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K9 Handler Explosive Awareness & Safety

June 26 - June 27

[June 26-27, 2021]

COURSE: K9 Handler Explosive Awareness & Safety
COST: $295 per person – TWO-DAY COURSE

Purpose of the Course
K9 Handlers will learn basic explosive terminology and characteristics hazards and safety precautions.

Specific Objectives

  • Components of Explosives and identification of homemade explosives and devices
  • Identify hazards (unattended abandoned and suspicious)
  • Post Blast with K9
  • Imprint confirmation of constituent odors

Method of Instruction
This class will be begin in a classroom setting and then will be conducted in the field with real explosives.

Schedule of Topics

  •  Basic Explosives
    – terminology, Components of a device, and how explosives work.
    – Classroom
  • Safety, Storage and Handling
    – The dos and don’ts for safety and storage
    – 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.
    – Classroom
  • Imprint confirmation
    – Can your K9 identify constituent odors?
    – Field Exercise
  • Homemade Explosives VS Commercial and Military
    – Make and detonate homemade and commercial/military grade explosives to compare the effects.
    – Field Exercise
  • Post Blast
    – How to handle a post blast scenario with your K9 focus on acclimation of dog to post blast site and searching for secondary’s.
    – Field Exercise

Register Online


June 26
June 27


Precision Explosives


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