Handler Training Courses

K-9 handler training course dates

Narcotic Detection - Course Duration: 4 weeks
- Monday, April 8th
- Monday, May 20th

Single-Purpose: Tracking - Course Duration: 5 weeks
- Monday, April 8th
- Monday, May 20th

Dual-Purpose Patrol/Detection - Course Duration: 6 weeks
- Monday, April 8th
- Monday, May 20th


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