The police decoy is a unique role that is often overlooked in the function of a K9 unit. This role is often placed at the bottom of priorities when it comes to properly training personnel for this role, usually viewing it as just someone “catching dogs” for the patrol team. By taking this approach the decoy and police dog is placed at higher risk for injury while minimizing advancement in development for ”real world” deployment.
This 40 hour course aims to address these issues for law enforcement and military K9 units. This course places a focus on familiarizing the decoy with equipment, technique, and canine behavior. These areas will provide a safer training environment for the decoy and police K9 while maximizing gains for deployment.