What follows is an eight-week training period where the handler bonds with his dog and the teams are trained to effectively work together. Global Training Academy has a mandatory and high standard drug dog certification process. If the drug dog handler and drug dog do not meet the certification standards in the normal course of the drug dog handler training with his drug dog; they are not certified as a team.
In addition to the mandatory drug dog certification, each drug dog handler must also pass three performance evaluations (buildings, vehicles, and luggage) and a written test. Once all the requirements have been met, the team is graduated.
Drug dog handler training is designed to train a person on how to handle a drug dog; student handler will receive basic skills in the safe and effective handling of a drug detector dog, search techniques for contraband concealed in buildings, vehicles, open areas, luggage and packages will be developed.
Handlers will be able to use wind currents effectively to enhance the dog's detection abilities.
Each handler will be able to maintain accurate training and use records for development of proficiency and corrective training should it ever be required.
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