Passive Drug Detection Dog Handler Course

Course Details

Dog Detectives has specifically designed and tailored a Passive/People Scanning Drug Detection Dog Handler course that whilst follows industry standards such as NASDU it also adds our own industry expertise and topics.

Dog Detectives has delivered this course worldwide to many of our overseas clients and we now feel that this is the time for us to use our knowledge and pass it on to aspiring handlers and trainers in the UK.

Topics include – 

  • Canine health and welfare
  • Prior deployment and operational awareness
  • Search patterns – including People Screening
  • The foundations of training a Detection Dog
  • Operant conditioning in Detection Dogs including marking behaviours using a clicker
  • Scent awareness
  • Drug Paraphernalia/concealments
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For each course dates a nominated experienced Instructor will be assigned to the course (identification of this person is made available upon date announcement, so unlike most other courses currently available in the market with ours you are able to select the Instructor who tutors you), additional overseas Guest Instructors will deliver presentations on selected topics and unlike most other companies we offer the ability for attendees to view and train with experienced instructors and trainers onsite throughout the entire course.

Whilst industry guidelines state a minimum of 100 learning hours for a Passive/People Scanning Drug Detection Dog Handler Course our course exceeds this with the additional topics included. We have composed the course into 17 days including additional ‘homework’ and self-learning hours.

Course Dates: 15th January 2024 to 2nd February 2024

Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm

Cost: £2,300 +VAT