Complete Canine Training is proud to offer K9 decoy courses for all law enforcement and military agencies in the US. We have basic, advanced, and problem-solving decoy courses. We will set up a custom course specific to your unit needs as well.
Long gone are the days (or at least they should be) when we throw the rookie into the suit. Putting an inexperienced person in a bite suit is not helping any K9 team get better. In fact, that’s how dogs and people get hurt. It is time to start choosing the right personnel for the job and ensuring they get the proper training to do the job effectively.
Complete Canine Training’s Decoy School will improve your decoy skills, if you are a seasoned vet or beginner you will learn from our course. After this course, decoys are able to start puppy bite work, build green dogs up, develop proper biting habits, teach targeting, problem-solve, and much more. Let your decoy be an asset, not a liability, to your K9 teams.
Police K9 Decoy Courses
3-Day K9 Decoy Course
Course Dates: September 18-20, 2023 | March 13-15, 2024 | September 16-18, 2024 | December 11-13, 2024
Our 3-day decoy course is an entry-level course for green handlers and decoys. In this decoy course, we will cover safety, decoy fundamentals, proper equipment usage, drive channeling, and bite-building techniques for starters. By the end of the course, you will have the skill set to effectively and safely train and build up patrol canines. You will also be able to problem-solve many issues that K9s may be having on deployments and in training.
5-Day K9 Decoy Course
Course Dates: June 24-28, 2024
Our 5-day decoy course will take you through the fundamentals of decoying and progress into scenario-based training. In this decoy course, we will cover safety, decoy presentations, proper equipment usage, drive channeling, bite-building techniques, and day and night scenario-based training. By the end of the course, you will have the skill set to effectively and safely train and build up patrol canines in all aspects of patrol work as well as identify and solve potential deployment and training issues with patrol K9s.
Delaware State Police Decoy Course
Course Date: November 6-11, 2023
We will be in Dover, DE for 5 days in November this year working with Delaware State Police. Teaching their training staff and K9 handlers the art of decoy work. We will work through the basics of decoying and teach them how to set up and decoy for real-world scenarios in this 5-day decoy school. As of Sept 12th this class is full and no more registrations are being accepted.
Problem-Solving Decoy Course
Course Dates: 2024 Dates TBD – Call to schedule for your unit
The problem-solving course is more for the dogs than the decoys. This course is aimed specifically at solving patrol dogs’ problems with biting and engaging and teaching the decoys how to do this as well. We have solved issues with non-engagement, shallow biting, equipment fixation, and much more. During this course, we will solve K9 problems and teach handlers and decoys how to fix the current issues and any others we may expose while training.