Handler Training Courses


Supervisor Operations Course

Our Supervisor Operations Course was created for the experienced Handler or Trainer who will be assuming a Supervisory role over multiple canine teams. This course does not teach the mechanics of operating a canine, but instead focuses on topics such as K-9 Team selection (evaluating both dog and handler), advanced animal behavior (physiological and psychological factors), kenneling and training operations, odor imprinting techniques, and situational problem-solving. We instruct the Supervisor using enabling techniques that will make his or her K-9 teams more effective and better prepared.


Narcotic Detection

160 hour course - designed and tailored for law enforcement professionals.   Training topics include:

  • Scent picture and odor imprinting

  • Conditioning models, including operant and classical conditioning approaches

  • Search techniques

  • Interdiction applications

  • Legal updates

  • Documentation of training/deployment actions

  • Training aid storage, handling and use

  • K-9 First Aid and general care

 

Single-Purpose Tracking

200 hour course - designed and tailored for law enforcement professionals.  Training topics include

  • Search techniques

  • Deployment scenarios ranging from felony pursuits to locating a lost child

  • Conditioning models, including operant and classical conditioning approaches

  • Passive completion and/or aggressive completion

  • Drop article/evidence recovery

  • Tracking vs. trailing

  • Documentation of training/deployment actions

  • K-9 First Aid and general care

 

Dual-Purpose Patrol/Detection

240 hour course - designed and tailored for law enforcement professionals. Training topics include:

  • Scent picture and odor imprinting

  • Conditioning models, including operant and classical conditioning approaches

  • Search techniques

  • Interdiction applications

  • Documentation of training/deployment actions

  • Legal updates

  • Training aid storage, handling and use

  • K-9 First Aid and general care

  • Introduction to tracking

  • Introduction to decoy work

  • Drive manipulation and enhancement

  • Aggression for effecting arrests

  • Deployment scenarios - building and area searches

  • Vehicle extraction

  • Obedience vs. operational control