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Police Dog Training

Conifer Canine offers world class dogs and K9 training for law enforcement!  We offer a successful K9 handler school for handlers and supervisors.  Conifer Canine is a leader in K9 solutions!

Prices for K9-caliber dogs will depend upon multiple criteria.  We import from Police K9 breeders/trainers in Europe and usually have domestic dogs available as well.

Conifer Canine’s police dog training produces capable and reliable K-9 teams. We offer some of the highest performance standards in the industry. Your K-9 unit will only be as strong as the training it receives. That is why Conifer Canine’s training and certifications are thorough, realistic, and effective.  We encourage K-9 teams to strive for excellence.

Police dogs should be trained in both on-leash and off-leash obedience for reliability on the street and control by the handler.  Courts give great credence to an obedient police dog.  The police dog should generally possess balanced drives that are environmentally sound and mentally stable. K9s can be trained in suspect apprehension, handler protection, building searches, area searches, structural agility, drug or explosives detection, and tracking/trailing. Conifer Canine offers both domestic and imported prospects as well as free annual re-certifications for the dog teams we train.  Our certification standards are some of the highest and most realistic in the country and carry the same weight as national organizations.

Conifer Canine is recognized by (endorsement not implied) the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in offering K9 training, K9 handler training, and the training of support personnel (K9 supervisors, etc).

About our Police K9 Training Course

Single Purpose or Dual Purpose Training:

Your canine partner can be trained as a drug dog, bomb dog, firearms detection dog.  Target odors can vary according to the requirements of your department and the particular needs for your community.

Dual purpose dogs (those trained in both Patrol and Odor Detection) are typically German Shepherds or Malinois.  Other breeds or mixes can be considered, depending upon the needs of the department.  We train both dogs and handlers in proper techniques for solid engagements on the street.  Detection-only dogs (single purpose) can also be GSDs, Mals, Labs, Retrievers, or other breeds exhibiting the needed drives for the work at hand.  Some of these can be trained in tracking as well.

  • Realistic, life-like training and certifications
  • Scent Detection:  explosives, narcotics, and more
  • Tracking/Trailing
  • Suspect apprehension
  • Optional bi-weekly in-service training
  • Free re-certs at our facility
  • Some of the toughest certification standards available
  • Tactical operations
  • Advanced obedience, including the “Out.”
  • Training and certification conducted by certified Master Trainer and Police K9 instructor

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Conifer Canine is recognized by the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy (8/1/21) 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.

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 ground up. We offer free consultation for serious inquiries into our police dog training services.


Those interested in professionally training K9s or those who fill the role of K-9 supervisors should consider our School for Dog Trainers. Certification can be earned in becoming a Police K9 Instructor, including all aspects of K9 training, such as reduction of liability, case law, training records, and much more!.  This is a 6 week course with classes beginning in April, August, and October.  Custom start dates can be arranged for classes of 5 or more attendees.

Police Patrol Dogs

We understand the need for a thorough training program which will produce a reliable police dog in street deployments. We provide realistic police dog training scenarios that teach both the dog and the handler how to act and react as a reliable team. Legal search and seizure issues are taught and trained for.  Integration into SWAT and other engagements can be trained as well.  Furthermore, our dogs are not inferior drop-outs who have aggression issues and “will make a good police dog.” They are selected for their all-around ability to perform effectively in the field and on the street.

K9 Handler School

Conifer Canine offers both handler and dog training in the areas of Patrol, Detection, Tracking, and Obedience.  Our K9 handler school can be customized to meet the needs of your department, depending upon the experience of the handler and the goals of the department, etc.  These classes typically meet from 8am-12pm Mon-Fri for 2-6 weeks.  We recommend a minimum of four weeks’ handler training for beginning handlers and supervisors.  Learn how to make legal deployments and successful engagements with the K-9.  K9 case law, especially regarding search/seizure and use of force, are examined.

Contact us to discuss the needs of your department.  All of our Police dog training, including in-service training, can be submitted for recognition by the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy.

K9 Problem Solving workshops

  • At your location or our’s. Contact us to schedule a workshop; typically 2-3 days in length.
  • Teaching a reliable “out”
  • Dealing with false positives and other detection woes
  • Dog won’t engage in a street setting
  • Tactical integrations

K9 Officer Quotes regarding our police dog training:

“You did an awesome job with him”

“Another trainer gave us nothing when we picked up our dog; no list of commands, nothing. You took the time to explain the training. It all makes sense now!”

“Your dogs listen better than other K9s I’ve handled.”

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