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
  • Sally Gutteridge
  • Study Level: Advanced
  • 150 Hours CPD
  • 10 Assessments
  • 2 Certificates

Would You Like To Understand Professional Canine Scentwork?

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.

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. You will learn how to work alongside the dog’s flawless sense of smell in roles such as tracking, item search, people search and even cadaver detection.

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.

We also cover the fundamentals of how a dog learns and canine coaching in general.

The Search Dog Handler Diploma course will provide you with a vast range of training stages for many different search dog roles. The information within has been learned by the author over many years spent as a professional and operational military search dog trainer. Visit the table of contents to see how much excellent information is contained within the course.

Canine Principles only teaches positive, kind, careful scientific methods of canine coaching and communication.

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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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