We train both dogs and handlers in safe and legal techniques for solid engagements on the street. Breeds that show the most consistency for police dog work are the German Shepherd, Belgian Malinois, Labrador Retriever, German Shorthair/Wirehair Pointer. Other breeds can be used as well so long as they have the drives needed for the work that will be required of them.
- World-class dogs
- World-class training
- Realistic, life-like deployment standards
- A Premier Handler school: 4 weeks, M-F 9a-4p, $3000. Scheduling may be adjusted for local teams.
- Scent Detection: explosives, narcotics, firearms, and more
- Tracking/Trailing of suspects, elderly, lost children
- Suspect apprehension and Handler Protection
- Optional bi-weekly in-service training
- Free annual re-certs at our facility
- Realistic certification standards
- Tactical operations
- Advanced obedience, including the “Out.”
- Training and certification conducted by certified Master Trainer and Police K9 instructor
in K-9 Solutions
Conifer Canine is recognized by the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy (8/1/24) as a Training Provider for law enforcement officers and support personnel. Officers or personnel training with Conifer Canine can submit their training hours as required.
We believe that training standards, deployment standards, and certification standards should be constantly evolving to become more realistic and seamlessly integrated on the street. Many training groups seek to weaken and water down these standards in an attempt to please membership. Instead, a high standard should be utilized in order to become increasingly safe, operationally practical, and to enhance success in court.
Contact us to discuss the needs of your department. Just starting a new K9 team? We can help! We can aid your department with standard operating procedures, importing a dog (if needed), dog and handler selection, and constructing a strong K9 unit from the first training session to a real-life operational environment. We offer free consultation for serious inquiries into our police dog training services. We encourage K-9 teams to strive for excellence.
A K9 team will only be as good as the education of the handler. Our handler school gives a broad spectrum of knowledge; from hands-on training, to reading the dog’s body language, K9 case law, emergency first aid, and more! Handler school can be customized to fit the needs of the department, however we recommend a minimum of at least 2 weeks of handler school. Time/money spent in handler school reaps many benefits both in success on the street as well as minimizing liability to the department via proper deployments.
Narcotics detection is a much-needed skill and an area of police work that is that must be up-to-date in order to be effective. Drug dogs are an immense impetus in thwarting contraband drug activity. The target odors can be customized to the needs of your department/agency as not every area of the country will have the same needs. Our teams learn how to employ solid sniff tactics while operating at a high level of efficiently.
and Firearms Detection
Current trends around the world make this type of detection work a growing necessity. Whether its LE or security teams, K9s provide a detection capability that is second to none. Various options can be trained including mobile odor detection, containers, firearms in schools, etc. This form of training must not settle for subpar training. We’re here to help teams acquire top-tier training.
& Trailing Training
Whether it’s trailing a felon or trying to find an elderly person with dementia, trailing is certainly a needed task from K9s. Using tried-and-true methods, our trained teams learn how to effectively follow many different types of scenarios. Of course, in today’s society, tactical trailing is a growing need. LE teams learn safe, successful methods when training with Conifer Canine.
& Apprehension Training
Patrol work is a skill that is under constant scrutiny. While the efforts to defame LE across the land are taking place, there are numerous things that a K9 unit can utilize to minimize litigation. Using a thorough knowledge of K9 case law, training well, and applying solid deployment strategies, K9 teams can operate on a high level. Our training helps K9 units do exactly that!