Phase 7 Two Weeks to Operational Tracking- The Proximity Alert
Online Class - Phase VII: The Proximity Alert
This course is designed to teach the trailing/ tracking handler how to read the dogs proximity alerts to the subjects location from a variety of distances. Live human scent pools create the alert and this scent picture is often the last thing the dog has before a trail is lost. Why? Because if you do not train for aged scent pools at the end of your track, it can send the dog into a condition Jeff's calls "chasing blown odor". It is very common for some very high drive dogs to chase blown human odor for hundreds of meters away from the subject.
The proximity alert also keeps dog teams safe from potential conflict with armed suspects. Learning how to read the alert may easily save a handler or team members lives. This is important information for SAR handlers as well. Not everyone wants to be found safely.
Participants who cannot attend due to unforeseen circumstances may take a future course at no additional charge. All Tracking courses are for any potential tracking K9. This includes apprehension and non- apprehension.
The purpose of this class is to work the dog into changes of environments and surfaces using our proven method of training. Learn how human scent pictures work on various surfaces and how to allow your dog to work them in a natural way.
Jeff's system is a natural training method using the dogs innate skills at tracking scent. Skills that are hardwired into the dog at birth and not something that can be replicated by humans. Jeff's philosophy is that we cannot train a dog to track as it already has this capability as soon as it crawling shortly after birth. If anything, human interpretation of this ability is often skewed and many training styles are often contradictory to Canid tracking instinct. Our job as handlers is to harness this natural ability and teach the dog to trail/ track in a variety of environments and to stay focused on one target at a time; scent discrimination.
Each class is approximately 2-2.5 hours long based on Q&A time after the powerpoint. The PowerPoint includes videos and diagrams of actual training exercises for each phase. Post presentation, Jeff will be available for up to 2 individual Q&A emails per phase and per student. Jeff's book is recommended reading prior to the class but not mandatory. You may obtain a copy directly from our store here or a kindle version on Amazon.
There are multiple training dates for each phase offered. Should a trainee not be able to complete a course due to unforeseen circumstances, make-up dates are offered at not additional charge. Recoding of classes is not allowed. All material is copyright protected.
Per Phase cost is $200. You can get the entire course and receive a 25% discount on each phase.
This course is for police, military, civilian or Search & Rescue personnel.
A final graduation certificate will be provided to each student.
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