Foundations

About Us

As a former Navy SEAL and canine operator, I have the background and experience in real life hands-on scenarios in the safe and proficient deployment of working dogs and teams in all aspects of Military Special Forces and law enforcement operations.

Canine Tactical's training courses are designed to challenge the experienced handler while continuing to provide basic training techniques for new canine teams. Canine Tactical provides each client with proven training methods, real life experiences and a common sense approach. I know what works!

I look forward to hearing from you.

Mission

We are committed to providing each client with the highest quality working dogs and will customize a training program to meet your agency's individual needs.

Canine Tactical will not compromise on quality and is dedicated to teaching each dog and handler to work as a team to achieve their highest potential.

The Team

Canine Tactical Team Member Joshua Morton

Joshua MortonOwner/Trainer
U.S. Navy Veteran

Canine Tactical Team Member James 'Jimmy' Moore

James 'Jimmy' MooreTrainer & Decoy/Helper
U.S. Marine Corps
Joshua Morton Biography:

Joshua Morton is a veteran of United States Navy serving more than eight years as a Navy SEAL. Joshua became the first military working dog handler for SEAL Team Four.
He served as a SEAL operator and canine handler during five deployments in Iraq and has extensive first-hand experience on numerous missions in the successful utilization of a canine in combat. While deployed in Iraq he served as the subject matter expert in Joint Task Force combat missions with several U.S. allies and host nation commands.

Joshua has vast experience and expertise in:

  • Guiding and assisting new Combat Action Dog personnel in all aspects of canine tactics, techniques and procedures
  • Planning and coordinating logistical support for the screening and development of new canines


Achievements:

  • Instructed the first Naval Special Warfare Group Two Combat Action Dog course
  • Demonstrated canine advanced tactics, techniques and procedures to multiple Naval Special Warfare teams, resulting in highly trained and disciplined operators pushing Naval Special Warfare to the forefront of canine usage in Special Operations


Joshua is lead trainer for the following Agencies:

Massachusetts Police Department

Windsor Heights Police Department

Polk County Sheriff’s Office

Madison County Sheriff’s Office

Pleasant Hill Police Department

Carroll Police Department 

Carroll County Sheriff’s Office

North Liberty Police Department

Johnson County Sheriff’s Office

 

James 'Jimmy' Moore Biography:
Jimmy specializes in all aspets of the working dog field and works as a decoy. He is experienced in training both Law Enforcement and Military handlers in Police Patrol, Narcotics Detection, Explosives, Tracking, Apprehension and Obedience. Jimmys experience includes serving as a Combat Mission Explosive Detection Dog Handler in Afghanistan and a former Canine Trainer with the U.S. Department of Defense overseas. He is also experienced in puppy development for family companion and personal protection.