Patrol-Detection Trainer Schedule

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Week 1

  • Introduction to SPCI
  • Training philosophies
  • Initial review of canine notebook
  • Selection testing process
  • Drives and instincts of canines
  • Theories of proper motivation
  • Commands and proper usage

Week 2

  • Review of the past week
  • Obedience
  • More motivation techniques
  • Evidence Detection
  • Additional training philosophies
  • Problem solving for Week 2

Weeks 3 – 5

  • Review of past weeks
  • Understanding scent work
  • Scent discrimination
  • Narcotics and explosives (detection?) applications
  • Odor introduction
  • Tracking
  • Health care and first aid for canines
  • Review of examinations material
  • Practical examinations – narcotics and explosives
  • Written examinations – narcotics and explosives
  • Problem solving for weeks 3 – 5

Weeks 9 – 10

  • Review of past weeks’ work
  • Additional handler and canine safety
  • Area searches
  • Automobile stops and searches
  • Special situations
  • Problem solving for weeks 9 – 10

Weeks 11 – 12

  • Review of past weeks’ work
  • Training records
  • Review of examinations material
  • Practical examinations – Patrol
  • Written examinations – Patrol
  • Evaluation of school
  • Critique
  • Graduation