Falco K9 Academy :: Andy Falco
Andy is the President of Falco Enterprises, Inc. and the Director of Falco K9 Academy.
Andy has been working with Police Dogs since 1986.
has taken everything he
has learned over that time to improve the way Police Dogs
are trained today.
In short, he
has created a more effective and humane form of training for both the dog and handler.
Andy Falco Bio
Andy is the President of Falco Enterprises, Inc. a company specializing in the training of humans and their dogs.
The company additionally supports these customers with products and services.
Andy is also the Training Director of Falco K9 Academy.
Andy worked as a Police K9 handler from 1989 to 1996 for the Anaheim Police Department in California.
During this period Andy
became passionate about Police K9 training and dog training in general.
After traveling throughout North America and Europe in seeking dog training and behavior knowledge, Andy
developed Falco K9 Academy
was then named the Departments first "in-house" training for the K9
Andy retired from the police department in 2005 to concentrate on Falco Enterprises, Inc.
Director of Falco's Police K9 Academy
Falco K9 Academy
trains the handlers and dogs for Anaheim Police Department
, Orange Police Department
, Tustin Police Department
, Palm Springs
, Cathedral City
, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center
of the Valley Medical Center and Indio Police Departments
Nationally and internationally, Andy
has selected and/or trained teams for departments in Washington, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Florida, Texas, Ohio, Colorado, Oregon, Arizona, Washington DC, Connecticut, Main, Rhode Island, New York, Alberta, Ontario, Spain, Peru, Northern Ireland, Argentina and Portugal.
Director of Falco's Detection Dog Academy
As a detection dog handler, Andy
realized the potential for using dogs to detect anything that has an odor.
In addition to the usual Narcotics and Bomb detection disciplines Andy
has developed training programs for new and innovative jobs such as Mold
, lost children and more.
Most recently Andy
has developed a new and innovative detection dog program for locating E. coli and Salmonella contaminated produce.
Falco K9 Academy
is teamed with the State of California Department of Public Health and UC Davis
This expertise has led to contracts with one of the largest companies in the world, Disney; police departments in North America, Argentina, Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic.
We have also assisted entrepreneurs in the Mold detection industry and Bed Bug Detection industry from coast to coast.
Instructor, International Police K9 Conference
As an instructor for the International Police K9 Conference, Andy traveled throughout North America 4 to 5 times a year and instructs K9 handlers and administrators on the dog behavior, training, liabilities and use of police K9s.
At each conference there are 40 to 60 students who attend the weeklong conference.
Andy is the lead instructor for the "Problem Solving" section of the school.
Problem solving is an unstructured class were student's request help on any aspect of dog behavior and police K9 training.
In the 5 years of conducting this class Andy
has been faced with hundreds questions and"problems" from aggression issues to weakness in searching behaviors.
Andy was the architect for the famous and popular group walk that is now used in the conference.
With this formula, Falco
has become very successful in the dog-training field.
currently has individual in-home training and group training throughout Southern California.
Court Recognized Expert
Since 1990 when Andy
testified as an expert in a narcotics detection case in Los Angeles Federal Court (Anaheim Police Department criminal case), he
has continued to be sought after in cases of all types involving dogs.
From detection; to use of force; to slip and fall case and Pit Bull fight rings.
has testified or reviewed cases throughout the United States.
8-Week Dog Training Manual Decoying for the Modern Patrol Dog Detection Dog Handler's Manual
Falco TV Production Company
Andy is the producer/director of all the video's found on many of the most popular video sites (YouTube, DailyMotion, etc) that feature the pet, police and detection dog training of Falco K9 Academy and other dog related story's.
Combined, these videos are viewed by 100's of thousand people.