Tactical Canine Training Courses
This course teaches the K9, the handler and the team how to integrate together during high-risk building clearing operations. The focus will be teaching the K9 to discriminate between the team and the threat based on the team’s appearance, actions and commands. The course will include: movement to breach, actions at breach, off lead clearing tactics (rooms, hallways, stairwells, intersections), detection operations and realistic scenarios. Day and night training will take place during this course.
This 4-week course is an advanced course designed to train both handler and canine for the most complex tactical situations. Canine training, employment techniques, maneuver tactics and scenarios will be the focus.
This course teaches handlers how to use a laser pointer to direct a canine for off lead purposes.
This 3-week course discusses Learning Theory, teaches both classical conditioning and operant conditioning, and provides a cognitive view of canine learning. We discuss and apply communication through markers and how it can make your training more efficient. Finally, the course provides fundamental modern training in the use of the e-collar and how a handler can develop push-pull behaviors.
This course teaches handlers how to properly introduce an electronic collar to a canine so it can effectively be utilized in training and in the field.
This course teaches handlers how to shoot, move and communicate effectively with their canines during hostile situations. By the end of this course, the handlers will have the tools required to teach their canines to remain calm and obedient to commands during gunfire. Training will involve both fieldwork and live fire exercises. This course is essential for both patrol K9 handlers as well as SWAT/tactical handlers.
Conducting an area search with a canine against an armed suspect is an extremely difficult and dangerous task. Having the proper tools and knowledge at your disposal is critical for success. This course focuses on teaching handlers and canines how to execute an on or off lead area search for a suspect in both urban and rural environments. We will also discuss our combat experiences utilizing special tactics in these types of environments to be successful. Canine training, employment techniques, maneuver tactics, asset utilization and scenarios will be the focus. Day and night training will take place during this course.
This course teaches handlers and canines how to effectively conduct a building search for suspects. Canine training, employment techniques, maneuver tactics and scenarios will be the focus.
This course teaches handlers and canines how to conduct a vehicle interdiction. Canine training, employment techniques, maneuver tactics and scenarios will be the focus.
Canine Detection Courses
This course teaches the handler how to enhance the detection capabilities of their K-9. Working dog olfaction has been researched heavily over the last decade of warfare and as a direct result, we are able to reduce odor amounts significantly as well as increase the intensity of the search from the canine. Finally, the K-9 will be trained to detect target odors on people moving through an environment.
This course incorporates detection at greater distances. A handler should be able to send his K-9 to a suspicious vehicle at distance; he should not be 6ft away from the search area. The training in this course is sophisticated and provides both the handler and canine with operational and future training techniques.
In an era of unparalleled movement of goods both domestically and internationally, the transfer of contraband and hazardous materials are a growing threat. The use of trained canines is one of most effective ways to combat that threat. This training includes teaching canine teams how to effectively train and detect explosives, narcotics and other targets of interest.
The day-to-day training and routine kennel work is when 90% of canine medical issues occur. Recognizing, and avoiding the common “Disease Non-Battle Injuries” will keep your Canine in the fight and ready to respond when the call comes for action. This course covers kennel design and maintenance, canine care and husbandry, basic First-Aid for the kennel, preparing and maintaining the kennel and range K9 First Aid kit. This course also covers basic canine anatomy and lifesaving procedures and techniques.
The number one killer of all Law Enforcement K9’s throughout the US for 2016 was directly related to the lack of conditioned canines. To fully reach the pinnacle of the canine potential, a conditioning program must be implemented in any LE or MWD program. From detection, to apprehension and patrolling, the success of the canine athlete warrior rests on their nutrition and conditioning. This course will cover program design, nutrition, thermoregulation, supplements, conditioning equipment, canine exercise physiology, canine sports rehab and injuries.
Whether close by, or hours from veterinary medical support, the K9 handler is the first responder to any and all injuries their canine sustains. The Advanced Canine Tactical Combat Casualty Care course offers unparalleled medical instruction from point of injury, the casualty collection point, and through the MEDEVAC/CASEVAC process. A crawl, walk, run method is employed to instruct varying levels of medical knowledge. From the unit medic, team member, or canine handler, any attendee will gain a unique depth of knowledge covering canine anatomy, medical landmarks, drug dosages, veterinary procedures, and recognizing and treating life threatening complications that pose a threat to all canines engaged in the fight. This course includes 2 days of lecture, 1 day of table top cadaver work and 1 day of scenario based training.