K9 Instructor Courses at TK9

Many more police departments are seeing the utility of sending senior handlers or departmental trainers to get formal instruction. At TK9, we offer a variety of K9 Instructor courses – for Detection only, or full Instructor courses covering detection, trailing/tracking (hard surface), obedience and Patrol.  This instruction allows increased performance on the street, as instructors are better educated and equipped to handle traiing issues, deployment issues, and problems that come up in the course of a dog’s service. It also allows the instructor to challenge the teams during i serviuce training with fresh ideas about training and deployment procedures. Instructors will be equipped to answer questions and explain the "why" behind an approach to a traiing exercise.

Instructors get the opportunity at TK9 to both work with dogs in training for our customers as well as to assist with handler courses, where trained dogs are matched up with handlers. At TK9 we want instructors to understand the "why" behind training, so that they can properly problem solve issues that come up during training. We stress open communication with our instructors, and full hands on participation in both training and instructing.

A full complement of lectures are also provided covering the various training technologies that we employ for detection, tracking, obedience and patrol training. We encourage you to contact us today to ask about our courses, and upon request we will send you references, and pricing, and a syllabus of the courses. Courses are tailored to an agency’s needs ad the experience level of the student instructor.  Courses begin the first monday of any month of the year, except for December. Courses run 4, 6, 8, 12 weeks. We also have a special 2 week accelerated course.

Call today to talk to Jerry or Janet about our instructor courses!

Tarheel Canine: Janet: 800-766-9032 or email Jerry at jbradshaw@tarheelcanine.com