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Title: Maine K-9 Services Working Dog Handler Course - Basic

When: Ongoing

Where: Online


CPDT-KSA Knowledge:20CBCC-KSA Knowledge:0
CPDT-KSA Skills:0CBCC-KSA Skills:0


This course satisfies some of the basic handler training required by the Maine Criminal Justice Academy for Maine police K-9 handlers. It is an excellent introductory course for anyone who wants to learn how to maintain and use a working dog, to include police, search and rescue, detector, Schutzhund, security, personal protection and other working dogs. It includes PDF documents that can be saved for a course manual. Course subjects include: Introduction to Being a Working Dog Handler, How to Become a Maine Certified Police K-9 Team, K-9 Use, K-9 Safety, Principles of K-9 Training, Daily Care and Grooming, K-9 Nutrition, K-9 Equipment, K-9 Anatomy and Senses, K-9 Handler Responsibilities, K-9 First Aid and Health, K-9 Obedience, K-9 Agility, Scent Detection, Legal Topics for Working Dogs, Training Records and Reports, Presentation of K-9 Evidence in Court and Public Relations. Each module is followed by a quiz that must be completed successfully. Reference documents are also included. The entire course takes 15 to 20 hours to complete. A certificate is issued upon request at the end of the course. The author is a Maine Criminal Justice Academy certified K-9 trainer, a USPCA Level II trainer and an IPWDA Master Trainer in search and rescue.

Sponsor: Maine K-9 Services

Speaker(s): **author is Deborah Palman, with excerpts from other police K-9 trainers

Contact: Deborah Palman
 Phone: 2079441131