Unparalleled explosive detection dogs and handler training programs which produce successful teams
At Highland Canine Training, LLC, we have built a reputation for training effective bomb detection dogs and offering comprehensive K9 handler training.
It is an unfortunate reality of modern society that international and domestic terrorism is a threat that refuses to go away. Law enforcement teams tasked with protecting our communities face an increasingly difficult job in this ongoing fight.
When it comes to protecting the public, we need to use every tool at our disposal – especially when the tool has a track record of success. A skilled detection dog specializing in locating explosives is undeniably the most effective way to deter and eliminate these threats.
Our bomb dogs are meticulously selected and trained by our experienced team of working dog trainers. Our team has been at the forefront of innovation for nearly twenty years when it comes to training explosives detection dogs, and our leadership team is comprised of former law enforcement personnel . We truly understand the importance of reliability and confidence when working in the field.
Our bomb dogs are trained with a passive alert for the safety of both the dog and the handler. They are trained on the following odors:
- Nitrate and Chlorate Explosives Salts
- RDX (tagged and untagged)
- C4 (tagged and untagged)
- Semtex A& H
- Smokeless Powder
- Black Powder
Combined with our extensive K9 handler training – considered to be the most thorough in the industry – your bomb dog team will be set up for success. Our handler courses provide you with all the information you need for maximum efficiency, in addition to scenario-based training and best practices for record keeping, report writing, and K9 case law.
Our results speak for themselves – bomb dog K9 teams we have trained have delivered consistent results. Speak with us today for more information on our bomb dog training.
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K9 Handler Training
Our handler training programs provide you with the confidence, knowledge and skills you need to get results in the field.
Our bomb dog handler courses place a huge emphasis on the safety of the K9 team. We work to ensure that handlers are able to effectively work bomb detection dogs in the safest method possible.
Bomb detection K9 handlers are taught to efficiently sweep convention centers and large public venues, roadways and parking areas, as well as other missions that these handlers are tasked with completing in the real world. We insist that all of our handlers are completely comfortable with their new partner before completing our courses.
Our rigorous scenario-based certification program ensures that our handlers are completely capable of performing effectively when they return to the field.
Our Bomb Dog Handler Course is a comprehensive course taught by current and former law enforcement K9 handlers and supervisors. It teaches beginner handlers all they need to know to be safe and effective in the field. Even for experienced handlers, our handler courses can be customized to assist them in honing their existing skills.
Listed below are some of the topics covered during our Bomb Dog Handler Courses:
Basic Odor Theory
Proper Handling Techniques
Recognizing Explosives and IEDs
Canine Case Law
Record Keeping & Report Writing
Canine First Aid & CPR
Proper Detection Training Aid Handling and Storage
Advanced Detection & Interdiction
Scent Discrimination Trailing
Variable Surface Trailing
Police K9 Agility
Parts of our curriculum can be studied online at your own pace, prior to attending our training facility for hands-on training.
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What Are The Benefits Of A Bomb Dog?
Bomb and explosive detection dogs provide many benefits for law enforcement. These amazing K9s are the safest way to protect attendees of large gatherings against the threat of explosives. Learn more about how a highly-skilled bomb dog can help.
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Bomb Dog Statistics
Sadly, the increasing prevalance of attacks using firearms and explosives puts the public in danger. Learn more about the facts behind the rise in these incidents.
Explosive incidents in the United States are on the rise.
According to the research department at Statista – which acquires data from the ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives), amongst other sources – there was a 37.62% increase in explosives-related incidents in 2020, compared with the previous year.
Source: Statista, ATF
School shootings are occurring more frequently.
Research by the CHDS (Center for Homeland Defense and Security) shows that between 1999 and 2014, school shootings took place, on average, once every 124 days. Between 2015 and 2018, this number decreased to a school shooting every 77 days.
Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) are listed by the UN as a growing threat.
Due to their simplicity, the proliferation and use of IEDs across the world has increased in recent years. The United Nations stated that in the space of one year (2015), IEDs were used in ten percent of countries around the world.
Source: United Nations