General Introduction to the Use and Training of Police, Search and Rescue or Other Working Dogs by Maine K-9 Services, Inc.
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.
Government agencies and non-profit organizations can contact Maine K9 Services for discounts by clicking on this link - Maine K9 Services website.