AVAILABLE K-9 TRAINING COURSES

 
K-9 Handler Courses

We offer one of the most intense handler courses available. Our course is designed with the police officer/handler and the K-9 in mind. Our experienced staff teaches the most current methods available.

 
Our courses will include:
• When a K-9 can be used
• Handler protection
• Decoy training
• Case laws
• Use of proper equipment
• Leash control
• Search & seizure
• Bomb identification
• Community relations
• K-9 maintenance
• Officer & K-9 safety
• Alert types
• Legal issues First aid
• Drives & instincts
• Specialized training
• Drug identification
• Securing the scene
• K-9 selection
• Officer responsibilities

K-9 Trainer Courses

Two types of Trainer Courses are available: The basic Trainer Course is designed for departments to set up and maintain a K-9 program. The other Trainer Course takes an individual from start to finish with a K-9. This individual must have at least five years experience as a K-9 handler to be eligible for this course.


K-9 Obedience Course

This course is designed for basic obedience of your K-9. This course lasts for four to eight weeks. The K-9 will be kenneled at our facility for the first two weeks for intense training. The handler will also be involved in the training of the K-9 for at least two weeks. Re-enforcement training will be available for the first year at no charge.


Certifications

Detection - Drugs or Bombs: 180 hours of training is required. Included are classroom, vehicle searches, room searches, open area searches. Weekly testing with a final exam and 85 percent average is required.
Patrol: 180 hours of training is required. Included are vehicle bailouts, K-9 call-off, suspect extraction, building searches, open area searches, K-9 suspect escort, muzzle control, and miscellaneous tactical exercises.
Dual Purpose - Drugs or Bombs and Patrol: A minimum of 280 hours is required to receive certification. Included are classroom, vehicle searches, room searches, open area searches, vehicle bailouts, K-9 call-off, suspect extraction, building searches, K-9 suspect escort, muzzle control, and miscellaneous tactical exercises. Weekly testing with a final exam and 85 percent average is required.
Tracking: 180 hours of training is required. This will include short tracks, long track, bailout tracking, various surface tracking, evidence recovery. Weekly testing with a final exam and a 95 percent average is required. The final exam will include a one and a half mile track.


Re-Certifications

You must re-certify yearly with a score of 85 percent or above for renewal to maintain your certificate. Classroom and any updated training will be provided. The cost of this is $150 per K-9 team. You need to maintain your certification. We offer re-certification anytime you need. To be certified through A.W.D., this certification offers tracking, patrol, and detection of narcotics. We also offer bomb K9 certification on thirteen different odors. We have a three day refresher course available for updating your training. Classroom and lodging is provided.


•Single-Purpose - Drug or Bomb Detection - 4 weeks
•Dual-Purpose - Detection, Patrol, & Tracking - 5 weeks
•Search & Rescue - 5 weeks
•Tracking - 4 weeks
•Personal Protection - 6 weeks



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