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Advanced K9 Explosive Explained

April 24 - April 25

[April 24-25, 2021]

COURSE: Advanced K9 Explosive Explained
COST: $295 per person – TWO-DAY COURSE

Purpose of the Course
K9 trainers will learn advanced explosive terminology and characteristics. How devices function. Operational hazards and safety precautions. As well as advanced training for operational use.


Specific Objectives

  • Components of Explosives and identification of homemade explosives and devices
  • Current threats foreign and domestic
  • Advanced K9 training operations for secondary devices

Method of Instruction
This class is 16-hour class conducted in the classroom and field exercises. K9 optional.

Schedule of Topics

  • Test
  • Basic Explosives
    – terminology, 4 main components of a device, and how explosives work (explosives train).
    – Classroom
  • Safety, Storage and Handling
    – The science behind best practices for the storage and use of explosives for K9 teams.
    – Classroom
  • Transnational Threats and Threats in the US
    – Current threats overseas and in the US
    – Classroom
  • Explosive Chemistry
    – Breakdown of components in commercial and military grade explosives and how it effects what your K9 is identifying. Peroxide based explosives. When chemistry happens to create an explosive compound. Breakdown of head space in vapor pressure relative to explosives. What your K9 is actually smelling and how that effects training aid choices.
    – Classroom and Field Exercise
  • Inspire 13: The Hidden Bomb
    – Recreate inspire 13 devices. Test K9s on detection of device.
    – Classroom and Field Exercise
  • Knowledge Access Resource
    – Why and How do terrorist build IEDs, components and best practices.
    – Classroom
  • Build your own IED
    – Groups will be assigned a target and will design, build and plant an IED.
    – Classroom

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April 24
April 25


Precision Explosives


Elite K-9 Training Facility
7600 Old US Hwy 45
Paducah, KY 42027 United States
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