With their fantastic sense of smell, dogs can be valuable tools for law enforcement in sniffing out illegal substances, bodies, missing persons and even explosives. Plus, they make pretty great partners for the men and women of the force, too!
These dogs, like officers, are only as good as the people who train them. Without a skilled trainer and handler, a dog’s keen sense of smell goes underused, but who trains the trainers? The answer is the expert training staff at Dog Trainer College.
Dog Trainer College offers scent detection dog training programs where students gain the knowledge and certification to be able to teach the skills and train the techniques to these wonderful animals. Our courses train proper handling skills, scent imprinting, detection prospects, first aid, proof, problem solving and so much more.
Each trainer will learn how to develop these skills and abilities in dogs, but also about how scent detection works and how to best use it. The trainers will learn how to train dogs to not only uncover hidden narcotics or explosives, but also for use in bed bug detection, cancer detection, antler shed detection and many other unique scent searches.
This program will help students understand the various training aids and how to use them effectively, how to handle a dog in a way that will encourage effectiveness, how to use effective search methods and how to dependably proof a dog.
Training a dog can be a rewarding experience, and can even be life-saving if the dog you train goes on to identify hidden explosives or detect a cancer early enough to treat. If you are interested in training dogs, enrolling at the Dog Training College can give you the tools and knowledge you need to have a fantastic career in dog training.
Dog Trainer College offers the scent detection dog training program as three different courses – six weeks long, eight weeks and 12 weeks – and we even offer on-site housing for dog trainers. If you already work with dogs, but want to improve your skills, or are interested in starting down the road to a career working with dogs to harness their abilities, reach out to Dog Trainer College today by calling 812-650-2394.