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Detection Trainer Course

November 8 @ 9:00 am December 10 @ 5:00 pm EST

This course is for US Veterans only using their GI Bill or other VA Education Benefits as tuition assistance. This is a comprehensive hands-on Detection Dog Trainer Course that combines classroom study and practical application.  This course is approved for VA Education Benefits (GI Bill). This course will teach and certify a student as a Detection Dog Trainer upon successful completion. If your goals are to be a professional dog trainer, open a dog training facility, or gain employment training dogs in the area of detection then this is the course for you. This course will prepare a student to train dogs on a professional level. This curriculum may be adapted to your specific needs within the realms of obedience training.

Course Objectives

  • A Student will use what they are taught to have an applicable understanding of the canine behavior, canine behavior modification, and canine detection training techniques.
  • A student will apply what they have been taught to train dogs in the area of detection.
  • A student will acquire the tools and resources needed to further their career in the canine training field.
  • A student will use techniques taught in this course to effectively train dogs as a professional dog trainer or consultant.

Course Information

    • COURSE COST
    • Benefits: 4 months and 10 days
    • Equipment: Optional
    • Lodging: Student
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  • COURSE LENGTH
    • 200 Hours (5 Weeks)
  • STUDENT TYPES
    • US Veterans
  • Over 15 Hours of Classroom Instruction that includes:
    • Record Keeping
    • Training Needs Assessment
    • Canine Nutrition
    • First Aid
    • Emergency Vet Care
    • Canine Behavior, Modification, Training Techniques
    • Drives & Traits
    • Kennel Maintenance
    • Problem Solving
    • Tracking Dog Training
    • Detection Dog Training
    • Search Techniques
    • Proficiency Training
    • Training Aid Storage, Maintenance, and Accountability
    • Properties of Scent
  • Will Combine Theory (rules, ideas, principles, and techniques) and Practical Skill
  • Objectives that the student trainer must learn and demonstrate by:
    • Organized Based on a Curriculum
    • Written Exams
    • Practical Exercise Exams

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