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DRUG K9 RECERTIFICATION


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Length: 4 Days (32 Hours)

Designed For: This course is designed for working, certified K-9 Handlers and their Drug Detector Dog who are full time law enforcement or military personnel.

Prerequisites: K-9 team MUST have a prior narcotics detector certification. This certification may be from any certifying entity. Proof of certification must be provided with application. Military personnel must have approval from chain of command to attend.

Description: This course is designed for working, certified K-9 Handlers and their Drug Detector Dog who are full time law enforcement or military personnel.

Course Objectives:

  • Evaluation
  • Training records
  • Detection training
  • Search strategies
  • Distractions
  • Scent preparation
  • Recertification

Handlers and dogs will work in a wide variety of environments and scenarios to include vehicles, buildings, persons, etc. Fully secure, clean, industry standards kennels are located on the RCTA complex. Each handler is required to bring his animal's food, leather gear, and any personal training equipment needed.

Participants are required to bring the following items and proof of vaccination, which will be inspected prior to entry into the canine class:
 

  1. Current Health Certificate
  2. Current Rabies Vaccination
  3. Bordatella Vaccination (not older than 6 months)
  4. DA2PLP (not older than 1 year)
  5. Corona Vaccination (not older than 1 year)
  6. Appropriate collars, harnesses, leads, etc.
  7. Dog food and water pans
  8. Appropriate food supply
  9. Shampoo
  10. Portable water container

NOTE: Sleeping pads for canines are not provided. If handler desires canine to bed down on other than exposed concrete they may bring mats suitable for bedding. Any bedding should be of material that can easily be cleaned and disinfected.

Be advised your dog will be housed with eleven other dogs in an indoor air-conditioned kennel. No provision exists for keeping your dog in the barracks.

The National Police Canine Association (NPCA) will evaluate your dog s search capability and if successful will certify your dog prior to graduation. You must bring with you a check or money order in the amount of $60.00 payable to NPCA prior to certification. The fee represents $40.00 for membership in NPCA and $20.00 for certification testing.

The care of the dog and kennel during the course is the responsibility of the individual handler.

Taught by Jack Robicheaux, K-9 Concepts, Inc.