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Police K9 Instructor Course

Twelve week course (480 hours) is $7500

Police dogs working as K9 units, tracking dogs, scent dogs and other service dogs are among the best trained canines active today. These dogs are trained to workpolice dog trainer alongside officers in finding and apprehending suspects, detecting dangerous substances and keeping communities safe. Dog Trainer College provides the instruction needed to make successful police dogs, military dogs, and security dogs through the Police K9 Instructor course.

Students will learn how to train all the behaviors needed in effective police dogs and/or military working dogs. Our police dog trainer school includes behavior and obedience courses as well as 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 more. Using real-life situations, trainers will learn what it takes to train effective K9 units.

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 and Rescue (these skills are included into the Master Trainer Course).

Graduates receive certification as a Police K9 Instructor.

Apply online today and reserve your place in this second-to-none course.

Both financial aid and/or lodging is available, if needed.

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What will this course enable me to do?

  1. Learn how to work with the dog – not against him; bringing out the best in the dog
  2. Understand the concepts behind efficient training and the fundamentals of conditioning
  3. Create your own website that will attract visitors and establish business credibility
  4. Train a variety of dogs with a variety of needs using a variety of tools in a variety of ways
  5. Diagnose training problems and formulate a plan to overcome them
  6. Manage a kennel operation in a clean, healthy setting
  7. Grasp the proper (and improper) use of dog training aids
  8. Understand the importance of socializing puppies
  9. House-train dogs/puppies in the best way/s possible
  10. Use social media as a means of marketing your brand/product
  11. Know how a dog “pack” works
  12. Realize the need for socialization and how to be thorough in socializing puppies/dogs
  13. Be able to train dogs in both basic and advanced obedience
  14. Recognize canine anatomy
  15. Identify canine behaviors and signals
  16. Diagnose different kinds of canine aggression
  17. Establish the foundation for beginning your own dog training business
  18. Recognize a variety of breeds and their inherent differences
  19. Understand the nutritional needs of the canine and how best to meet them
  20. Recognize health issues of the canine and be able to administer emergency first aid
  21. Understand how Search Engine Optimization works and what can be done to improve yours
  22. Utilize various advertising and marketing options
  23. Be able to effectively answer your client’s questions
  24. Realize the many kinds of training that you may consider offering to your clients
  25. Select solid candidates for Police K9 dog prospects
  26. Understand how to train the detection dog from start to finish
  27. Enhance the dog’s drives
  28. Conduct practical agility
  29. Instruct handlers, K9 supervisors, and the K9
  30. Handle tracking/trailing dogs dependably
  31. Recognize canine behavior on the track
  32. Engage and neutralize a suspect
  33. Recognize inferior qualities that would hinder reliable K9 work
  34. Understand how genetics, upbringing, and training technique will influence the final product
  35. Recognize the variety of equipment used in K9 training
  36. Utilize equipment effectively, properly, and safely
  37. Learn how to be a great decoy (helper, agitator)
  38. Teach tracking/trailing searches in various environments
  39. Utilize patrol containment techniques
  40. Conduct SWAT operations with the K9
  41. Understand the need for real-life training and certifications
  42. Understand how genetics, upbringing, and training technique will influence the final product
  43. Recognize the variety of equipment used in K9 work
  44. Utilize equipment effectively, properly, and safely
  45. Comprehend case law that affects utilization of a K9

Police K9 Instructor Course Outline

  • Training Fundamentals
    • Conditioning
    • Phases of Training
    • Correction vs. Reward
  • Obedience
    • Basic and Advanced, On/Off Leash
    • Proper use of a Prong collar
    • Proper use of a Remote collar
    • Clicker Training
    • Baiting/Luring
  • Canine Development
    • Puppies
    • Housetraining
    • Socialization
    • Canine Anatomy
  • Canine Behavior
    • Analysis
    • Prevention
    • Treatment
    • Breed Awareness
    • Dog-to-Human Aggression
    • Dog-to-Dog Aggression
  • Canine Health
    • Nutrition
    • Canine CPR
    • Canine First Aid
    • Kennel Management
  • Business Integration
    • Website construction
    • Search Engine Optimization
    • Social Media
    • Advertising and Marketing
  • Teaching Practical Agility
    • Confidence Development
  • Scent Theory
    • The Trailing Dog
    • Narcotics and Explosives Detection
  • Selection of K9s
    • Puppy
    • Adult
    • Testing necessary drives
  • Drive Development
    • Puppy development
    • Prey Drive
    • Defense Drive
    • Hunting Ability
  • Training the Search (Narcotics & Explosives)
    • Imprinting Target Odor
    • Simple Direct Association
    • Deferred Response
    • Other Detection Training Methods
    • Search Methods
    • Vehicle Searches
    • Building Searches
    • Teaching the Alert
    • Problem Solving
    • Proofing
  • Protection Equipment
    • Bite Sleeves
    • Bite Suit
  • Decoying Techniques
    • Proper Handling Techniques
    • Agitation
    • Working the Grip
    • Target Biting
    • Channeling Drives
  • The Trailing Dog
    • Scent Theory
    • Variable Surface Trailing
    • Scent Discrimination Trailing
    • The Bark Alert
    • Problem Solving
    • Patrol Containment Techniques
  • Suspect Apprehension
    • Building Searches
    • Open Area Searches
    • K9 Swat Integration
    • Problem Solving
  • Police K9
    • Case law
    • Tactical Insertions
    • Search & Seizure
    • Real-life Scenario training
  • Final Exam and Certification

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