How Do You Train A Dog To Search?

Train Dogs For Professional Scentwork And Understand The Operational Role Of Search Dog Teams

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Search Dog Handler

Accredited Diploma Course
150 Hours CPD
  • Course Author: Sally Gutteridge
  • Study Level: 4 (Advanced)
  • 150 Hours Self-Paced CPD
  • Course Starts: Anytime
  • Instant Lifetime Access
  • 9 Online Modules
  • Downloadable Content
  • 2 Certificates Of Completion

Would You Like To Understand Professional Canine Scentwork?

The modern canine has evolved with a fantastic sense of smell. Dogs can smell everything from cancerous cells within the human body to a lost hiker hidden in the mountains, desperate for rescue. This course will show you how to understand the behaviour of scent itself and work with a dog within a mutually beneficial team.

What Will I Learn?

The Search Dog Handler Diploma course is a comprehensive and fascinating exploration of canine scentwork training and the many roles that professional handlers and their dogs hold today. On successful completion of this course, you will understand how to work alongside the dog’s flawless sense of smell in roles such as tracking, item search, people search and even cadaver detection. You will learn;
  • Scenting & Cognition
  • Canine Coaching
  • How Scent Behaves
  • How to Train A Dog To Search
  • Canine Search and Rescue
  • Tracking & Trailing
  • Cadaver Detection
  • Medical Detection
  • Welfare Management of Your Search Dog
Canine Principles only teaches positive, careful, kind, scientific methods of canine coaching, communication and behaviour management.
The Full Course Syllabus can be viewed below.

Who Is This Course For?

The course is designed for anyone wanting to teach their dog professional search. It’s suitable for trainers interested in pursuing a professional role in anything from search and rescue, military or police search roles to customs and excise dog training. Alternatively, if you are a pet dog trainer, you have a base of material on specialist dog training that you can use to create your own original group classes and offer an amazing scentwork based service to your clients. Something different that will benefit them and their dogs. All students must be aged 16+

Requirements

Canine Principles e-Learning platform can be accessed instantly from any device with an internet connection. Modules can also be downloaded for offline study. Courses are written or recorded in English.

Although not essential, it is recommended that you also have access to software that allows you to type up documents such as Google Docs, Word or Pages.

How Do I Enrol?

Fill in the sign up form below to join the course, then learn any time you like on your smartphone, tablet or laptop.

Course Author
Sally Gutteridge

  • Author
  • Canine Behaviour Practitioner
  • Canine Principles Director of Studies
Sally Gutteridge has been a full-time educational writer since 2015, holding a variety of canine certifications up to level 5/6. She is a former professional Dog Trainer with the Royal Army Veterinary Corps, a former instructor with Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, and has much rescue experience. Sally is a member of the Pet Professional Guild. She is an award-winning graduate of The Writers Bureau. Sally lives in Lichfield with her ever-patient husband and four rescued, cheeky terriers.

Course Contents

Course Author
Sally Gutteridge

  • Author
  • Canine Behaviour Practitioner
  • Canine Principles Director of Studies
Sally Gutteridge has been a full-time educational writer since 2015, holding a variety of canine certifications up to level 5/6. She is a former professional Dog Trainer with the Royal Army Veterinary Corps, a former instructor with Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, and has much rescue experience. Sally is a member of the Pet Professional Guild. She is an award-winning graduate of The Writers Bureau. Sally lives in Lichfield with her ever-patient husband and four rescued, cheeky terriers.

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