April 14, 2016
The April interview is part 1 of an interview with Robert Noziska. In this podcast we discuss backtracking – what is it? How do you train it? What are some pitfalls?
Robert J. Noziska, serves as the Special Operations Supervisor (SOS) and K-9 Coordinator for the United States Border Patrol, Special Operations Group, headquartered in El Paso, Texas. SOS Noziska has been assigned to the special operations unit known as BORSTAR (Border Search Trauma and Rescue) since its inception in 1998. Additionally, Noziska was the driving force behind the implementation of the Search and Rescue Canine Program for the Border Patrol. Agent Noziska, developed the techniques and training methods that are currently being used by the Border Patrol SAR and Tracking canine teams today. Agent Noziska has been training Canine Teams for the Border Patrol since 2001. SOS Noziska is a certified Instructor for Human Remains Detection, Tracking/Trailing, Search and Rescue, Obedience and Narcotics Detection. Noziska was instrumental in the formation of the Horse Patrol Canine teams that are working on the southern border today, and was the instructor for those teams trained at the Canine Center El Paso in the past. Agent Noziska is a Master Trainer/Lead Evaluator/Instructor for: United States Border Patrol, North American Police Work Dog Association, National Association of Search and Rescue, National Search Dog Alliance and the National Narcotic Detector Dog Association. SOS Noziska has turned his focus and his unique skill set on training U.S. Government personnel and other State and Local agencies. His success is not only qualified by training in various canine disciplines, but includes his sound understanding of search strategies, man-tracking and the Global Positioning System. Due to his unique skill sets he has trained dog teams for foreign government agencies and has acted as a consultant for many agencies within our own government. Additionally, Noziska has been credited for the training of “Back-tracking Canines” for the Border Patrol.