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Introduction to Search Dog Handling

Introduction to Search Dog Handling

Overview

This course introduces the basic skills, knowledge and understanding required of a Search Dog handler to ensure the provision of a professional level of service.

You will have the opportunity to complete practical work as part of a simulated search dog handling team and the module is designed to help prepare and direct you towards the training required for a career in this area.

This course has been developed in conjunction with UK-K9 Training for Excellence and is endorsed by NASDU (National Association of Security Dog Users).

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What you will study

During this course, you will study:

  • Introduction to Handler & Dog Qualities
  • Principles of Search Training
  • Search Methods & Management
  • Recording & Documentation
  • Specialist Security & Detection Dogs
  • Training and Career Planning

Location

Online with 2.5 days at Northop campus.

Duration

2 weeks of online learning materials and 2.5 days face-to-face.

Assessment

You will need to complete two assessments:

1. The first will be a simulated search exercise where you take on the role of a member of a search dog handling team and will be tasked to plan and perform a practical search.

2. The second will be a reflective log of your performance on the simulated search activity

Course start dates

Course 1 – Online content available from 11th January. Face-to-face sessions 2.5 days – Mon 25th – Wed 27th Jan

Course 2 – Online content available from 10th February. Face-to-face sessions 2.5 days – Mon 8th – Wed 10th Mar

Course 3 – Online content available from 5th April. Face-to-face sessions 2.5 days – Mon 19th – Wed 21st

Fees

£95


Visit the online store to book.

* The booking for this course closes a week before the course start date. If you would like to find out more about future dates for this course please contact enterprise@glyndwr.ac.uk 

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