This is a comprehensive 80 hour 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 / Search Strategies.