CANI 175 Canine
Imprinting and Development for Sleeve Work
This course thoroughly educates the foundation processes of
teaching a canine to utilize the mouth/eye coordination in efforts of proper
targeting, gripping, and capturing the simulated prey. It focuses on both puppies and young green
animals, offering the tools, methodology, scheduling, and drive markers. Our
scientists, teaching impressive techniques, have developed this course and
changes that make the canine brain thoroughly grasp the training by targeting
symbiosis and antibiosis.
CANI 176 Canine
Imprinting and Development for Tracking
Tracking imprintation is an ancient concept and practice,
which our scientists have structured to create a long-long term potentiation
(LLTP) of tracking memory, primarily by concentration on the principles of
dopamine release and reuptake, through a masterfully mapped out track training
regimen and procedures. The student will be capable of demonstrating the full
complement of procedures and methodology of the model.
CANI 177 Canine
Imprinting and Development for Narcotics
Utilizing the same LLTP neurobiology methods as CANI 176,
this class teaches students a multiple based methodology to formulate a very
strong basis for canine imprintation of narcotic odorant gases. The class centers the training for both
primary alerts (aggressive and passive), instructing both methods and
techniques of modifying alerts and to form to the individual canine’s memory
change and behavioral perspective.
CANI 178 Canine
Imprinting and Development for Explosives
Similar to CANI 177, the explosives imprintation and
development course targets the methodology of memory pathways, as changes occur
within the canine’s perspectives of both visual stimulation, olfactory
triggers, and amygdalae processes; all coming together, carefully orchestrated
by the trainer, focusing on the passive alert balance and lock and hold as a
CANI 196 Dog
Shows and Competition Survey
This course is a survey of competitive
canine events. The program covers structured competitions for: sport and
working dogs, conformation, and agility.
The course surveys competition groups.
The course also encourages the student to investigate the
anthrozoological and evolutionary effects of the competitions.
CANI 200 Basic
Canine Obedience Training
This program covers the fundamental
aspects and movements of instruction and methodology for teaching a canine the
leader-follower components of behavior. It focuses on obedience training as a
task oriented training but furthers the training into relationship concepts for
CANI 203 Agility
This class provides the necessary
education and practical operations of instructing and performing canine
agility. The course involves: safety, course construction, motivation and
action, canine muscle usage and warm-up cool-down, online and offline procedures,
training, competition, and real life encounters for a canine.
CANI 213 Fundamental
Working Dog Development
This is a
course centered on the fundamentals and practices of elementary and medial
development of canines for usage of services: law enforcement,
therapy, assistance, etc. The course is based heavily on
behaviorism and neuroscience of learning, limbic
and autonomic nervous system. A strong support of dual texts and
video supplementation offers the student the visual guides to the theory with a
focus on troubleshooting. The knowledge of Canid pack theory is
helpful but not required.
CANI 220 Principles
of Canine Narcotics Detection
This course is an A
and B segmented curriculum. Course A is centered on the primary,
theoretical fundamentals of law enforcement - narcotics K9 training
science and practices. The curriculum utilizes a two-text
development and video instruction, for student understanding and competence, in
both recognition of methods and applicable sciences. The course
utilizes mammalian behaviorism techniques and chemistry of narcotic
gas expression. Course B is a lab practical involving the development of a
canine for the purpose of detection of narcotics. Both segments are 7-week
courses. Courses may be taken individually, simultaneous, or in sequence.
CANI 221 Canine
Intermediate Development for Sleeve Work
This course builds upon the techniques, strategies, and
methodology of CANI 175. This course
develops the equipment process changes and the concept of prey and defensive
drive markers utilized for timing changes and long term memory for the canine.
The course teaches the student the specific training options for developing the
canine grip and coordination at a higher level: independent, autonomic
response. The course also introduces the student to the nociceptive stimulus
concepts and the methods for avoiding and repairing the long-term memory of
those nociceptive actions.
CANI 222 Canine
Intermediate Development for Tracking
This course builds upon CANI 176. The class focuses upon the speed changes,
visual stimulus usages, and environmental manipulation, designing them for the
steady increase of the canine long-term memory pathways. It covers changes, as
they connect the visual and olfactory pathways to the tracking memory, allowing
the handler to gauge the muscle response, based upon the methodology as it fits
the canine behavior.
CANI 223 Canine
Intermediate Development for Narcotics
This course builds upon CANI 177. This course introduces the student to the
concepts of environmental memory, as it relates to odor detection and
alerting. The course covers exterior
vehicle introduction, building exposures, and the institution of search
patterns and air movement changes, regarding the location of the odorant. The course focuses strongly on the methods
used to prevent future location and alert issues.
CANI 224 Canine
Intermediate Development for Explosives
This course builds upon CANI 178. The course focuses on the cache of required
odors; introducing each one to the canine in a carefully planned odor-match
sequence. The introduction to vehicle searches and building exposure is also a
core of the class. Students will learn
the techniques of increasing a quicker search response, alert, and conformation
CANI 234 Canine
Development for Human Remains Detection I
This course covers the basic and intermediate aspects of
human remains detection. The course introduces the human decomposition stages
and the introduction methods for the canine to the odorants involved in those
stages. The student is exposed to the
aspects of alert development and canine instruction for search strategies.
CANI 243 Recording
Methods for Canine Mapping
This is course is based on scientific method recording. The class teaches the student the scientific
method for research documentation and applies it to the recording methods for
canine training. The method assures that training is recorded in a format that
far exceeds legal standards and accepted as science standards. This course will replace all generic record
software and forms, creating instead a truly scientific method, to match the
science of canine training.
CANI 247 Canine
Tracking Methodology I
This course is an
A and B segmented curriculum. Course A is focused on the theoretical and
biological sciences of training a canine for tracking human scent. Course B targets the
lab operations of training and developing a canine for the purpose of
tracking human scent. The CANI 247 curriculum utilizes human biology,
biochemistry and environmental chemistry concepts, along with behaviorism
controlled-stimulus/controlled-extinction. Students are educated in
both the training practices of canine tracking, as well as, the practical
purpose of working a tracking canine for the purpose of locating human scent.
CANI 249 Canine
Narcotic Detection I
This course is designed to teach the student the techniques
and methods of completing the narcotic training for the dog that has been
imprinted. The course instructs the
student how to conduct training advancement, problem solving, as well as, live
search techniques for increased operative success.
CANI 253 Intermediate
Protection and Apprehension Methods
This course instructs the student in the methods of shifting
a properly imprinted canine to levels of multiple decoy operations and frequent
drive flips. The student will understand
the techniques for transitioning to new equipment, introducing multiple
engagement areas, and reading transition behavior of drives.
CANI 255 Canine
Tracking Methodology II
This course builds upon Canine Tracking Methodology I. This course instructs the student in the
primary method styles of tracking, involving both speed tracking, as well as,
methodical slow tracking techniques. The
course, teaches an introduction to road crossings and hard surface
tracking. Students learn the precise
methods and uses for increasing distances, time, and canine focus. The course places a strong teaching focus on
the value methods of training and reward concepts.
CANI 256 Bloodhound
This course is designed to specifically map and instruct on
the biological truths of the Bloodhound breed, the tracking ability, and
training of the breed. The course
teaches students the myths of the Bloodhound and balances it with the strengths
of the breed. Students learn the methods
of developing the tracking response per the memory and value of the canine; in
addition, the course formulates the training necessity with the careful
planning and techniques for tracking.
CANI 266 Accelerant
Detection: Canine Option I
This course covers the fundamental considerations for
training and handling a canine for accelerant detection. The course covers the required odors,
concentration methods, alert training, search methods, and basic handling
CANI 274 Canine
Explosives Detection Methodology I
This class teaches the student the basic fundamentals of
explosives detection, training, and basic problem solving skills. The student
will be capable of understanding the concepts of handling a passive alert
canine, working explosives scent, types of search styles required for proper
detection, equipment, common explosives identification, general canine
behavior, safety, and legal aspects.
CANI 277 Search
and Rescue Methodology and Practices
This course is designed for students who are seeking
navigation, mountaineering, and essential required education for testing
capability and operational certification for search and rescue. The course is not designed as a canine class
but rather a human qualification and operation technique. However, canine
operations are integrated into the course as applicable. Students completing
the class are typically well prepared for qualification practical.
CANI 278 Canine
Search and Rescue Training I
This course is often taken along with CANI 277. This course is a canine-based training. The course teaches the methods of scouting,
air scenting on command, find/re-find, distance finds, off and on lead
searches, and the training techniques to develop all of the listed topics.
CANI 284 Canine
Utilization for Patrol Building Searches I
This course teaches the student the methods and strategies
for training a canine for human scent detection, location sourcing, indication,
and recovery apprehension for criminal apprehension inside building
structures. The course teaches safety,
liability, and handling methodology for the human: and search training methods,
drive control, decoy response, and alert training for the canine.
CANI 286 Problem
Solving Strategy for Public Canine Trainers
This program instructs the student in the primary 20,
problem solving, behavioral issues, that plague the general public and their
canine pets. The student learns the behavioral aspects of the problems,
techniques for modification, and the changes of the human side of the equation.
CANI 294 Training
Strategies for Professional Trainers
This course is designed for all trainers: public, private,
sport, working. The course instructs the
student in the four master levels of training: four strategies for approaching,
developing, modifying, and educating others in canine behavior
CANI 301 Canine
Advanced Development for Suit Work
This course instructs students in the fundamental and
advanced techniques for teaching a canine to utilize drive and aggression for a
bite suit. The class focuses on safety
of the decoy and canine, types of equipment, purpose and usages for the
training, as well as, decoy methods and environments. The course breaks down the procedures of
training for adjustment and transfer of the different positions on the suit.
CANI 302 Canine
Advanced Development for Tracking
This course follows Canine Tracking Methodology II. Students
will learn the advanced techniques of urban tracking starts, multiple scent
tracks, split tracks, backtracks, on and off track evidentiary design and
detection, as well as, specific processing techniques of different styles and
approaches, i.e., ABC, Stoplight, multistage, clock system, stages of rest,
CANI 303 Canine
Advanced Development for Narcotics
This class follows Canine Intermediate Development for
Narcotics. Instruction includes:
training the canine for high searches, introducing newer narcotic odors,
warehouse detection, dog distractions, food proofing, and re-searches,
following delays: The course places
emphasis on the habituation of canine training: causes and effects of that
training and methods to offset complacency.
CANI 304 Canine
Advanced Development for Explosives
This class follows the Canine Intermediate Development for
Explosives. This class teaches the
student how to advanced the canine training to facilitate and master public
transportation, multivariable levels, aircraft, airports and gate checks, human
scent scans and problems associate with human scent offset. The course focuses on problem solving
advanced situations: live searches, alert failures, agility, and distractions.
The program also instructs point-to-point methodology.
CANI 306 How to
Problem Solve Canine Aggression
This course follows the Reading and Managing Canine
Aggression Course. But may be taken independently. The course substantially covers multiple
aggression signals and instructs the student to the most plausible methods and
techniques for modification of that aggression.
CANI 307 Advanced
Rural Tracking Methods
In order to assure success, this class requires a
prerequisite of Tracking I.
This program is designed to teach the trainer how to utilize
specific techniques in efforts of working all rural environments, increasing
the canine dedication to the scent, scent discrimination, and processing lost
scent. The class covers training
techniques for rural advance, scheduling and planning, handler and decoy
tracks, distance increase techniques, terrain changing, and distraction
CANI 308 Canine
This course teaches the fundamental and medial methods of
training and utilizing a canine for bite apprehension. The program covers the equipment usages;
training methods, drive selections, decoy training, and safety. This class
utilizes multiple media guides to offer multiple views of concepts.
CANI 309 Advanced
This course focuses on the training for scent detection,
processing methodology, and restarts for all urban environments. The course concentrates on surfaces,
buildings, distractions, and residential areas: particular focus is made on the
encounter with human distraction for both the handler and canine.
CANI 310 Advanced
road crossings and parking lots
In order to have
full success, this class requires the prerequisite Tracking I. This class
builds upon the tracking structure of fundamental tracking. It takes the
principals of fundamental tracking and manipulates the structure, training
plan, and reward structure into a successful capability of training asphalt.
The class covers scent behavior on hard surfaces, track laying, speed,
approach, In order to assure success, this class requires a prerequisite
of Tracking I.
This program is designed to teach the trainer how to
utilize specific techniques in efforts of working all rural environments,
increasing the canine dedication to the scent, scent discrimination, and
processing lost scent. The class covers
training techniques for rural advance, scheduling and planning, handler and
decoy tracks, distance increase techniques, terrain changing, and distraction and canine handling techniques.
CANI 312 Canine
Narcotic Detection II
This course follows Canine Training Detection I. The course teaches the handler the specific
strategies for interior vehicle searches, as well as introducing the concepts
of interdiction and probable cause alert.
The student understands the advancement techniques for building searches
and another level of drive reward and alert building.
CANI 313 Canine
Development for Human Remains Detection II
This course follows Canine Development for Human Remains
Detection I. The student will learn the
advanced techniques of HRD: understanding the methods for live searches,
advancing the search capabilities of the canine, depth increases, as well as,
age considerations of odorant sample.
The course places an emphasis on water searches and boat operations,
working with dive teams, and scent recovery.
CANI 315 Advanced
Canine Obedience Training
Advanced obedience is a course designed to
teach trainers the techniques and methods of creating a training plan for
canine ability advancement. Unlike basic obedience, advanced obedience relies
on a strong focus of communication and off lead, relationship communication:
hand signals, body language, etc.
CANI 316 Accelerant
Detection: Canine Option II
This course follows Accelerant Detection I. The course develops the alert to a further
capability for live training scenarios.
Exposure to charred sources is integrated. Search methodology is
advanced and fire scene safety is incorporated.
The course also concentrates on problem solving and laboratory
CANI 336 Canine
Explosives Methodology II
This class is suited for students who have completed canine
explosives Methodology I.
Methodology II is designed to educate
students in multiple areas of detection: explosives detection problem solving,
logistical search patterns and methods, introduction to explosives chemical gas
expression, and speed adjustment methods.
The student will be capable of formulating training plans for problem
solving of most areas of explosives detection, be capable of mapping a precise
search method of buildings and structures utilizing maps and blueprints, understand
the concepts of explosives gas behavior and where to best position a dog for
detection, and how to modify and adjust team speed during an explosives search.
The student will also be capable of having the canine produce a clear point to
point off lead search.
CANI 339 Canine
Search and Rescue Training II
This course follows canine search and rescue training
I. The course instructs students in the
technical aspects of scent, as it relates to the swells and declines of human
victim emotion. The course also teaches
the advanced techniques of problem solving for search and rescue topics, including:
refusal on re-find, distractions, and
canine time procedures for environments. This course is highly recommended for
any international students seeking to achieve an American Society of Canine
Trainers SAR IV certification.
CANI 340 Canine Unit
Survival for Armed Encounters
This course teaches the tactics for handling a working
canine under stressful conditions of criminal apprehension. The course teaches
the student the safety measures while tracking or operating, in building
environments, and urban settings to read canine actions for signals of
danger. The course teaches various
techniques and acronyms assigned to stay safe and alive.
CANI 344 Disaster
Recovery: Canine Options
This course instructs students in the training and handling
methods for disaster recovery; rubble searches, structure collapses, ground
collapses, etc. The course focuses on
off lead directional fundamentals and training, communication, bark alerts,
scent detection positions, scent behaviors of the environment, distractions,
and safety. This course stays true to
the requirements of the national search and rescue disaster K9 testing standards
for both the United States and the United Kingdom.
CANI 357 Advanced
Decoy Development Techniques
This class teaches the student techniques of decoy
involvement in canine bite training. The
course clearly displays and breaks down the physical and mental aspects of
advanced decoy training. The course
covers: multi dog operation, equipment slides, utilization of environment for
increased stability of training, realistic scenarios, gunfire operations for
CANI 363 Canine Problem
The course covers a multi areas focus of police K9 training
problem solving situations. The program
offers solid assistance techniques and operations usages for modifying and
retraining a canine for troublesome situations.
The course offers a broad spectrum of topics, all carefully explained
CANI 366 Assistance
Canine Development I
This course teaches the fundamental selection process,
imprintation, and development of dogs for assistance of humans with
disabilities or special needs. An exciting field for trainers, assistance
training is often elusive for techniques and information. This course offers techniques across the
multiple fields, surveys the needs and generalization of those fields, and
presents training strategies and plans.
CANI 367 Patrol
This class presents the student with the necessary education
of training a canine and implementing handling styles in the area of
patrol. The class focuses on officer
safety and survival, approaches, crown control, officer protection, bail out
equipment, window exits, felony stop canine function and actions, building
search approaches, search advancement, weapon apprehension, multiple suspect
apprehensions, etc. The student learns the techniques as trainer and handler,
as well as teaching styles of the topics.
CANI 385 Narcotic
Interdiction: Night Operations
This course focuses the students education on conducting
narcotic detection searches, both vehicle and houses, under dark conditions
that may present: no lighting, limited lighting, or full artificial lighting. The focus on canine performance under
environmental stress is a major topic of the course, as is the handler motion
CANI 386 Rural
and Urban Tracking: Night Operations
This course stands alone or is often taken along with Canine
Unit Survival for Armed Encounters. This
class explores the safety practices for both night tracking, as well as, urban
tracking. A strong emphasis on safety of
canine and handler is present. The
course strongly covers the precise techniques for training and handling the
canine under situations of darkness, urban, distractions, and safety stress on
both the canine and the handler. The methodology breaks down a selective method
for the environmental conditions that are present.
CANI 390 Highway
Interdiction: Canine Tractor-Trailer Operations
This course educates the student on the training techniques,
handling styles and search methodology of narcotic (or explosives) detection in
the environment of highway stress and specifically for large motor carrier, tractor-trailer
CANI 391 Interstate
This course teaches the student the methods and tools for
training a canine for narcotic trafficking detection per interstate and highway
interdiction means. The course instructs
trainers and handler in the proper techniques for training the canine alerts
and reward consequences. Topic
include: Alert builds, interdiction time
gas exigency, narcotic time decay and gas behavior, cash seizures for narcotic
odor detection, door handle vs. seams, approach and strategy for partnership
sweeps, court testimony attacks.
CANI 402 Tactical
This course follows the Patrol Tactics course. Teaching the very specific training methods,
problem solving, and handler/team integration for canine usages in tactical
(SWAT, SPECOps) situations; the class guides the student through the
imprintation and conversion of patrol to the technical search and precise
control of armed suspect, tactical environments.
CANI 403 Technical
This class institutes the technical aspects of environment,
scent, and weather into the equation of tracking. The course teaches trainers how the effect of
the topics affects the training and success of tracking scent and availability
of a canine. Topics include: Vegetation,
wind, moisture, temperature, slopes and angles of environment, pavement. Chemistry principles taught are: Entropy,
Fluid Mechanics, Surface Tension, Capillary action, Gas laws and Rheology.
CANI 425 Assistance
Canine Development II
This course follows Assistance Canine Development I. The program teaches students the specific
methodology of training canines for individual fields of assistance. Whereas the level I course branched the
survey, this course narrows the field to the most common needs, instructs the
principles, and teaches the student the necessities of training the owner.
CANI 442 Canine Problem
This course follows Canine problem solving I. This class builds upon the level I course by
both increasing the level of difficulty of the problem, narrowing the focus to
primary functions: tracking, apprehension, odor detection, alerts, handler
aggression, etc. The course introduces multi option problem reducers, offering
several resources and options for each particular problem, in efforts to
successfully change the trouble spot without creating another problem area.
CANI 456 Advanced
The advanced explosives methods class is designed for
students who have completed canine explosives methodology II. This class educates the student in utilizing
the canine in high-risk environments and concentration searches on public
transportation, rail systems, and power grids.
The class focuses on the detection K9 team’s capability of working with
other teams and detection equipment. The student will be capable of
demonstrating off lead searches from distances, mapping buildings and
structures for proper search strategy without assistance of blue prints,
demonstrating the proper search of multiple aircraft, and understand the
methods of training to reach these goals.
CANI 470 Canine
Students may credit up to 6 credit hours for internship
experience. The university and the
department must approve the internship.
Internship specifics have variable options but all require 7-week
minimums per 3 credit hours.
CANI 481 Canine
Problem Solving III
This class follows canine problem solving II. In this course, the student will learn the
techniques of solving problems in canine training from the perspective of an
observer. The course is designed to
assist the student with learning the methods and instruction for problem
solving a situation by instructing the handler to carryout the function, as
opposed to the trainer having to handle the canine. The class focuses not only on the techniques
for the problem solving method but also the specific needs of blending the
handler and canine together to assure success. The class offers a concentration
on the trainer recognizing the handler involvement in the problem creations and
subsequently the success.
CANI 500 Advanced
Topics in Canine Problem Solving
This course follows Canine Problem Solving III. This course
is an encyclopedic concentration on significant canine behavior problems. The student is reviewed in the fundamental
and intermediate levels of problem solving, followed by instructed teachings
for combined methods, reflected problem solving avoidance, and how to instruct
others in the behavior modification.
CANI 505 Advanced
Protection and Apprehension Methods
This course teaches the advanced methods of training a
canine for the leadership role of protection and apprehension. The methods instructed are carefully managed,
as a singular portion of a large conglomerate of behavioral triggers from the
canine, decoy, and handler. This course
utilizes real life scenarios and examples in the formation of training plans
and methods of instruction that concentrate the student on the ability of
greatly assuring control, accuracy, and confident capability in all patrol
situations or protection modes (for private usage). The primary focus is on realistic
environments and strategic planning.
CANI 511 Canine
Development for Hearing Impaired
A graduate level course, this course requires a prerequisite
of Advanced Canine Assistance II. This course concentrates on the selection,
imprintation, development, and techniques for training a canine to assist
owners with severe, hearing difficulty or complete loss. The course focuses on
both the training methods for specific, required need and the education of the
CANI 512 Canine
Development for Assistance for Sight Impaired
A graduate level course, this course requires a prerequisite
of Advanced Canine Assistance II. This
course focuses on the training for dogs in assistance for humans who are blind
or severely limited in vision. One of
the most difficult fields of all canine training, assistance for sight impaired
requires a careful intelligence, dedication, and capability of lifestyle which
provides the adequacy for successful development of a canine for this field. This class teaches students the required
training plan, strategies, and models for properly training the alerts, shifts,
movements, etc. The areas of training
are implemented in week one. The focus is placed on the trainer methods of
instructing the owner, handling education.
CANI 602 Graduate
Canine Problem Solving
This course follows CANI 500. This course assists the student with a
required behavioral composition; instituted and drawn by the student, as a
portfolio of canine problem solving, learned techniques, skills, methods, tactics,
tools, and flexibility of combinations, all centered around the concepts of
timing and value memory. As a
significant part of the composition, the student will be assisted in the
inclusion of handler instruction and behavioral modification, as related to the