Handler Courses

4 Week Courses

The training emphasis is on developing the skills necessary to conduct initial training and in-service training for a law enforcement K9 program.

  • Instructor Guidelines and Objectives
  • Defining the role of K9 instructor
  • Obedience Training
  • Understanding and teaching the obedience foundation
  • Teaching the fundamentals of obedience training
  • Teaching practical obedience
  • Developing K9 instructor skills
  • Choosing appropriate training methods
  • Teaching correct training practices
  • Teaching correct handler techniques
  • Police K9 Selection and Training
  • Building block training
  • Choosing the correct training approach
  • Analyzing training problems
  • Training issues and problem solving
  • K9 Handler Selection and Training
  • Defining the K9 handler skill set
  • Interviewing, testing, and selecting the K9 handler
  • Creating the learning environment
  • The suitable police dog
  • Understanding K9 drives
  • Understanding K9 temperaments
  • Testing for appropriate drives
  • Selecting a suitable police K9 candidate
  • Developing K9 drives
  • Understanding teaching approach differences
  • Choosing the appropriate teaching approach
  • Matching teaching approaches to student personalities
  • Student motivational techniques
  • Typical student handler problems
  • Student handler problem solving
  • Developing correct instructional techniques
  • Teaching the reward and correction system
  • Patrol K9 Training and Utilization
  • Teaching the various patrol training disciplines
  • Apprehension
  • Building searches
  • Area searches
  • Article searches
  • Teaching best practices for deployments
  • Narcotics Detection K9 Training and Utilization
  • Understanding and teaching K9 scent capabilities
  • Tracking
  • Decoy work
  • Deploying the Patrol K9 team
  • Teaching various scent detection training methods
  • Choosing the appropriate training method
  • Training techniques for drive building in the detection K9
  • Administration
  • K9 unit record keeping
  • K9 unit initial and maintenance training
  • Search techniques for building, vehicle, open area, and parcel searches.
  • Problem solving for the narcotics detection K9 team
  • Teaching best practices for deployments.
  • Testing and certifying for the K9 unit

8 Week Courses

The eight-week training emphasis is on developing the skills necessary to conduct initial training and in-service training for a law enforcement K9 program.

  • Instructor Guidelines and Objectives
  • Defining the role of K9 instructor
  • Developing K9 instructor skills
  • Choosing appropriate training methods
  • Teaching correct training practices
  • Teaching correct handler techniques
  • Police K9 Selection and Training
  • The suitable police dog
  • Choosing the correct training approach
  • Analyzing training problems
  • Training issues and problem solving
  • K9 Handler Selection and Training
  • Defining the K9 handler skill set
  • Interviewing, testing, and selecting the K9 handler
  • Creating the learning environment
  • Understanding teaching approach differences
  • Understanding K9 drives
  • Understanding K9 temperaments
  • Testing for appropriate drives
  • Selecting a suitable police K9 candidate
  • Typical student handler problems
  • Student handler problem solving
  • Obedience Training
  • Understanding and teaching the obedience foundation
  • Teaching the fundamentals of obedience training
  • Apprehension
  • Developing K9 drives
  • Building block training
  • Choosing the appropriate teaching approach
  • Matching teaching approaches to student personalities
  • Student motivational techniques
  • l searches
  • Problem solving for the bomb detection K9 team
  • Teaching best practices for deployments
  • Administration
  • K9 unit record keeping
  • K9 unit initial and maintenance training
  • Testing and certifying for the K9 unit
  • Building searches
  • Teaching practical obedience
  • Developing correct instructional techniques
  • Teaching the reward and correction system
  • Area searches
  • Article searches
  • Tracking
  • Patrol K9 Training and Utilization
  • Teaching the various patrol training disciplines
  • Apprehension
  • Building searches
  • Area searches
  • Article searches
  • Teaching best practices for deployments
  • Narcotics Detection K9 Training and Utilization
  • Understanding and teaching K9 scent capabilities
  • Teaching various scent detection training methods
  • Choosing the appropriate training method
  • Tracking
  • Decoy work
  • Deploying the Patrol K9 team
  • Training techniques for drive building in the detection K9
  • Search techniques for building, vehicle, open area, and parcel searches.
  • Problem solving for the narcotics detection K9 team
  • Teaching best practices for deployments.
  • Teaching various detection training methods
  • Choosing the appropriate training method
  • Narcotics detection vs. explosives detection
  • Explosives Detection K9 Training and Utilization
  • Explosives familiarization and identification
  • Handling and storage of explosives
  • Search techniques for building, vehicle, open area, and parcel

For more information about course fees, schedules and more, call (800) 658-9369 x321

Located in North Texas, True Canine International offers professional canine training services to include Police K9 training, personal protection training and an in-house breeding program. Our training and bloodlines originated in Czech Republic with world renown trainer, Leos Drbohlav.