NARCOTICS

PSPK9 NARCOTICS DETECTION DOG

Realizing that it takes a special gift for a dog to able to be trained for narcotics detection. A good PSPK9 narcotic dog must posses the following:

Limitless play drive and love for the game.

• High endurance under most difficult situations.
• Good scenting ability.
• Willing to cross or confront barriers in order to retrieve its toy.
• Willing and able to retrieve at least four different types of items; plastic, leather, glass, wood, metal.

The dog must feel confident in its environment. Such as being able to walk in slippery floors, be exposed to loud noises and not hesitate to overcome any situation.

PSPK9 NARCOTICS TEST

Handlers in order to graduate and be able to certify must undergo 160 hours of training and pass the following tests listed:

Living Room
Bedroom
Kitchen
Bathroom
Stall /Dark room
Storage
Vehicle Outside
Vehicle Inside
Locker/Suit Cases
Area/Ground Search
These are tests in order for one to qualify for the PSPK9 narcotics qualification. In this manner we have an all around dog that we will be able to confront with confidence in any given situation.

NARCOTIC DETECTION DOG TEAM TRAINING COURSE 160 Training Hours

The participants will be instructed in:

  1. All existing narcotics.
  2. Their origin.
  3. The necessity of narcotic crime apprehension.
  4. Legal possibilities and boundaries for the use of the narcotic detection dog team.
  5. Behavior in court cases.
  6. Most common hiding places used by dealers.
  7. Discussion about the latest techniques used by narcotics dealers to mask the narcotic’s scents.
  8. First aide to the dog as it relates to narcotics detection.
  9. Nature of the dog’s nose and possibilities of it’s use.
  10. Forming an association with the narcotic’s scent.
  11. Possibilities and boundaries of the dog in narcotic detection.
  12. Keeping narcotics and substitutes as training aids.

PRACTICAL INSTRUCTIONS

Participants will be instructed and trained in:

  1. Preparing training aids.
  2. Safe and proper use of training aids.
  3. Preparing and keeping training reports.
  4. Reading and understanding the dog’s reaction and alerts.
  5. Working together with narcotic’s detectives.

The dog will be trained in:

  1. Alerting on marijuana/hashish/heroin/cocaine/methamphetamine.
  2. Avoiding misleading scents.
  3. Searching in residences, large buildings, schools, factories, stalls, airports and vehicles.

TRAINING AGENDA AND TIME SCHEDULE FOR THE NARCOTIC DETECTION DOG TEAM

First Week

Theoretic Instructions.

• Knowledge of the dog’s abilities.
• Knowledge of narcotics’ scent.
• Knowledge of forming and association
• Knowledge of preparing training items for marijuana and hashish.

Third Week

Theoretic Instructions.
• Knowledge of first aid of dogs.
• Knowledge of legal aspects.
• Knowledge of court behavior.
• Knowledge of preparing training aides – heroin.

Practical Training.
• Searching for Marijuana and hashish with misleading scent
• Forming an association to heroin.
• Searching for heroin simple and difficult hiding places.
• Searching for heroin in simple hiding places.

Second Week

Theoretic Instructions.
• Knowledge of possibilities and boundaries of the dog in narcotic detection.
• Knowledge of handling narcotics for training.
• Knowledge of all drugs and dealing techniques.

Practical Training
• Searching for marijuana and hashish with misleading scent
• Forming an association to heroin.
• Searching for heroin in simple and difficult hiding places.
• Searching for heroin in simple hiding places.

Fourth Week

Theoretic Instructions.
• Individual final discussion.
• Knowledge of preparing training items, cocaine.

Practical Training
• Searching for heroin in difficult hiding places with misleading scents.
• Forming the association to cocaine
• Searching for cocaine in simple and difficult hiding places.
• Searching for marijuana, hashish, heroin and cocaine in difficult hiding places with misleading scents.