Our consulting services for you are based on years of experience, training and professionalism.  As a proven leader in law enforcement we can assist with whatever need your agency may have.
We offer expert testimony based on experience and training. Please contact us if you are in need of this service.

Consulting Services

We will help you build your program from the ground up.  This service consists of the following:

- Help Identify the needed equipment for vehicles, handlers and training.

- Assist you with writing or advising on a K-9 policy for your agency.

- Assist in locating and selecting the proper K-9 for your community and handler.

- Assist you with putting together a handler selection process.

- Assist your agency in preparing a Canine Manual.

- Assist in establishing a records-keeping system for deployments and training.

- Help you put together your training program for your agency.

We can also assist with evaluating your current K-9 program

- We will conduct a thorough review of your current program and make recommendations for your agency.

- We can provide expert testimony if needed.

- We can provide an impartial review of your policy or deployments. 

We can assist you with locating the perfect dog for your agency and the right fit for your community. If we don't have the right dog we will help you find the right dog .  

Our Consulting Team
Ron Cloward retired Lieutenant with the Modesto Police Department. Ron has over 30 years in the business and almost 15,000 hours of K-9 training experience. The proper evaluation of your K-9 team is very important.  The proper training is even more important and our staff of consultants will provide you with the best practices used in the field of K-9 training. Our expert staff  is what sets us apart from others.


William (Bill) Jones


            William has been a police officer in the state of California for over 25 years. He is currently a police officer with the Modesto Police Department. Prior to Modesto Police Department William worked for 10 years with The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. He has been working with Canines for 14 years. During William’s 14-year career in working canines, he has worked 2 Canines, both being a German Shepard and Belgium Malinois. William along with his canine partners have won numerous trophies in competition in W.S.P.C.A trials. This includes in the 2008-competition season overall- “Top Narcotics Canine Team” and “Top Competitor”. Both he and his canines have been credited for hundreds of arrests and seizures of both narcotics and money.

            William is a certified “P.O.S.T” canine evaluator and instructor.  He is also the former President of the Modesto Police Canine Association, which is a non-profit organization.

Robert S. Eden
President of Eden Consulting Group - Patrol Dog Instructor - Tactical Instructor - Tracking - Chemical Munitions - Narcotics - Explosives

Bob Eden has been a police officer since 1981 working with the Delta Police Department in British Columbia, Canada. Initially assigned to patrol and then traffic section, became a member of the dog section in 1983. He is the author of two books, "Dog Training For Law Enforcement" and "K9 Officers Manual" and has been involved in the development of a number of video productions for law enforcement K9 training. In 1988 Bob was appointed to the B.C. Police Commission's committee to create minimum police dog training standards for law enforcement agencies in the province of British Columbia. He was also appointed by the World Police & Fire Games Committee of California to coordinate the competition site for the World Police & Fire Games Police Dog Championships, held in Vancouver, BC in 1989. In 1991 he created and developed the International Police K9 Conference in an attempt to bring a professional training seminar to officers which was not politically oriented or specific to any particular style of training. The intent was to support all officers in methods which meet their specific needs.

Bob has also authored articles and columns in such periodicals as "Police Magazine", "Law and Order", "Police and Security News", "Finland's Rottweiler Magazine", "The Police K9 Recruiter" and "Off lead Magazine" from Australia. In 1994 he created the "The Police Dog Home Page" on the Internet at http://www.policek9.com which as become the largest and most diversified page on the net on law enforcement K9 operations.

Cameron Ford has been in K-9 for 24 years.


First serving the U.S. Air Force as a Military Working Dog Handler. Working Bomb/Patrol and Drug Patrol dogs.


Cameron is one of very few American’s ever to attend the German Polizei working dog school in Eckenbach Germany. Cameron also attended and trained at the Dutch Politie Scent Dog School in Nunspeet Holland.


Police officer in FL and TX, working as a K-9 handler, State instructor, State evaluator, and SWAT operator.


In recent years worked in the Government Contractor field overseeing training and deployment of over 300 K-9 teams in the middle east.


Guest Speaker at HITS, K-9 Cop Conference, Western States Canine Assoc. Pacific Northwest Canine Assoc. Colorado Police Canine Assoc.  Contributing Editor Police K-9 Magazine and K-9 Cop Magazine.


Former Sr. Instructor / Multi-Purpose Canine for Naval Special Warfare Group 1 (SEAL Teams 1,3,5 and 7)  and is currently a CA POST K-9 Team Evaluator.  In addition, currently working with Duke University on canine cognition as it relates to patrol and detection dogs.

Steve Lathrop is former Patrol Sergeant with Maine’s largest sheriff’s department covering 14 towns and three islands, an area spanning over 860 square miles. While working in law enforcement he was a Dual Purpose K9 handler/ trainer. Steve was also his department’s K9 Unit supervisor dedicating himself to producing some of the best K9 teams in the state. He has been training police, military and personal protection canines for the past 25 plus years. He was also instrumental in establishing Maine’s Law Enforcement Academy training standards for all canine teams in Maine. Steve is a veteran member of the department’s tactical team serving as core entry, team leader, designated marksmen and team commander. He has provide K9 assistance to many agencies including the U.S Marshals, DEA, and U.S Coast Guard, along with state and local departments. After his law enforcement career he has gone on to travel the US, South America and Middle East training canine teams in all disciplines.  Using his experience and knowledge Steve shares his passion for consistent positive reinforcement training techniques in a way that all can understand and learn from.