Online Training Programs
Comprehensive online K9 programs to improve your knowledge and increase operational efficiency
At Highland Canine Training, LLC, we have developed a comprehensive curriculum of K9 handler and supervisor training covering a broad range of topics.
We are delighted to make these programs available for online learning. These classes provide valuable insights for supervisors and handlers alike, covering operational best practices and management techniques to achieve top-quality results for your K9 team.
Our classes are delivered through Digital Chalk. Browse our catalog of classes below (or on Digital Chalk) and then register for your program of choice!
Police K9 Supervisor Course
Law Enforcement Only*
Our complete K9 Supervisor course is designed for managers, administrators or supervisors of police K9, patrol K9, and detection dog units.
This comprehensive course covers a variety of topics, including:
- Effective and efficient selection
- Training and management of Police K9 Units
- K9 liability
- Record keeping and report writing
- Handling of training aids
- Unit allocation
This course is a great way for law enforcement teams to understand how to unleash the potential of their K9 Unit and dog teams.
K9 Criminal Interdiction Series
Law Enforcement Only*
This four (4) part series is designed to develop a solid foundation of techniques in criminal interdiction for interstate, municipal or rural officers.
This comprehensive course is taught by an interdiction expert with over 30 years of experience and covers a variety of topics, including:
- Roadside Interview techniques
- Effective use of K9’s during interdiction stops
- Identifying traps and hidden compartments
- Commercial motor vehicle stops
- Related case law and record keeping strategies
This course is an asset for any handler, regardless of experience level, to increase their overall success with criminal interdiction stops.
NOTE: Classes marked wit * are ‘Law Enforcement Only’ and our team will need to verify your identity before you can enroll in the course.
A Strategic Approach to Problem Solving in Modern K9 Operations
This class explores common problems faced by K9 teams that are seen in training and deployments. You will learn about strategies to better understand causes of these problems occurring in detection, trailing, obedience & control and patrol.
Criminal Interdiction Courses
K9 Utilization on Interdiction Traffic Stops*
Topics for this class include best practices for utilization of detection dogs on criminal interdiction traffic stops (with multiple examples), in addition to relevant canine case law that can influence these stops.
Roadside Interviews & Understanding Human Behavior*
Effective roadside interviews are key to a team’s success in criminal interdiction stops. This class gives you usable techniques for conducting better interviews and understanding human behavior.
Hidden Compartments and Common Concealment Methods*
Smuggling is big business; K9 handlers must be aware of the techniques used to smuggle contraband on highways. This class covers examples of concealment methods and best practices for discovering them on traffic stops.
Strategies for Commercial Motor Vehicle Stops*
For many, commercial motor vehicles can be intimidating and present unique challenges for detection dogs. This course gives you insight to ensure that you can create effective plans when dealing with them during traffic stops.