* Courses approved for CBCC-KA CEUs may be applied to a CPDT-KA or CPDT-KSA recertification. Courses approved for CPDT-KA or CPDT-KSA may not be applied to a CBCC-KA recertification.
PLEASE NOTE: CPDT-KA can earn a MAXIMUM of 12 CPDT-KSA Skills CEUS within their 3 year certification period.
This course gives new or aspiring search and rescue dog handlers a basic understanding of dog management, dog training theory, and search operations as they relate to dog teams. It includes the training police K-9 handlers receive as part of their basic training plus other information needed by volunteer search and rescue dog handlers. The course includes PDF documents that can be saved for a course manual. A list of the training topics follows: How to Become a Search and Rescue Dog Handler, Search and Rescue Dog Team Use and Types, K-9 Safety, Principles of K-9 Training, Daily Care and Grooming, K-9 Nutrition, K-9 Equipment, K-9 Anatomy and Senses, Search and Rescue Ethics and Handler Responsibilities, Basic Search and Rescue Training, Interacting with Agencies Having Jurisdiction over Search and Rescue, K-9 First Aid and Health, K-9 Obedience, K-9 Agility, Principles of Scent Detection, Scent Behavior in the Outdoors, Search and Rescue Dog Team Standards, Legal Topics for Working Dogs, Crime Scene Preservation, Training Records and Reports, Land Navigation Skills, Search Strategy, Public Relations and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. The course takes about 20 to 25 hours to complete.
Sponsor:Maine K-9 Services