A) Detection Dog Handler Course – Basics starts on August 27th 2021!

A) Detection Dog Handler Course – Basics starts on August 27th 2021!

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Detection Dog Handler Course – Basics starts on August 27th 2021!

Send your application 15th July 2021 latest by following the instructions below.

General about the courses

Detection Dog Handler – Basics and Specialization courses provide comprehensive know-how on practical work and the theory behind the training methods. Scent work requires expertise in terms of dog handling as well as odor storage and handling and possible license ability. A skilled handler can motivate their dog and carry out efficient handling without sacrificing accuracy, reliability or ethicality. They are able to deal with the necessary training tools and equipment as well as write clear reports on the results of their work to the client. They understand the framework and obligations brought by legislation and takes into account the environmental requirements for working. These things among many others will be included in these courses.

Structure of education

The Detection Dog Handling course is divided into two sections; the basic part and the specialization part. During the Basics course, we use a training aid to build up a strong motivation for the dog while taking care of the accuracy and tactics in versatile scent work. The Specialization course focuses on the training of the target odor chosen by the handler and the associated potential varieties, terrain work, reporting, license, and legislation. To apply for the Specialization course, you need to have the Basics course completed. Note, if you have previously completed, for example, Trust the Nose’s Scent Detection Course or equivalent, you can inquire about the opportunity to participate directly in the Specialization course.

Basics Course

The Basics course includes, for example, managing training techniques, construction of motivation, scent theory, basics of search skills, and data collection. During the Basic course, the dog is taught a strong indication behavior for training aid, search techniques, maneuverability, and independent work. The dog handler learns to use different scent work applications, the capability to maintain their dogs’ skills and solve the most common problem situations independently.

After completing the basic part, the dog team is able to work accurately and reliably in versatile search environments and to utilize the training aid for versatile training. The dog handler will have sufficient competence to maintain and evaluate the dogs’ ability to work, as well as a basic understanding of handling, storage, and the use of odor samples in the search exercises.