Your Southern Police canine will be trained in the basics of obedience-control. During the course while working with their handler, the canine will be trained in either of the following two categories:
- Locate and indicate the presence of Cocaine, Heroin or any other odor requested.
- Locate specific explosive odors in various amounts and strengths.
Handler training will be conducted in numerous environments, vehicles and other realistic settings. Handlers will be well-versed in canine safety and healthcare by a licensed veterinarian, search patterns and techniques, as well as legal updates and considerations.
The handler will be required to obtain an 80% proficiency in practical examination and an 80% proficiency in a written examination to receive certification from Southern Police Canine.
This course of instruction is two weeks (130 hours) for narcotics or three weeks (180 hours) for explosives.