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Single Purpose K9 Handler Course

Use GI Bill® for K9 Training

January 4, 2021 @ 9:00 am - January 22, 2021 @ 5:00 pm EST

Single Purpose K9 Handler Course


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The Single Purpose K9 Handler course is approved to use your GI Bill® for K9 training. The course provides the training you need to become a certified Drug Dog or Tracking Dog Handler. The Single Purpose K9 Handler Course allows U.S. Veterans to use their GI Bill® or other VA Education Benefits for tuition assistance.

This course is a comprehensive hands-on 120 hours (3 weeks) K9 Handler Course that combines classroom study and practical application. This course will allow students to select a training path that best suits their career goals (see below) and attend the course with one of our trained dogs.

Each student may choose their path of study at registration in one of two areas:

  • Drug Detection K9 Handler
    • Obedience
    • Drug Detection
  • Tracking
    • Obedience
    • Human Tracking
    • Article Search

Developed through the direct working dog experience of Custom Canine Unlimited training staff. This course allows students to reap the benefits of being prepared to deploy as a K9 handler from K9 trainers who have walked in their shoes. The staff's experience combined with a proven curriculum taught at a 47 acre K9 training facility is among the key reasons Custom Canine Unlimited's Single Purpose K9 Handler Course proves to reliably prepare each student for their career as a K9 Handler. Use GI Bill for K9 Training today and start on your new career path. 

*Final Approval of Enrollment in this course is based on the current availability of trained dogs. 


    • Benefits: 4 months and 10 Days
    • Dog & Equipment Included*
    • Lodging: Available at additional cost

    • 120 Hours (3 Weeks)

    • US Veteran

  • Over 10 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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