Handler Certification

 

Canine Tactical offers canine team certification for law enforcement canine teams. Certification involves the successful completion of a Single Full Mission Profile, pass or fail, designed to identify handler/canine skills and how they perform as a team.

Recertification every six months recommended. Routine evaluation is a critical component to maintaining team proficiency and duty performance.

Single purpose canine team certification also available.

 

Phase I (Tracking)

  • Article is Found During Track/After 
  • Canine Leads Handler to Suspect/Correct Sturcture
  • Minimum 30 Minute Set Time
  • Minimum 300 Yard Track Distance

 

Phase II (Building Search)

  • Muzzle (No Equipment Tested)
  • Canine Obedient During Blank Gunfire/Force on Force, Supplied by Canine Tactical
  • Environmental's Tested
  • Recall
  • Canine Indicates and Engages Suspect
  • Officer/Deputy First Mind-Set/Canine Usage Only in Key Areas
  • Handler Graded on Situational Awareness
  • Canine Disengages by Command of Handler
  • Electric Can be Used by Handler Only if Handler can Manipulate both Device and Task Effectively

or  (Building Search by Fire Team)

  • Muzzle (No Equipment Tested)
  • Canine Obedient During Blank Gunfire/Force on Force, Supplied by Canine Tactical
  • Environmental's Tested
  • Recall
  • In-House Fire Team (three good guys) Can be Used or Fire Team is Supplied by Handler
  • Canine Graded on Team Movement and Commands From Other Team Members
  • Handler Graded on Situational Awareness
  • Canine Disengages by Command of Handler
  • Electric Can be Used by Handler Only if Handler can Manipulate both Device and Task Effectively

 

Phase III (Attic Search/Crawl Space)

  • Muzzle (No Equipment Tested)
  • Environmental's Tested
  • Canine Obedient During Blank Gunfire/Force on Force, Supplied by Canine Tactical
  • Recall
  • Canine Disengages by Command of Handler
  • Electric Can be Used by Handler Only if Handler can Manipulate both Device and Task Effectively

 

Phase IV (Tactical Canine Casualty Care)

  • Vitals/Physical Exam
  • Evaluating a Casualty
  • Wound Management
  • Blow Out Kit - Supplied by Canine Tactical

 

Phase V (Detection)

  • Building and Vehicles are Tested
  • Bite to Detection Transition 
  • Variable Reward System (minimum 2:1)
  • Canine Indicates on Target Odors (department SOP)

 

Phase VII (Obedience)

  • Obedience is Tested in All Areas
  • Canine Responds Well With Handler
  • Positive Control Maintained by Handler During Profile

 

Crowd Control - (Optional)

  • No Accidental Bite
  • Proper Usage of Canine by Handler

 

  • $350 per Handler
  • 12/6 Month Certification
  • Pass or Fail Evolutions