Training Programs

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Patrol/ Multi-purpose Canine Courses

Decoy Tactics and Canine Behavior
Our program starts with understanding the dog and what drives him. We then apply it into the context of his working nature and how to shape the dog’s behavior to make him a confident street dog. Students will develop skills and confidence in building green dogs, improving seasoned working dogs, targeting, problem-solving, and more. We can assure you that you have not experienced this perspective at any other Decoy/ Helper class you may have attended.

The course can be designed as a (3) to (5) day program and is designed to provide a basic understanding of canine behavior as it applies to shaping aggression in green and experienced dogs used in Law Enforcement and Military applications. The course begins with an in-depth classroom module on canine behavior and safety protocols. The remainder of the course is “hands-on” and all participants will engage in line work, open field exercises, and will be provided with instruction in the bite sleeve, full body bite suit, hidden sleeves and muzzle work.

*This course requires a high degree of physical interaction. All participants should be in good physical condition and free of injury


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K9 Team Instructor’s Course (Patrol)
This is a (80) hour seminar based on the State of Florida Criminal Justice and Training Commission (CJSTC) approved Instructor Training Program. The K-9 Team Instructor Course was developed to enhance the knowledge, skills, and abilities of an individual aspiring to become a K-9 team instructor. Some of the Topics included-
  • Safety Practices
  • Canine Training theory
  • Obedience
  • Aggression
  • Building Search
  • Canine First Aid
  • Scent Theory
  • Legal
  • Report Writing
  • Record Keeping
  • Training/Certification Requirements
  • Courtroom Testimony
  • Problem Solving
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Students will receive classroom lecture and field work in all areas covered, and will be required to demonstrate a working knowledge of the material. If this class is to be administered outside of the State of Florida the training topics and hours can be adjusted to your requirements.

*This course requires a high degree of physical interaction. All participants should be in good physical condition and free of injury


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Reality Training for the Patrol Canine
This Course can be designed as a (3) or (4) day program. The course is geared to expose K9 teams to reality-based training scenarios through the use of the ArminLeggan® training systems. By expertly utilizing the ArminLeggan® training systems equipment, we will create realistic training illusions to provide the K9 team with pictures the team may see during real deployments.

This course will not be the typical bite suit, “hidden sleeve” class that most dogs are conditioned to succeed at. History has shown that that many dogs fail to engage a real suspect that does not duplicate what the dog has seen in training. Our instructors have worked the streets and trained the best of the best, we will provide expert class environmental training. This course is guaranteed to give you and your partner more confidence during deployments. This class is as close as any K9 Team can get to what typically happens during a deployment on the street.


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K9 Tactical Integration
There are many options of training for integrating a canine into the S.W.A.T./ Tactical environment. These classes range from a few days to a couple of weeks. The truth of the matter is attending a weeklong course and receiving a certificate does not make a competent, safe and effective K9 Team in this high risk and high stress environment. A successful program starts with proper selection of a canine specifically suited for this specialized task. The training must then focus on the unique needs of the agency’s tactical unit and the dedication to maintain the training regimen needed to support this asset.

We don’t have a cookie-cutter template for the K9 Tactical Integration course. This course will be based on specific needs and geared towards true integration. The course duration is designed at a minimum of two weeks. Phase 1 will focus on the K9 team for assessment and skills building and the following phases on the support and integration with the Tactical team.

Highlighted Areas of Instruction include;

  • Gunfire, Breach and Flashbang Neutralization
  • Team integration and Neutralization
  • Indoor Search and Deployment Capabilities
  • Outdoor Search and Deployment Capabilities
  • Vehicle Assault and Takedowns

The trainers at Police Canine Consultants have experience in training this capability with the highest-level of Law Enforcement and Military groups and can offer insight and experience not found anywhere else.


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K-9 TAC-MED
This is a (40) hour course but may be shortened to fit individual needs.

This course is designed for K9 handlers, tactical medics, and veterinary personnel. The course is based on K9TC3 guidelines and will provide participants with the medical skills needed to treat traumatic injuries in working dogs. The course will provide hands-on classroom and scenario-based training opportunities. Trainers will provide both tactical casualty training and problem-solving exercises related to medical emergency treatment during deployment.


Detection Canine Courses

DETECTION COURSE
K-9 Team Detection Course
This 360 hour to 400 hour course will cover the imprinting and practical training of canine teams in the discipline of contraband detection. The following topics and practical exercises will be covered;
  • Target odor imprinting (narcotics, explosives, currency, firearms and cell phones)
  • Basic to advanced deployment and search criteria
  • Canine first aid (provided by certified veterinary professionals)
  • Legal training and considerations
  • Report writing and records keeping
  • Industry standards and best practices
  • K-9 Team certification upon completion by an independent/ industry recognized canine association

instructorclaas2K-9 Team Detection Instructor’s Course

This 360 hour to 400 hour course will cover the imprinting and practical training of canine teams in the discipline of contraband detection. The student will gain an understanding of learning theory, proven industry best practices in the following topic areas. The student will also demonstrate knowledge in practical exercises covering;

  • Developing and implementing lesson plans
  • Minimum of (2) classroom presentations based on student created lesson plan
  • Target odor imprinting (narcotics, explosives, currency, firearms and cell phones)
  • Basic to advanced deployment and search criteria
  • Canine first aid (provided by certified veterinary professionals)
  • Legal training and considerations
  • Report writing and records keeping
  • Industry standards and best practices
  • K-9 Team certification upon completion by an independent/ industry recognized canine association

*This course runs in conjunction with one of our K9 Team Detection courses. The student instructors will take an active role in the instruction of the full course.


Administrative and Lecture Based courses

Supervision of a K9 Unit
This (24) hour Course is for Administrators, Supervisors and Canine Unit Trainers/Instructors who are in Law Enforcement or Corrections. The class is designed to assist agencies who are looking to establish a Canine Unit or wish to review their current Policies and Procedures. Some of the Topics to be covered:

  • Establishing a Canine Unit
  • Establishing a Canine Unit Policy
  • Industry Standards
  • Canine Legal Issues
  • Record Keeping
  • Selecting Canine Handlers
  • Canine Selection
  • Care and Maintenance of the Canine
  • Proper Deployment
  • Supervising the Canine Unit (management, discipline, budgeting)
  • Establishing, Maintaining Proper Training Standards and Certifications

Note: This course is classroom only and will not involve the use of any canines.


k9 guide for road patrolK-9 Guide for Road Patrol
This (8) eight-hour course is designed to provide Road Patrol Officers and Administrators with a sound understanding of canine team functions. Officers will learn the proper uses for a Canine Team, when they can be deployed and how to work with the team during deployments. Developing and managing a perimeter so that a canine search has the highest likelihood of success. Other topics include what actions patrol officers should take during an apprehension, when to call a canine for narcotics search, or an explosives call. Officers will also learn how to assist in the event that a canine handler is incapacitated, and how to document incidents involving the use of canines. with a sound understanding of canine team functions. Officers will learn the proper uses for a Canine Team, when they can be deployed and how to work with the team during deployments. Developing and managing a perimeter so that a canine search has the highest likelihood of success. Other topics include what actions patrol officers should take during an apprehension, when to call a canine for narcotics search, or an explosives call. Officers will also learn how to assist in the event that a canine handler is incapacitated, and how to document incidents involving the use of canines.

Note: This course is classroom only and will not involve the use of any canines.


customized training

Customized Training

Customized courses are our specialty. Are you looking to address specific issues or wanting to combine a patrol and detection course into one event? We can put together a truly unique experience for your agency or group. Our diverse group of trainers have international experience in responding to specific needs and effectively addressing issues important to your unit. Contact us for a consultation and we can work together in creating a focused course for you.


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Consulting

Police Canine Consultants can provide consulting services for agencies both CONUS and OCONUS in the following areas;

  • Canine Unit formulation, Assessment and Evaluation
  • Administrative, Training and Policy Consultation
  • Subject Matter experts and Expert Witness
  • Canine Selection and Procurement

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Specialized Services:

Detection Imprinting and Training
Police Canine Consultants can assist agencies or individuals with the imprinting of their canines in the areas of narcotics, explosives, currency and firearms. Our team has international experience in the procurement of canines and training of all aspects of scent detection and program development.

Seminars concentrating on all aspects of detection can also be tailored to your agency’s needs.

Contact us to discuss your options.

Canine Selection and Procurement
Police Canine Consultants can assist agencies in the selection and procurement of prospect canines. Our company does not sell canines. We can however provide many contacts both CONUS and OCONUS from which to make your selection. We act as an independent third party and work on behalf of your agency to select the right canine for your needs.