Police Training

Current Schedule
Basic Narcotic Detection
  • July 28 - Aug 8th.
  • More 2014 dates coming soon
Basic Canine Tracking
  • 2014 dates coming soon
Advanced Narcotic Detection
  • June 23 - 27
  • 2014 dates coming soon

 

Basic Narcotic Detection

Each Department purchasing a Detector dog from Canine Academy Training Center must attend this course. It is designed to teach the first time Handler the in's and out's of learning how to use their canine to their maximum potential. Course instruction includes temperament requirements of a dog; basic principles of dog training; scent and effects of temperature, humidity and air currents; training drills; building, vehicle, and open area searches; and health care of the animal. Departments who need to have a new handler trained with an existing dog will also find this course helpful. This course is a two week program. There is optional NNDDA certification available at the end of the course.

Advanced Narcotic Handler

It is designed to teach the Handlers the in's and out's of learning how to use their canine to their maximum potential. Course instruction includes temperament requirements of a dog; basic principles of dog training; scent and effects of temperature, humidity and air currents; training drills; building, vehicle, and open area searches; and health care of the animal.  In this course the searches are more difficult in nature, making both the handler and the canine learn new ways to search regular areas. Locations include stadiums, army surplus vehicles, busses, tractor trailers, warehouses, hidden compartments in vehicles and other appropriate locations. This course is also available to Departments who need to have advanced handler training with an existing dog will also find this course helpful. This course is a one week program.

Dual Purpose Handler

Each Department purchasing a Dual Purpose (Patrol/Narcotic Detector) dog from Canine Academy Training Center must attend this course. It is designed to teach the first time Handler the in's and out's of learning how to use their canine to their maximum potential. Course instruction includes temperament requirements of a dog; basic principles of dog training; scent and effects of temperature, humidity and air currents; training drills; building, vehicle, and open area searches; and health care of the animal. Departments who need to have a new handler trained with an existing dog will also find this course helpful. This course is a three week program. There is optional NNDDA certification available at the end of the course.

Basic Canine Tracking

It is designed to teach the Canine Handler who needs to learn Tracking. Students will learn the in's and out's of learning how to use their canine to their maximum potential. Course instruction includes tracking vs. trailing, air patterns and human scent theory, wilderness tracking and city tracking, item recovery and other information needed to have a successful tracking canine. Departments who need to have a new handler trained with an existing dog will also find this course helpful. Tracking will be held outdoors, indoors, brushy areas, city areas. This course is a one week program.

Advanced Canine Tracking

It is designed to teach the Canine Handler who needs to learn Tracking. Students will learn the in's and out's of learning how to use their canine to their maximum potential. Course instruction includes tracking vs. trailing, air patterns and human scent theory, wilderness tracking and city tracking, item recovery and other information needed to have a successful tracking canine. Departments who need to have a new handler trained with an existing dog will also find this course helpful. Tracking will be held outdoors, indoors, brushy areas, city areas. This course is a one week program.

Tactical K9 Operations

This course is designed for patrol canines only. It is designed for both the rookie and veteran canine team that may become involved in a tactical situation. Situational training will include vehicle stops with multiple armed occupants, tracking armed suspects, building searches with armed suspects, vehicle extractions and other tactical issues. Officers will learn how to brief their backup officers and spotters on their duties upon an arrest with a canine. There will be blank ammo fired throughout the entire course for a realistic training environment. This is a very intense course that will help officers with any weaknesses they may have with tactical training.

Master Trainer

This program is designed for the K9 unit supervisor or for those who wish to begin learning how to train K9's for law enforcement use. Course focuses on all aspects of police canine training but has a strong focus on patrol canines and narcotic detection canines. Kennel management, health and behavior issues as well as K9 law will be discussed. Classroom instruction and hands on work with canines will be required. This course is a 10 week program.