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Buck Dikes’ Bio

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Buckley Dikes

Buck has over twenty-four years experience as a canine handler, trainer, canine unit commander and is a P.O.S.T. certified canine evaluator, certified by the State of California.  Buck is a retired law enforcement professional, retiring from civil service in 2002.  Buck possesses the P.O.S.T. Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, Supervisory and Special Certificates.  Buck has attended the P.O.S.T. Police Management Course and he is a graduate of the Sherman Block-Supervisory Leadership Institute.

Buck has developed canine units for police agencies and has served as a canine consultant for the Northern California League of Cities. Buck has served as the trainer-of-record for police agencies throughout California and he supervised numerous police dog teams in his career.  Buck has conducted yearly canine evaluations for over 100 police service dogs.  Buck also served over four years in the United States Marine Corps as a machine gunner and as an aviation ordnance technician.

Internationally, Buck has managed and trained over 300 dog teams in his career. This includes the breeding, selection and training of green service dogs and training numerous handlers in all areas of service dog applications.  Buck has managed numerous international canine service mobilization/de-mobilization operations.  As an instructor, Buck developed numerous canine training courses throughout California and internationally.

Buck is on staff with Central Texas College and in his spare time, while deployed overseas, Buck offers law enforcement courses for military personnel, through the Military Education Center.  Buck also has experience as an instructor/facilitator, teaching law enforcement courses at a Bachelors degree level for the University of Phoenix in southern Nevada.  Buck has a Masters of Arts Degree in Management (MA) from National University, a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Organizational Leadership (BA) and an Associates of Arts Degree in Administration of Justice (AA).  Buck is a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt.

Buck is now considered one of the world’s leading experts in canine training and canine behavior. His years of experience, expertise, and the success that he has achieved makes him a sought after international business advisor, trainer, and speaker. Having built one of the largest and most successful canine companies in the world, Buck’s reputation is ever expanding.