K-9 Field Training Officer

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K-9 FIELD TRAINING OFFICER


THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE ONLINE K-9 HANDLER CERTIFICATION
COURSE AVAILABLE

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  • 1st & Only L.E. K-9 Handler & Instructor and Private Professional online courses
  • 21 Chapters, 7 Sections of case law, 500 pages of learning material
  • Work at your own pace
  • designed & written by L.E. K-9 Operators
  • No travel – Complete 24/7 Access
  • Certificate at completion
  • Official K-9FTO Course Manual

Bridging the gap between academic training and real street deployment; adding consistency between the handler and K-9

(Certified K-9FTO)


(Certified K-9 Handler)


(Certified K-9 Handler Instructor)


(K-9 Supervisor Course)

NEW COURSE

Dog Psychology and Problem Solving Webinar On Demand

This course is designed to educate K-9 handlers, dog trainers, and civilian dog owners.

 

Bring your dog’s training to the next level by unlocking the why behind your dog’s behavior to learn how to optimize the good behavior and eliminate the bad behavior. For dog owners, K9 handlers, and even dog trainers to help your clients maintain the training you’ve done with them. #dogpsychology

This on demand webinar course is designed to educate K-9 handlers, dog trainers, and civilian dog owners.

We will be covering:

  • Behavior
  • Conscious v Subconscious
  • Human mental limitations and how that effects your dog
  • Classical and Operant Conditioning
  • Deeper meaning of the term “reward”
  • Memory and so much more!
  • 4.5 hours of content included in three modules

 

K-9 Professional Handler Instructor Online Curriculum k9-field-training-officer-2

K-9 FIELD TRAINING OFFICER


THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE ONLINE K-9 HANDLER CERTIFICATION
COURSE AVAILABLE

ENROLL TODAY

  • 1ST & ONLY L.E. K-9 HANDLER & INSTRUCTOR AND PRIVATE PROFESSIONAL ONLINE COURSES
  • 21 Chapters, 7 Sections of case law, 500 pages of learning material
  • Work at your own pace
  • designed & written by L.E. K-9 Operators
  • No travel – Complete 24/7 Access
  • CERTIFICATE AT COMPLETION
  • OFFICIAL K-9FTO COURSE MANUAL

Bridging the gap between academic training and real street deployment; adding consistency between the handler and K-9

(Certified K-9FTO)


(Certified K-9 Handler)


(Certified K-9 Handler Instructor)


(K-9 Supervisor Course)

NEW COURSE

Dog Psychology and Problem Solving Webinar On Demand

This course is designed to educate K-9 handlers, dog trainers, and civilian dog owners.

 

Bring your dog’s training to the next level by unlocking the why behind your dog’s behavior to learn how to optimize the good behavior and eliminate the bad behavior. For dog owners, K9 handlers, and even dog trainers to help your clients maintain the training you’ve done with them. #dogpsychology

This on demand webinar course is designed to educate K-9 handlers, dog trainers, and civilian dog owners.

We will be covering:

  • Behavior
  • Conscious v Subconscious
  • Human mental limitations and how that effects your dog
  • Classical and Operant Conditioning
  • Deeper meaning of the term “reward”
  • Memory and so much more!
  • 4.5 hours of content included in three modules

 

The Best K9 Field Training Officer Online Certification

K-9FTO PROGRAM PURPOSE

Although new K-9 Handlers receive initial training for K-9 handling, new handlers cannot be expected to immediately assume the full responsibilities of an experienced K-9 Handler.

In order to make the newly assigned K-9 handler’s transition to field training as effective as possible, they are assigned to a K-9 Field Training Officer, certified through K-9FTO, for additional instruction, training and evaluation.

Much like the field training program for a new recruit, the K-9 Field Training Program (K-9FTO) introduces the newly assigned handler to the appropriate procedures, policies and case law consistent with the handler’s agency. The newly assigned handler will receive additional training in the field on actual calls for service.  The Certified K-9FTO is expected to train within the handler’s transition period from training to the street and within the parameters of their agencies respective philosophies and pursuant to its policies.

K-9FTO noticed one thing lacking in training for the K-9 Teams (Handler & K-9) is that there is absolutely no training in the country for the K-9 Handlers transition from the initial academic training to the deployment of the K-9 Team working the streets.  Which is the complete opposite of an officer-trainee that receives up to 14 weeks of additional training on FTO for there transition from the basic academic academy to there deployment at there respective agencies.

After several meetings and consultations by additional K-9 rield experts, the K-9FTO Field Training Officer course curriculum was created and the K-9FTO Field Training Officer program and manual were created. The goal is not to tell the handler how to train, or tell departments where to train or where to get there department K-9’s, because this can very across the state.  The goal of this K-9FTO course is to bridge the gap between the academic training and the real street deployment and add consistency the training of one of the most important parts of the K-9 team, the Handler.  This type of K-9FTO training along with the manuals curriculum will help the industry.

Once a trainee-handler has completed this course they should not have any questions in their mind about when, why, and how they are to utilize their department’s K-9 on the street.  In turn this will assist in lowering liability and increase officer safety.

Certified K-9FTO’s will have met or exceeded the K-9FTO program criteria, which includes a 40-hour online course or training seminar.

After the completion of the 40 hour online course, the Certified K-9FTO will have demonstrated the understanding of K-9 related case law and the ability to impart that knowledge and its real-world application in police work to the handler-trainee.

The K-9FTO will serve as a comprehensive resource to the handler-trainee for all things K-9, from basic grooming and kenneling, to the most advanced tactics and methods expected from a K-9 team in the field.

The K-9FTO course curriculum training manual will be utilized as the K-9FTO mentors, and guides the new K-9 handler through an 80-hour of field training.  These 80 hours of field training are intended to bridge the gap between the handler’s initial K-9 handler training and the beginning of their time as an operational, effective K-9 team on the street.

Comprehensive K9 Field Training Officer Online Certification

During the application of the 80 hours of field training, it is the responsibility of the K-9FTO to thoroughly review the K-9 Field Training Program guide and related materials with the newly assigned K-9 handler-trainee.  The K-9FTO will lead by example according to his own department’s expectations and discuss and demonstrate proper K-9 patrol procedures, responsibilities and duties.  Trainees will be required to perform appropriate law enforcement duties and tasks in real time and in simulated scenarios under the guidance and supervision of their assigned K-9FTO.

Specific examination requirements consist of training objectives within each unit that must be articulated or demonstrated to the K-9FTO, who then initials or “signs-off” on each training objective indicating that the handler-trainee has a solid understanding of the subject or task.  These tasks are also intended to generate discussion and dialogue about the subject matter with the K-9FTO.

The handler-trainee’s performance will be evaluated by the K-9FTO and monitored by the agency’s K-9 Unit Supervisor through both reviews and weekly reports.  At the end of the training program, the K-9 Unit Supervisor and the K-9FTO will review the totality of the handler-trainee’s performance.  At this time, the K-9 Unit Supervisor and the K-9FTO will determine whether the handler-trainee is ready to perform as a solo K-9 patrol team, or if remedial instruction is necessary.

All certified K-9FTO & certified K-9 Handler Instructors will receive certificate of completion, the K-9FTO course manual, and the Certified K-9FTO Field Training Officer insignia patch.

Additional K-9FTO Field Training Officer Course membership Benefits:

  • The most comprehensive K-9 Handler training website on the internet
  • The latest updates on Federal & State statutory K-9 case law
  • Continued 24/7 Online access
  • No travel expenses and loss of staff issues
K-9FTO K-9 Field Training Officer Online Certification February 27, 2016