Police Dog Handler Course -
Detection Operations

Course Detail

This course is specifically designed for delivery to law enforcement agencies. The course can be delivered to either novice handlers or in a “re-team” context to experienced handlers.

Teams (dog and handler) will be trained to an agreed operational accreditation level. As a minimum, Dog Force Australia will train teams based on the following standards which align with the Australasian Police Dog Trial standards.

Numbers for this course is strictly limited to six participants. A suitably pre-trained dog is required by each participant for this course. Dogs may be provided by the participant or can be sourced by Dog Force Australia (cost additional).

Quick Facts

  • Award: Statement of Attainment
  • Duration: 6 weeks
  • Location: Dog Force Australia K9 Training Centre, Falls Creek NSW or on site by arrangement.

Units of Competency

This course is delivered in a practical one-on-one environment by former canine law enforcement dog trainers and supported by the following nationally recognised units of competency:

  • ACMSPE304 Provide basic care of domestic dog
  • ACMGAS306A Assist with conditioning of animals
  • PSPBDR303 Deploy detector dog
  • CSCDOG007 Train dogs in agility work

Topics covered

Socialisation

Full exposure and assessment to ensure the team is comfortable in a range of operational environments and stimulus likely to be encountered by a Police Detection Dog Team.

Searching

Drug Detection Dog Teams will be fully accredited on the following narcotic odours:

  • ICE – Methyl Amphetamine / Amphetamine
  • Cannabis
  • Heroin
  • Cocaine
  • Ecstasy

Cadaver (Human Remains) Detection Dogs will be fully accredited on the following odours:

  • human tissue (in varying states of decomposition)
  • blood
  • bone

Firearms and Explosive Detection Dog Teams will be fully accredited on the following odours:

  • Dynamite
  • Black Powder
  • Ammonium Nitrate Fuel Oil (ANFO)
  • Trinitrotoluene (TNT)
  • Sodium Chlorate
  • Semtex
  • Taggants (Icad Mandated)
  • Smokeless Powder
  • RDX
  • PETN
  • TATP
  • HMTD

Tailored Training Packages

From law enforcement and government agencies through to private security organisations, Dog Force Australia has the ability to design and develop a training package to suit your individual requirements.

See our specialist training page to see what we can offer and read through our case studies.

Course Enquiry

Please contact us to book a course. Dog Force Australia has the ability to design and develop a training package to suit your individual requirements for information please see our specialist training page.

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