New canines are personally chosen and imported from Europe to meet the requirements of your department. Dogs are between the age of 11 months and 2 years of age. These dogs receive 200 hours of training before they are introduced to the handler.
The dogs are then introduced to the handler, and acquainted with the family to ensure a smooth adjustment. Formal training, with the dog and handler as a team is four weeks for Narcotics Detection only, Six weeks for Narcotics Detection and Patrol Areas. Training for Explosives Detection only is six weeks and Explosive Detection and Patrol Areas is Ten Weeks. All training can be customized to meet your needs. Every handler receives one-on-one personal instruction during training courses.
The dogs are trained in:
- Narcotics Detection
Including: Marijuana, Cocaine, Heroin, Methamphetamines, Ecstasy
- Explosives Detection
- Article Search
- Building Search
- Area Search
- Aggression Control
Handlers are trained in several areas including:
- Canine Behavior
- Drug Safety and Identification
- Search Patterns
- First Aid
- Agitation Decoy
- Crowd Control
- Public Demonstrations
- Tactical Movements
- Suspect Control
- Legal Search and Seizure
- Use of Force issues related to the working K-9 Team
- Proper Courtroom Testimony and Behavior
- Record Keeping,/UL>
The training program will prepare you for state and national certification.
On-going training is conducted during regular bi-weekly training sessions. With this program your handler will receive membership in the North American Police Work Dog Association Certification Test in any trained areas, Membership dues paid by handler directly to NAPWDA
Training facilities are located in Hiran Township, Ohio, where you will find a modern classroom and agility training course. We maintain a selection of vehicles on site for detection work and have several apartment buildings and car lots located nearby.
Training within your jurisdiction is available to prepare your dog for the environment in which he will spend the remainder of his career.
Your new Police Service Dog will be trained to meet and exceed the Certification Standards set by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission and I am an evaluator for the State Canine Certification Test. I am also a Nationally Certified Master Trainer with the North American Police Work Dog Association. I have trained and assisted in the training of hundreds of Police Service Dogs that are currently on duty around the country.
Our training program has been approved by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission and I am an evaluator for the State Canine Certification Test. I am also a Nationally Certified Master Trainer with the North American Police Work Dog Association. I have trained and assisted in the training of hundreds of Police Service Dogs that are currently on duty around the country.
Handlers and students who come for training from out of the area ask about on site lodging. We will be happy to help you with accommodations whether you travel with or without your dog.
While handlers are in training, family members and supervisors are invited to attend training sessions to see the progress.
Family Day / Open House
Family members and co-workers of all ages are invited! Excel K-9 understands the commitment a handler and his family make when they aquire a canine. In addition to aquainting the new dog with the family, we welcome visits from family members during training sessions, and especially on Family Day. It’s a great way to get involved with and learn more about the training process.
K-9 & Handler Training
NAPWDA Master Trainer