POLICE K9 TRACKING SEMINAR
Our annual Police K9 Tracking Seminar in honor of Tracy Bowling: Most police K9 teams are less proficient at tracking than at other tasks that they perform. For example, many police dog teams receive more training and are more skilled in apprehension or detection work. However, K9 teams typically respond to more tracking calls than any other type of call, and this seminar will better prepare K9 teams for tracking situations.
The Police K9 Tracking Seminar is designed to provide a sound knowledge foundation for both the experienced or inexperienced tracking team. The seminar provides one-on-one instruction in problem solving, K9 scent-discrimination skills, reading the dog, and improving the team's performance on the street. The seminar shows the K9 handler how to establish a solid training foundation for the K9 and how to enable the K9 to become proficient in scent-discrimination tracking. This seminar includes approximately eight hours of classroom instruction with the remaining time spent conducting fieldwork. The seminar consists of approximately thirty-five hours, over a four-day period, of training.
Training at our Scotland Neck location will take place on our 5,000-acre training grounds. Dogs may be housed in our kennel or dogs may be kept in their own crates in the evening. Lodging for attendees will be provided at the Scotland Neck Inn, which will provide special rates.
Attendees: All attendees should be in physical condition commensurate with the physical requirements of tracking with your dog.
Dogs: All dogs must be at least 6 months of age and all shots must be current.
Equipment: Each team must have a tracking harness, 15-feet of tracking lead, and a chain-choke collar in addition to water and food bowls. Handlers should dress appropriately by checking current weather conditions. Handlers should also wear comfortable ankle-length or greater-leather boots.
Vehicles: Each attendee must have a vehicle containing a kennel for transporting the dog.
Cost: The cost includes all classroom and field instruction, classroom training materials, and a copy of Tracy Bowling's 300 page training manual: "Police K9 Tracking: A Guide to Trainng & Deploying the Police Tracking Dog."
Handler with dog: $350.00 (does not include lodging)
Handler/Observer without dog: $300.00 (does not include lodging)
To register click here: Registration Form