Detection Dog Trainer Course Details

Detection work with dogs is gaining popularity throughout the world. From Police K9 to Military Working Dogs to commercial detection dogs, people recognize the value a trained detection canine can bring to their organization. Our Detection Dog Trainer Program is designed to teach the fundamental skills necessary to be successful in the canine detection industry.

detection dog trainer course

Our program teaches students the proper methods of selecting a detection prospect, as well as imprinting and training the detection dog using methods proven to work. Dogs can be trained to detect narcotics, explosives, human remains, or even bedbugs, termites, or mold. Students will learn the foundational skills they need to train a dog with confidence that it will perform in the field. This program also covers canine case law pertinent to detection dogs, record keeping and report writing, maintenance training, proofing and problem solving for detection dogs.

Detection Dog Trainer Course School Calendar

We offer three programs for you to learn train detection dogs.  Our courses are offered in 6, 8 and 12-week increments to meet your needs.

Our Detection Dog Trainer Courses begin on the first Monday of January, April, July and October. Our programs fill fast and space is limited.

You can view our most recent calendars for our School for Dog Trainers by clicking on the buttons to the right.  Each calendar is a downloadable .pdf

Detection Dog Trainer Course Pricing

Detection Dog Trainer Course Subjects

Our trainers and facilities provide realistic training scenarios to prepare both student and canine for real-world detection work. Graduates of our program include Military, Police K9, and Civilian handlers and trainers.

Shorter programs are designed for those who already possess a solid understanding of canine behavior and have a strong background in professional K9 training or handling who are looking to polish their skills.


Frequent Questions

Is this Program VA Approved?

Unfortunately, our Detection Dog Trainer Course is not currently eligible for VA benefits.

Do You offer Financing?

We offer simple and affordable financing options and can finance tuition for up to 48 months with payments as low as $151 per month.

Are there Prerequisites?

No.  There are no prerequisites for our Detection Dog Trainer Course.  This program will give you all the skills and knowledge that you need, regardless of experience.

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