Students will learn how to train all the behaviors needed in effective police dogs and/or military working dogs. Our police dog trainer school provides a full focus upon K9 training and includes basic and advanced obedience as well as practical hands-on lessons in tactical insertions, report writing, case law and more. You will learn about training equipment, record keeping, tracking, explosives and narcotics detection, drive development, first aid and much more. Using real-life situations, trainers will learn what it takes to train effective K9 units from the start to finished product. Students desiring to train pet dogs, handle canine behavioral issues, and hone business ownership skills may add-on the Obedience/Behavior course, which begins six weeks prior to the K9 Instructor course.
Learn how to train police dogs, tracking dogs, scent detection dogs and more. Graduates will be ready to hit the ground running and start training active police/military/security dogs upon graduation. The K9 Instructor course excludes Human Remains Detection and Search/Rescue (these skills are included into the Master Trainer Course).
Graduates receive certification as a K9 Instructor.
Apply online today and reserve your place in this second-to-none course. Classes in this course begin Sept.30, 2019, April 13, and August 17, 2020. Applications must be received in our office no later than two weeks prior to the start date. Custom start dates can be arranged for groups. A group discount is available for groups of 5 or more. This course meets Monday-Friday from 9am to 5pm at our facility near Spencer, IN.
Please note: All students in this course will be involved as a decoy, helper, and handler. This will include bite-work with dogs in real-life settings. While safety measures will be in place, injury and/or death is a possibility. Those who are unwilling to be involved in this element of training should not apply to the K9 Instructor course.
Student Analysis: “I wasn’t sure I could it, but you guys were patient with me and helped me become more confident in my skills as a decoy. You’re the best!”
Both financial aid and/or lodging is available, if needed. With our competitive financing options, you can take this awesome course for as little as $139/month.* The K-9 Instructor course is eligible to be covered by GI Bill education benefits for US veterans.
*Rates and terms will vary according to individual credit score, co-signer (if any), and amount of down payment.