Explosive Detection Training

Golden Gate K9's Explosive Detection Dog Training meets and exceeds California Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Guidelines, California Narcotic Canine Association (CNCA) Certification Standards, and Scientific Working Group on Dog and Orthogonal detector Guidelines (SWGDOG). Course includes a CNCA Certification by a Disinterested Certification Official.

Golden Gate K9's Explosive Detection Dog Training is a 7-week course for 8 odors. Additional odors are available upon request. Agency chooses additional odors. Our Course's desire is Protect Lives, Protect National Land Marks, and to Protect Property through Proper K9 Selection, Training, and Deployment of Our Explosive Detection Dog Teams.

Our Training also Includes but is not limited to:

  • Handler development
  • Safe Handling, Transportation, Accountability, Storage of Explosives
  • Canine Behavior and How Dogs Learn
  • Use of training Equipment
  • Care for K9
  • Detection Terminology
  • Case Law
  • Report Writing
  • Training and Utilization Records
  • Testifying in Court
  • Deployment
  • Threat Assessment
  • Types of Explosive Detection Missions
  • Advanced Obedience
  • Target Odors
  • Odor Obedience
  • Ignoring Distractors
  • The Final Response or Alert
  • Reward Training and Schedules
  • Facilitating the Search
  • Search Pattern and Techniques
  • Building, Open Area, Vehicle, and Container Searches

In Golden Gate K9's Explosive Detection Dog Course, the K9 Team learns how to safely and systematically facilitate the search of the environment for the target odors being hunted. The selection, training, and handler's facilitation of the search pattern are critical to the preservation of human life and property. Golden Gate K9 takes special care in the selection and training of our Explosive Detector Dog Teams.