Purchasing & Training

Gold Coast K9 Basic Patrol Handler Course
160 hours

The Basic Patrol Handler Course is a 160-hour training block that focuses on the core aspects of first responder K9 team skills. This course is outstanding for any police, military, agency, or dog enthusiast that wants to take their team skills to the next level. The K9 team will be taught the following handling techniques, procedures, and exercises that support effective team operations in the operational environment.

Obedience, on and off leash
Tactical Obedience
Obstacle course
Evidence Search
Guard & Bark if applicable
Call off
Building Search
Area Search
Wind Scenting
High Risk Traffic Stops
Out of the Patrol Unit
Handler Protection
Muzzle Exercises
Remote Collar Training
Legal Updates and Opinions
Problem Solving
Gold Coast K9 Dual Purpose (Narcotics)
200 hours

This is a 200-hour training block that focuses on the core aspects of first responder K9 team skills with an emphasis on narcotics detection. This course is outstanding for any police, military, agency, or dog enthusiast that wants to take their team skills to the next level. The Dual-Purpose program would consist of Basic Patrol Handler Course information with the inclusion of the following odors and exercises.

Marijuana
Heroin
Cocaine
Methamphetamine
Passive or Aggressive Alerts
Vehicles
Residences
Luggage
Mail Packages
Open Area
Gold Coast K9 Basic Explosive Detection
160 hours

This is a 160-hour training block with a heavy focus on explosives detection. This course is outstanding for any police, military, agency, or dog enthusiast that wants to improve or maintain team skills. This course would include these basic team skills and odors:

Eight Odors
Passive Alert
Obedience
Obstacle Course
Vehicles
Residences
Luggage
Mail Packages
Open Area
Gold Coast K9 Reality Based Detection
20 hours

This 20-hour course serves as an essential phase for the modern police K9 handler’s training portfolio. This course introduces real world K9 detection searches through a five-pronged approach to training and deployments. This system of training will provide both the handler and canine with core understanding and capabilities that will ensure better performance in the field.

This course is critical for any police, military, agency, or dog enthusiast that wants to ensure best of class performance in the field. The course will include a two (2) hour power point presentation followed with eighteen (18) hours of field training in the following areas:

Masking Agents
Food Distractors
Animal Odors
Open Areas
Vehicles
Changing Environments
K9 Stress Inoculation During Deployments
20 hours

This 20-hour reality based training course will cover stress and the effects caused by stressful encounters during deployments. Moreover, participants learn how inoculating the K9 to doses of stress through reality based training scenarios will increase the K9’s confidence and effectiveness in the field. Actual deployment case studies, illustrating the importance and the benefits of stress inoculation training, will be examined and discussed during the lecture. This course is critical for any police, military, agency, or dog enthusiast that wants to ensure best of class performance in the field. The course will include certificate of participation, power point, video, and field training.

Electronic Dog Training Collar
20 hours

This 20-hour course serves as an essential phase for the modern police K9 handler and assists in modern training and deployment situations. This course will cover all aspects of Police Service Dog training utilizing the Electronic Dog Training Collar. The K9 team must have an electronic collar prior to course (one can also be provided upon request). The course will include:

History
Myths
Desensitizing
Sensitivity
Drives
Tying physical & e-collar corrections together
Marking behaviors
Guard and Bark
Searches
Handler Aggression
Choreography
Scenarios
Problem Solving
Agitator Course
8 hours

This 8-hour course is recommended for police officers, military, or other agency personnel that are interested in being K9 handlers or would like to improve their agitator skills. The purpose of this course is to familiarize participants with different techniques used to read and stimulate service dogs as well as achieve the desired results from the canine. In addition to lecture, participants will actually work with police service dogs and/or protection trained dogs. The course is limited to ten (10) participants and will include:

Agitator safety
Agitators role in successful training
Understanding drives, aggression and prey
Proper understanding and use of a whip and stick
How to properly work a dog during muzzle agitation
Properly utilize bite suit, inner arm, legs and back
Apprehension placement behind doors and in vehicles
Guard and bark
On-Site Training

Gold Coast K9 can provide on-site training as desired by the client. Our staff is available to travel to an agency and can conduct most of our course curriculums at your facility. On-site training hosted by an agency typically saves significant money from your training budget by eliminating some costs normally associated with travel, lodging, and per diem.

Customized Courses

Gold Coast K9 realizes every agency does not train the same nor deploy the same as other agencies. The courses offered by Gold Coast K9 can be customized and modified to the specifications of an agency with respect to its training standards, policies, and deployment procedures.

Maintenance and Certification Courses

Gold Coast K9 offers maintenance and certification courses for our clients that ensure your dog and primary handler are both in top working order. These training sessions are available at standard rates and are offered for:

Home Protector Dogs
Corporate Dogs
Tactical Dogs