training k9 police dogs

Training k9 police dogs – How do you do that ?

Training K9 Police Dogs

Training K9 police dogs is basically what K10 Working dogs does on a daily basis. We train our police dogs for customers all over the world. But what does it mean ? What disciplines are K9 police dogs taught ? In this article we try to explain what we do !

training k9 police dogs

Training K9 police dogs : routine !

We train our dogs daily ! Police dogs are single purpose dogs or dual purpose dogs. Obedience is of course also basic training. Commands given by the trainer of handler must be obeyed immediately after the command is given to the dog.

Which dog breeds are used by us ?

K10 Workingdogs B.V. used different kinds of dog breeds for training police k9’s. Normally we have these kind of dogs available for our customers :

  • Belgian Malinois
  • German Shepherds
  • Dutch Shepherds
  • Labradors *
  • German Pointers *

* Single purpose dogs

What kind of training do we give our police K9 dogs ?

In general K10 Workingdogs B.V. is specialised in :

  • Bitework and tracking
  • Narcotics detection
  • Explosive detection

All these purposes can be used by our police law enforcement customers. They in fact order these kind of dogs from us and after their order, we start training our K9 police dogs for this particular purpose.

Bitework and tracking

Bitework training means that the K9 should attack and bite a ‘suspect’ . This suspect is wearing a sleeve (to bite in the arm) or a bite suit. Basic bite work training is done with a sleeve. More intensive training is done with a bite suit.

The suspect is placed in different situations, so we can judge the dogs work in all these kinds of situations. Sometimes customers ask us to train the dogs in different environments or situations.

In tracking the police K9 is trained to pick up a scent and follow a track. Our dogs are then trained to use their smelling capabilities. We carefully pick our dogs that we will follow the tracking program. We judge how they work and use their nose. The dogs will indicate objects after the followed the track.

Narcotics detection training

Police forces also use our narcotics detection dogs, this means we train these kind of dogs to be ready for the job ! Or dogs are trained to detect the several substances :

Explosive detection training

  • TNT Semtex
  • C4
  • Data sheet
  • Detonation Cord
  • Gun powder
  • Blackpowder
  • Dynamite
  • RDC

Explosive detection has become a major part of general police work. This means also that training these kind of dogs is taken very serious by K10 Working dogs.

Narcotics detection training

We are training narcotics detection dogs on a daily basis on these substances :

  • Marijuana
  • Herion
  • Cocaine
  • Methamphetamines
  • Other narcotics

Our dogs will indicate the narcotics by taking a sit position after detecting the substance.

On average it will take about 4 weeks to have dog ‘ready’ to present to our customers. Narcotics K9’s are also often used by other law enforcement agencies, like customs or security companies.

Single purpose dogs

Single purpose dogs are trained for one task and one task only. In practice this means that these kind of dogs will either bite, track or detect.

Dual purpose dogs

Dual purpose dogs are trained as police k9’s and have several skills. In general they are trained to do bite work and detection work.

Our dogs at K10 Working Dogs

K10 Working dogs has a large number of dogs available. We are able to deliver :

  • Untrained police dogs (green dogs)
  • Semi trained police dogs
  • Fully trained police dogs

Please feel free to contact us and ask us about prices and possibilities.

Medical and transportation

All our dogs are in between 18 and 24 months old and all are x-rayed on hips and elbows. They all have international passports which show medical information and vaccination records.

We can assist our customers with transporting the dogs to their final destination.

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