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MIDWEST COUNTERDRUG
TRAINING CENTER
7105 NW 70th Bldg 3585
JOHNSTON, IA 50131
1-800-803-6532
515-252-4756
DSN 431-4756


  MCTC Courses

K-9 Drug Detection Enhancement Course

Registration

Registration is restricted to US military and sworn law enforcement personnel.

Course Description

The K-9 Drug Detection Enhancement course is designed for the advanced training of Drug Detector Dog and Handler Teams, which will improve the teams' search ability and help them become both more effective and efficient. Practical exercises will include a variety of buildings and vehicles.

Supervisors (without dogs) are welcome to attend. This will help supervisors without prior handling experience to better understand the ability of the narcotic dog team and what is and is not possible. If you are a student attending without a K-9, please notify the MCTC staff so they can allow the maximum number of K-9 teams to enroll.

Topics Included

  • Selection and training of drug detecting dogs
  • Search strategies and patterns
  • Theory of odor dispersion
  • Setting up training aid containers
  • Vehicular contraband concealment
  • Training records
  • Canine drives and communication
  • Case law

Course Length

K-9 Drug Detection Enhancement is a 4 Day (32 Hour) course.

Prerequisites

K-9 team MUST have a prior drug detection certification. This certification may be from any certifying entity. Proof of certification must be provided prior to the start of the class and may be mailed or faxed to our office.

This event is offered on the following dates

K-9 Drug Detection Enhancement Course for Supervisors and Observers
Monday, April 1, 2019 - Thursday, April 4, 2019, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Johnston, IA - Midwest Counterdrug Training Center
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K-9 Drug Detection Enhancement Course for K-9 Handlers
Monday, April 1, 2019 - Thursday, April 4, 2019, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Johnston, IA - Midwest Counterdrug Training Center
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