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Utah POST K-9 Program: Detector Dog Training

May 8, 2023 - Jun 29, 2023

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General Information:

The K-9 Program provides training and POST certification for Patrol, Narcotics, Cadaver, Explosives, SWAT, Search/Rescue, or Tracking/Trailing Dogs. Training and certification standards are Reality -Based. Handlers, Instructors, and Judges are trained simultaneously within each scheduled course. Handler, Instructor, or Judge certifications are offered. Courses are 8 weeks duration. Dormitory rooms and an on-site kennel are available. No tuition is required for Utah officers.

Drug Dogs:

Handlers, Instructors and Judges are trained concurrently during this course, although only one skill level may be enrolled in at a time. The Drug Dog training protocol channels the K-9’s natural drives such that the K-9 perceives it is hunting simulated prey odors. K-9’s are also trained to bypass non-drug odors. This process creates highly-motivated dogs that exercise sensitivity and discrimination of drug odors. Since the creation of the K-9 Program, over 24 billion dollars of illegal drugs have been seized by Utah POST K-9 graduates.

Cadaver Dogs:

Handlers, Instructors and Judges are trained concurrently during this course, although only one skill level may be enrolled in at a time. The Cadaver Dog training protocol channels the K-9’s natural drives such that the K-9 perceives it is hunting simulated prey odors. K-9’s are likewise trained to bypass non-human decomposed flesh. This process creates highly-motivated dogs that exercise extreme sensitivity and discrimination of decomposed human flesh odors. Cadaver Dogs are deployed primarily in homicide investigations to find decomposed human tissue odor.

Bomb Dogs:

Handlers, Instructors and Judges are trained concurrently during this course, although only one skill level may be enrolled in at a time. The Bomb Dog training protocol channels the K-9’s natural drives such that the K-9 perceives it is hunting simulated prey odors. This process creates highly-motivated K-9’s that exercise extreme sensitivity and discrimination of explosive odors. Bomb Dogs are deployed primarily for venue security during VIP visits or during bomb threats.

Details

Start:
May 8, 2023
End:
Jun 29, 2023

Organizer

Utah POST K-9 Program

Venue

Salt Lake City, UT