Phase 3 Two Weeks to Operational Tracking Overcoming Human and Animal Distractions
Online Class - Phase III: Overcoming human and animal distractions while trailing/ tracking
This course is designed to teach the trailing/ tracking handler how to read and manage animal and human distractions that may cause the dog to switch trails. The problem is, most people cannot read the difference and some tracks that seem to be great, are actually a combination of multiple tracks of human and/ or animals. Jeff's program will teach a handler how to overcome these track killers. The key is to teach the dog that jumping track is not acceptable.
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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