How are police dogs trained ?
If you are wondering how police dogs are trained, than K10 Working Dogs might provide you an idea on how we are doing this. Our trainers have full time jobs in our company getting all kinds of police dogs ready for the job.
It is important to know what police forces want. They will buy our dogs at our kennel in the Netherlands. The criteria for a good and stable police dog are basically the same all over the world. So, for us it is relatively easy to train police dogs accordingly the standards.
All police dogs or K9’s should be social dogs. This means that the dogs should be friendly towards public. But how can you train this ?
Socializing working dogs means that they should be around people as much as possible. When we select our dogs before they enter a training program, this is one of the first things we look at.
When we are selecting dogs for police forces we also look at the work drive of the dogs. Are they willing to work ? Our trainers look at the will to work by testing the future police canine with a ball or kong (toy). Dogs who are crazy on that, are usually also dogs that can be trained easily.
The last part before buying a dog from our suppliers is the medical part. All dogs that we buy are x-rayed on hips, back and elbows. This x-rays are qualified by international standards going from excellent to very poor. (A-B-C-D-E system). We will only select dogs that have A or B qualification.
What kind of police dog
We divide police dogs in two groups :
- Single purpose
- Dual purpose
Single purpose police dogs only bite or only detect
Dual purpose dogs detect and bite
Also see our article on Single vs Purpose Dogs
Depending on the customer, we deliver three kinds of ‘levels’ – We sell :
Green police dogs will be trained by the customer. The dogs we offer all have the basic skills to become a perfect single or dual purpose police dog.
Pretrained or semi trained police dogs have basic training. The have had bite and or detection training. These dogs have not been trained to detect any specific odour like narcotics or explosives.
Fully trained policed dogs are expensive. We have spend many hours on preparing these kinds of dogs. They can ‘work’ immediately for our customers.
Training police dogs
Depending on the customer we train our dogs accordingly. This means we can take care of :
- Bite work training
- Detection training
Police dogs are trained to work under extreme circumstances and should become fearless while on duty.
Curious about our police dogs ?
Please feel free to contact us anytime on prices and availability.