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National K9 Certification

Improve your deployment capabilities with CCU Certification

CCU National K9 Certification is a set of K9 standards established by us to test the reliability of a Police K9 team, Security Working Dog Team, and other K9 Teams that must maintain an established standard of control and reliability. The certification sets a minimum standard that complements deployment standards. Don’t spend weeks preparing for accreditation. Certify under proven standards that coexist with your day-to-day function. Keep your team qualified with CCU’s National K9 Certification.

If you or your department are wanting the reassurance of CCU’s K9 certification, reach out today. Our nationally recognized trainers will teach you everything you need to know to make sure you certify. Covering case law related to K9s and industry standards for those in the field is a way to protect your team.

Build The Reliability of Your K9 Team

Based on Police K9 case law, industry standards, and the extensive experience of Police K9 professionals that consult on behalf of the reliability of the certification bylaws.

Each K9 Team (dog and handler) is evaluated based on the active CCU National K9 Certification Bylaws at the time of testing and on a pass/fail basis.

Our Courses are Approved

  • Georgia Peace Officer Standards & Training (P.O.S.T.)
  • South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy (SCCJA)
  • Illinois Peace Officer Standards & Training (P.O.S.T.)
  • U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs Education Benefits

Custom Canine Unlimited maintains an active license with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to provide our clients with the most reliable and highest quality drug detection training.

Core Training Values

Each course is developed with a Core Value System to ensure that each dog and student is trained to apply what they learn at our facility in “real life”. These Core Values include:

  • Teaching a developed curriculum that is designed to maximize training time
  • Include a manual with the full details on training material
  • Provide a full warranty
  • Ensure record keeping of each course to reduce liability
  • The fill-in-the-blank test requires the student to learn the material
  • Practical exercises test each student in the field by uncovering problems in training

Reliability Program

Our Reliability Program has been developed over our many years of training K9 Teams. This Program attacks these issues in three ways:

  • Dog Selection: Selecting the proper dog for the task at hand is essential. The dog’s drive, characteristics, and health are vital elements of the process.
  • Dog Training: Based on science and experience, we set each dog up for success, and test each dog to uncover issues.
  • Handler Training: Knowledge must flow down the leash, not up it. Each handler is taught and tested in the skills required to succeed in the field.

CCU National K9 Certification Objectives

Provide a Realistic assessment of a K9 Team’s reliability

Compliment deployment standards rather than contradict them.

Meet case law and industry standards

Provide a network of like-minded K9 Handlers & Trainers

Finally, a K9 Certification that builds reliability.

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Benefits Of The CCU National K9 Certification

Since 2011 CCU National K9 Certification has proven reliability for over 450 K9 teams worldwide. For over a decade, K9 groups working under this K9 cert challenged in Federal, State, and Local courts across the United States have resulted in zero cases lost due to these certification standards. Furthermore, civil proceedings have used these standards to protect the agency and canine. Reducing liability is a concern for all agencies, and this K9 certification is one vital way to help accomplish that.

Certifications Offered In These Areas

Obedience

Drug Detection

Explosives Detection

Firearms Detection

Electronic Storage Device Detection

Tracking

Article Search

Patrol

Our Certifications Are Accredited

Georgia Peace Officer Standards & Training (P.O.S.T.)

South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy (S.C.C.J.A.)

Illinois Peace Officer Standards & Training (P.O.S.T.)

    Custom Canine Unlimited Recommends

    Each K9 Team working in a law enforcement capacity maintains an average of 4 hours of training per week and is certified yearly.

    The Police K9 certification has existed for over 50 years, with standards ranging in each established organization. But one thing is clear. Police dogs today should train continuously and be certified yearly. A K9 team that fails to empower and train will always raise questions about why the K9 Team would operate outside of industry standards. Suppose your K9 Team has not been certified within the last year, or you’re looking for a certification that will challenge your teams to train in a more realistic capacity, support your reliability, and provide resources for like-minded K9 handlers. In that case, the CCU National K9 Certification is what you need to implement into your K9 program.

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    Advance Series K9 Training
    Advance Series Training

    Custom Canine Unlimited Advanced Series K9 Training is the latest development of K9 Team training courses.

    These courses target developing the most deployment-ready K9 teams possible. Courses delivered within this series of K9 training target trained and certified K9 Team advancement.

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    Drug Dog & Handler Training

    Custom Canine Unlimited trains high drive single-purpose dogs for reliable drug detection. We have prepared some of the world’s most reliable drug dogs and handlers. A readily available selection of reliable, trained drug dogs for sale is always kept at our facility.   We ensure all of our drug dogs are trained to the highest standards using our “Reliability Program,” and our drug dog handler training prepares each handler for the “Real-World.”

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    Explosives Dog & Handler Training

    Custom Canine Unlimited explosives detection dogs are high-drive, single-purpose dogs trained for explosives detection. We train some of the world’s most reliable explosives dogs (EDD) and explosives dog handlers. We maintain a great selection of reliably trained bomb dogs for sale at all times. All of our EDD dogs are trained to the highest standards using our “Reliability Program” and our explosives dog handler training prepare each handler for the “real-world.”

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    Tracking Dog & Handler Training

    Custom Canine Unlimited utilizes the most comprehensive and reliable police k9 tracking training methods in training our tracking dogs. Our dogs are trained to use all aspects of a scent picture to locate the missing person or suspect quickly. We enhance K-9 Handler safety and increase reliability within the training program of each dog.

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    Patrol Dog & Handler Training

    Custom Canine Unlimited utilizes the most comprehensive and reliable training methods in training our patrol dogs, with the heaviest focus on control. Case law is clear that a patrol dog must be under control, and our dogs are trained to incorporate the highest case law and industry standards to ensure “road ready” dogs. We believe pushing a dog in training will minimize failures in deployment and reduce liability for our departments.

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    Police Decoy Course

    This Police Decoy Training Course is designed for law enforcement officers and military personnel that use K9 units for detecting and apprehending in the field. While decoys are an often overlooked position in a K9 training team, it is a position that is not fit for the faint of heart. Contact our experienced trainers at Custom Canine Unlimited today to learn more about our intense and vigorous decoy training!

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    CCU National K9 Certification

    CCU National K9 Certification is a set of minimum K9 standards established to test the reliability of a Police K9 team, Security Working Dog Team, or other K9 Team that must maintain an established standard of control and reliability. This police k9 national certification sets a minimum standard that complements deployment standards rather than contradicts them. Don’t spend weeks preparing for accreditation; instead, certify under proven standards that coexist with your day-to-day function.

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    Criminal Apprehension for Street Officers

    Designed to give law enforcement officers the skills necessary to help identify and apprehend individuals involved in criminal activities by providing officers with the knowledge of what to look for on a traffic stop or other citizen encounters. This course, taught by an expert in the field, will help officers spot criminal activity in both passenger and commercial vehicles.

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    Police K9 Trainer Course

    Police departments across the country need qualified Police K9 trainers. The Police K9 Trainer Course is an intensive six-week program that provides students with the skills and knowledge necessary to train single purpose and dual purpose police dogs. 

    superior training. For the Serious

    When it comes to training, we take it serious. Some offer training for the fun of it and deliver results that are subpar. Custom Canine Unlimited understands the reality of our teams working in the real world. Our training is developed to meet the demands of the real world.

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    The framework for each class, course, and program is built to meet a specific purpose, however we are still able to provide the nessary custom training each dog and person needs. 

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    U.S. Veteran K9 Training

     

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    Testimonials

    I just want to thank all the trainers for the time and hard work they put into us as I know its not easy training new handlers. I felt like everyone here was here to help and l enjoyed my time at CCU.

    Michael Aguilar

    K9 Handler, Columbus Police Department

    “I would like to thank the entire staff for the gems that were shared with me. One of the hardest and challenging courses I have encountered. Thank for making Tracking interesting. If nothing I will always keep in mind Have Fun and Confidence.”
    Eugene Young

    Is housing available?

    Yes, Housing is available.  Although it is not on site it is within 7 minute drive from the facility. 

    What are the class sizes?

    Each class is designed differently, however for the most part our student to instructor ratio is 4:1.