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Patrol/Explosives K-9 Handler Course

August 14 - September 22

Patrol/Explosives K-9 Handler Course

August 14 – September 22, 2023
Scotland Neck, NC
Our Patrol/Explosives K9 training course consist of the following training disciplines:
Patrol Training
  • Obedience including on and off leash control responding to verbal commands and hand signals.
  • Agility and confidence training including vertical jumps, broad jumps, ladder climbing, elevated walks, crawling, slippery floors, and loud and unusual noises.
  • Apprehension including single and multi-person apprehensions, recall and call outs, apprehensions from vehicle, vehicle extraction, handler protection, prisoner escort, apprehension with gunfire.
  • Article Search/Evidence Recovery includes finding articles with evidentiary value such as crime scene evidence or articles used in a crime. Training will involve articles that both contain human scent and articles void of human scent.
  • Open area search utilizing airborne scent work to detecting hidden suspects in outdoor areas of concealment. K9 trained to silent whistle response for tactical searches.
  • Building search utilizing tactical search techniques for locating and apprehending suspects hidden within buildings. K9 trained to silent whistle response for tactical search.
  • Tracking/Trailing with scent discrimination over various types of surfaces on tracks at least one hour old and one mile long.
Explosives Detection Training:
  • Teaches the K-9 to detect various elements of explosive compounds including RDX, PETN, TNT, Nitrate and Chlorate Acid Salts as well as other explosive components.
  • K-9 search procedures of buildings, vehicles, open and wooded areas and packages/luggage

Cost includes:

  • Trained K-9 (including K-9 health and performance guarantee and complete veterinarian exam of K-9, health and vaccination records)
  • 6-week handler training
  • Lodging for handler
  • All necessary training equipment and classroom materials

Contact: Tennessee Bowling at 252-370-5353 or tbowling@ventosakennelnc.com


August 14
September 22


Ventosa Kennel


Scotland Neck, NC
312 E 9th St
Scotland Neck, NC
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