CANINE HANDLER COURSE

(CERTIFICATIONS / RE-CERTIFICATIONS)

OUR HANDLER COURSE

OUR HANDLER COURSE WAS AND IS DESIGNED TO MERGE THE K9 AND K9 OFFICER TOGETHER AS A TEAM TO PERFORM IN A LAW ENFORCEMENT CAPACITY. OUR INSTRUCTORS COME FROM A BACKGROUND THAT INVOLVED TECHNICAL INSTRUCTION IN A GOVERNMENT OR HIGHER EDUCATION LEVEL PROFESSIONAL ENVIRONMENT.

THE NEXT GENERATION K9 HANDLER COURSE(S) WERE DEVELOPED USING THE INSTRUCTIONAL SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT PHILOSOPHY COMMONLY FOUND IN TECHNICAL TRADE OR GOVERNMENT RELATED COURSES AND SCHOOLS. THIS SYSTEM STRESSES THE END ROLE, TASKS AND ITEMS THE STUDENT MUST PERFORM IN THEIR DUTIES OR JOB ASSIGNMENT. THOSE IN RETURN LEARNING OBJECTIVES ARE DEVELOPED WHICH DIRECTLY RELATE TO THE ROLES TASK AND ITEMS.

 

OUR HANDLER COURSES ARE 80 PERCENT PRACTICAL APPLICATION WHICH LEARNING OBJECTIVES ARE VALIDATED THROUGH HANDS ON PERFORMANCE RELATED TEST AND VALIDATIONS AND 20 PERCENT WRITTEN OR CLASSROOM RELATED INSTRUCTION.

OUR COURSES ARE INTENSE AND PUSH THE HANDLERS AND CANINES TO GO WELL BEYOND A FOUNDATION BUT TO BECOME A K9 TEAM.

OUR DUAL PURPOSE COURSE COVERS THE BELLOW LISTED LEARNING OBJECTIVES AND WILL QUICKLY PROGRESS FROM NORMAL TRAINING PROBLEMS TO ACTUAL LAW ENFORCEMENT BASED SCENARIOS WHICH THE K9 OFFICER WILL LEARN THE APPLICATION OR DEPLOYMENT TECHNIQUES RELATED TO HIS NEW PARTNER.

  • CLASSROOM- WRITTEN OR LECTURE PORTION OF THE HANDLER COURSE
  • SAFETY
  • KENNEL MAINTENANCE AND SANITATION
  • K9 FIRST AID
  • MAINTAINING WORKING K9
  • PRINCIPALS OF CONDITIONING- IS BE CARRIED OVER TO PRACTICAL APPLICATION
  • OPERANT AND CLASSICAL CONDITIONING
  • MAINTAINING PROFICIENCY OF K9
  • SENSORY SPECTRUM
  • PRACTICAL APPLICATION FOR PATROL DOG
  • OBEDIENCE
  • OBSTACLE OR AGILITY COURSE
  • CRIMINAL APPREHENSION
  • TRACKING
  • AREA SEARCH FOR SUSPECT
  • EVIDENCE OR ARTICLE SEARCH
  • BUILDING SEARCH FOR SUSPECT
  • PRACTICAL APPLICATION FOR NARCOTICS DETECTION DOG
  • SAFETY
  • SEARCH TECHNIQUES
  • BUILDING SEARCH
  • LUGGAGE SEARCH
  • VEHICLE SEARCH
  • HO– USE SEARCH
  • SEARCH PATTERNS
  • READING K9 CHANGE OF BEHAVIOR
  • DOCUMENTATION AND TRAINING UTILIZATION RECORDS
  • CASE LAW

NOTE NARCOTICS AND EXPLOSIVE DETECTION COURSE WILL HAVE SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES RELATED TO THEIR APPROPRIATE TYPE OF DETECTION. FOR EXAMPLE EXPLOSIVE CLASS WILL HAVE A SAFETY PORTION FOR TRANSPORTING STORING AND UTILIZATION OF EXPLOSIVE TRAINING AIDS.

OUR DUAL PURPOSE CERTIFICATION IS SCENARIO BASED AND CONTROL AND PERFORMANCE IS HIGHLY CRITICAL TO SUCCESS.