COURSES

K-9 Handler Development Class

$1,500

40 Hours

This class is designed to enhance handler skills and challenge handlers to use critical thinking through various scenarios. Upon completion, students will receive a Certificate of Completion for 40 hours of continuing education in canine detection.

Classes are Located in Las Vegas, NV however we can do  any of these classes  where you are located  Just email for more information 

K-9 Trainer Development Class

$1,500

40 Hours

This class is designed to educate trainers on both current and new canine training methodologies being used in modern detection dog training. ​Students will receive a Certificate of Completion for 40 hours of continuing education in detection dog training. Topics include: Chemistry of Odor / Odor Storage / Marker Training / Classical & Operant Conditioning / Canine Cognition Testing

Classes are Located in Las Vegas, NV however we can do  any of these classes  where you are located  Just email for more information 

Canine Development Class & Certification

$1,500

40 Hours

This class is designed to challenge your canine and conduct problem solving training for your canine. Canine teams will be run through various, realistic scenarios designed to push you and your dog to be ready to face various types of situations you encounter while working your dog in the real world . On the final day of this class, handlers will be given an opportunity to certify under NPCA, CNCA, CA POST, or DrugBeat National Certification.

Classes are Located in Las Vegas, NV however we can do  any of these classes  where you are located  Just email for more information 

Detection K-9 Handler Basic Course (Block 1 and Block 2)

$2,500 (each block)

80 / 160 Hours

This 2 block course can be broken into 1 or 2 blocks and is a comprehensive curriculum that trains K-9 handlers using the most current, academic and experienced based methods in the K-9 industry.  Our partnerships with Duke University and Texas Tech University allows handlers attending this course to learn the best, most reliable methods of K-9 handling and communication.  Our training provides all students with real-world experience for the best education possible.  All students will work hands-on to learn how to handle and read dogs in detection work. Students will receive a Certificate of Completion. This course covers the following topics: Canine Safety / Canine Maintenance / Canine First Aid / Canine Cognition  / Classical & Operant Conditioning / Marker Training / Factors that Affect Scent / Odor Chemistry / Science of Odor / Search Strategies / Explosive Safety & Identification / Detection Maintenance Training / Problem Solving / Legal Considerations

Classes are Located in Las Vegas, NV however we can do  any of these classes  where you are located  Just email for more information 

CPDT (Canine Police/Professional Detection K-9 Training)

Block 1 and Block 2

$2,800 (each block)

160 Hours

This is 2 block course (80 hrs each block) a comprehensive curriculum that trains K-9 trainers using the most current, academic and experienced based methods in the K-9 industry.  Our partnerships with Duke University and Texas Tech University allows trainers attending this course to learn the best, most reliable methods of K-9 training and communication.  Our training provides all students with real-world experience for the best education possible.  All students will work hands-on to learn how to train and maintain dogs in detection work.  Students will receive a Certificate of Completion. This course covers the following topics: Classical & Operant Conditioning / Marker Training / Odor Imprinting / Hide Placement / Factors that Affect Scent / Odor Chemistry / Science of Odor / Response to Odor / Detection Maintenance Training / Problem Solving / Supervisory & Legal Considerations / Search Strategies / Discuss K-9 Selection

*This class is designed for handlers with 3 or more years of experience*

Classes are Located in Las Vegas, NV however we can do  any of these classes  where you are located  Just email for more information 

CSDT (Certified Sport Detection Dog Trainer)  Level 1 

$2,000

40 Hours

Want to become a Nosework or Scentwork Trainer? Our 40 hour, Nose/Scent work Trainer course at FORD K9 is a comprehensive course that trains Dog trainers using the most current scientific based methods in the Scentwork industry.  Our Partnership with Duke University allows trainers attending this course to learn the best most reliable methods of Dog training and communication.  All students will work hands on to learn how to train and maintain dogs in Nose/Scent work.  This course will train and educate students on the following topics:

     Setting up and Marketing your Nosework / Scentwork business

     Classical and Operant Conditioning (For Scentwork)

     Marker Training

     Factors that effect scent, odor chemistry, and the Science of odor

     Detection Training Tools and Equipment

     Odor imprinting (How to work with all types of dogs and personalities)

     Response to odor

     Hide Placement

     Leash Handling and Footwork

     Search strategies for various detection scenarios (Training vs. Trial)

     Understanding and Learning the various Scentwork Sport Associations

     Being ready for Trials

This course combined with our other courses at FORD K9 gives students the best education in the Detection Dog industry.  All Students will receive comprehensive course curriculum and certification upon completion.

Classes are Located in Las Vegas, NV however we can do  any of these classes  where you are located  Just email for more information 

CSDT (Certified Sport Detection Dog Trainer)  Level 2 

$1,500

40 Hours

This is for all Students who have completed the CSDT Level 1 program.

This 40hr comprehensive course will go in-depth on the Cognitive abilities of dogs.  Students will learn how to do the Cognition games to evaluate dogs you will train and help your clients know their dog better.  Students will also learn the following topics:

    Canine Cognition

    Handler Bias

    Theory of Scent (Complex odor problems)

    Handler Problem solving 

    Dog Problem solving 

    Advanced Searches (Buried and Water hides)

    Preparing for high level competition 

    

Classes are Located in Las Vegas, NV however we can do  any of these classes  where you are located  Just email for more information