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Dual Purpose K9 Handler Course

January 4, 2021 @ 9:00 am January 29, 2021 @ 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 160 hours (4 weeks) K9 Handler Course that combines classroom study and practical application.  This course can provide training in the areas of Obedience, Drug Detection, Explosive Detection, Tracking, and Article Search.  Each attendee will have an opportunity to certify with their dog as a team.

*Enrollment in this course is based on current availability of dog. 

Areas of Enrollment for this course:

  • Drug Detection & Tracking
  • Explosives Detection Only
  • Explosives Detection and Tracking

Course Objectives

  • A student will use what they are taught to handle and continue training a dual purpose dog upon leaving training.
  • A student will apply what they have been taught in this course to maintain a level of proficiency in their dual purpose dog team operations to be deemed reliable in court.
  • A student will apply their knowledge to maintain a police working dog.
  • A student will use techniques taught in this course to effectively handle deployment as a dual purpose K9 Team.

Course Information

    • Benefits: 4 months and 25 days
    • Equipment & Dog Included
    • Lodging: Available at additional cost
    • 160 Hours (4 Weeks)
    • US Veteran
  • Over 12 Hours of Classroom Instruction that includes:
    • Record Keeping
    • Training Needs Assessment
    • Canine Nutrition
    • First Aid
    • Emergency Vet Care
    • Canine Behavior, Modification, Handling Techniques
    • Kennel Maintenance
    • Problem Solving
    • Obedience Training
    • Tracking Dog Training
    • Drug 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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