This course is designed to develop the primary skills necessary for street patrol. The new dog and handler team will learn the fundamentals of canine psychology and health, building and area searches, obedience and control, tactical deployment and trailing. The K9 team will learn to work around and with a search team while moving comfortably around other officers.
Basic Handler Courses are scheduled three times per year. You can also request a private Basic Handler’s Course if there is an urgent need for a K-9 team to hit the street immediately. Call our Training Director, Manuel Villanueva, for more details and information at 760-468-8830.