B) Detection Dog Handler Course – Specialization Course
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.
As a detection dog handler, you can specialize, for example, in Bed Bug Detection, Mold Detection, Invasive Species Detection or Conservation Detection. As a Conservation Dog Instructor or Invasive Species Detection Dog handler, you can choose an odor of an animal, insect, plant (or plant disease), or moss odor. In a specialization phase, you will become familiar with the odor of your choice and the species-specific training techniques. We will help you if needed in the acquisition and permit applications of the odor, and you will receive more information about this when you enroll for the course. We will go through the topics required by the odor in detail and familiarize you with related skills in search and surveys. The handler must also understand the legislation, having adequate knowledge of species and skills to observe significant aspects in their environment when searching for it. You will get used to using the equipment needed, also manage information and abilities related to safety, environmental navigation, and the risk of infestation. The Specialization course will provide the skills for learning these skills and working with your dog in fieldwork.