinois team as well as consulting and implementing the research findings of many studies including:
"Evaluation of fear-related aggression in police patrol dogs to unfamiliar humans during socialization stimulus"
M. Walczak, E. Adamkiewicz, A. Walasek, P. Lisowski
"Heart-rate variability as a physiological marker of self-control in police dogs"
Sarah Beurms, Yannick Boddez, Stefan Sütterlin, Ellen Van Krunkelsven, Holly Miller
"Effect of a stimulating environment during the socialization period on the performance of adult police working dogs"
Bruno Lopes, João Alves, Ana Santos, Gonçalo Da Graça Pereira
"Behavior and cortisol responses of dogs evaluated in a standardized temperament test for military working dogs"
Pernilla Foyer, Anna-Maria Svedberg, Emma Nilsson, Erik Wilsson, Åshild Faresjö