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Whatever your needs are, whatever K-9 issues you may have, look no further than High Drive K-9. With our innovative approach, our cutting edge reality based training, and our dedicated commitment to K-9 Teams across the world, High Drive K-9 delivers. 
HDK-9 has established and implemented training courses and seminars to challenge K-9 teams and to keep them up to date with real world deployment issues. From the basic K-9 academics to advanced involvement with K-9 and  SWAT together, HDK-9 offers flexible training schedules to accommodate all agencies. Here at HDK-9, we are committed to providing intense and dynamic training courses and seminars, however never sacrificing the integrity of K-9 training.
HDK-9 Instructors are comprised of active K-9 and SWAT professionals who have dedicated themselves to Law Enforcement. All of our instructors are professional and courteous and are strong advocates of team work and honesty.  Our instructors truly care about every officer and dog team, and work tenaciously to achieve success for all.
HDK-9 offers the best hands on K-9 training today.  But, one thing remains unchanged – our dedication to providing the best services to K-9 teams.  We strive to keep an open and honest  attitude about our work,  promising to produce excellent police work dogs through every one of our courses.  

Exclusive hdk9 workshops

ANNUAL K-9 TACTICAL WORKSHOP

High Drive K-9 is offering a Realistic, Practical and Cutting Edge workshop that focuses directly on the Real-Life Engagement’s relating to Tactical problems when K9 is deployed. During this workshop, you and your K-9 partner will be provided with a real-life training approach, proven K-9 tactics and established advantages to strengthen K-9 teams for High Risk deployments.  In addition, you will be exposed and involved in numerous disciplines (vehicle assaults, tactical building searches, tactical tracking, scenarios implementation, weapon manipulation, etc. and numerous drills & exercises that will build and strengthen your K-9 team, while at the same time preparing you properly for real life street deployments. This workshop is Scenario based and will entail force on force SIMUNITIONS throughout. 

ANNUAL K-9/SWAT TACTICAL WORKSHOP

This cutting-edge course is designed to Train, Educate and Integrate K-9 Teams with SWAT and/or Tactical Teams.  The strategic and tactical skills you will receive from this course will immediately build and strengthen your team’s growth. This    5-day (50 Hour) course will provide K-9 Teams with an advanced foundation of the necessary tactics needed to become cohesive with SWAT and/or Tactical Teams.  Likewise, SWAT and Tactical Operators will gain knowledge and a clear understanding of the K-9 team’s needs during an operation. This S.T.R.I.K.E. course will cover K-9/SWAT tactical issues such as tracking, area searches, building searches, vehicle assaults, suspect contact, arrest techniques, suicidal suspects, barricaded suspects and tactical movement with live gun fire.  The ultimate goal is to demonstrate how successful K-9 and SWAT can be when they deploy as a Team. This workshop is Scenario based and will entail force on force SIMUNITIONS throughout and numerous Live Fire exercises as well.

Courses & Seminars

DECOY DEVELOPMENT

High Drive K-9 has created a current, unique, and bold decoy course that will expose you to a whole new look at decoying. Handlers know how important a decoy is to a dogs growth and development, but at High Drive K-9 we will take that to a whole new level.  From an experienced decoy, an active handler, or a new officer looking to begin their focus on becoming a handler, this course offers benefits to all. 

During this course, you will be provided with a real life training approach, guiding you to a clear understanding of a working dogs psychological behaviors and mannerisms when dealing with police work.  In addition, you will be exposed and involved in numerous disciplines and exercises that will build and strengthen you as a decoy.  Our Instructors will work side by side with you, stressing the importance of correct positioning, delivery, and  psychological effects that occur when decoying for the dog.  Also, this course provides a great platform for working current issues or concerns with your canine partner at the same time. 

We strongly recommend that you attend this course, the benefits of a having a good decoy is essential for all K-9 units. The following topics will be covered extensively: equipment, Safety Issues, Bite Suit application, Bite Sleeve application, Hidden Sleeve application, Understanding Dog Drives Understanding  Dog Behaviors, Targeting Bite Engagement, Ground Fighting, Passive Decoys, Muzzles, Problem Solving, decoy scenarios and much more. 

K-9 BITE BUILDING & PROBLEM SOLVING

High Drive K-9 has created this course to immediately prepare your K-9 Team for the true challenges handlers will be faced with on the streets. Throughout this course, High Drive K-9 we will develop  and strengthen both canine and handler skills to a whole new level. Picking up where our Decoy Development course finishes, this high energy course will properly prepare your dog for the stresses he will face on the streets. The benefits of this course will be evident after the first day of training.   In addition, this course offers an explosive, disciplined training approach dealing solely with K-9 Bite Building and Problem Solving strategies as it applies to Canine Aggression, Hidden Sleeves, Muzzles, Passive suspects, weapon interaction, suspect contact, K-9 ground fighting, environmental engagements and much more. These strategies will be covered in full and integrated with the following disciplines: Bite Field Work, Vehicle exposures, Building Searches, Search Work all with Scenario Engagement implementation. The results of our course will directly build, strengthen, and prepare K-9 Teams for Real Life Deployments; providing them with advanced techniques to succeed under extreme stress and chaotic events they may experience.  A Must Attend Course for the working Street Dog.

K-9 TEAM TACTICAL TRAINING COURSE

High Drive K-9 is offering a Realistic, Practical and Cutting Edge course that focuses directly on the Real-Life Engagement’s relating to Tactical problems and involves Scenario Based training when K9 is deployed. During this course, you will be provided with a real life training approach, proven K-9 tactics and established advantages to strengthen K-9 teams for High Risk deployments.  In addition, you will be exposed and involved in numerous disciplines (suspect contact, vehicle assaults, tactical building searches, tactical tracking, scenarios implementation, weapon manipulation, etc.) and numerous drills & exercises that will build and strengthen your K-9 team, while at the same time preparing you properly for real life street deployments. This course is Scenario based and will entail force on force SIMUNITIONS throughout. 

K-9 TACTICAL TRACKING COURSE

High Drive K-9 is offering a Realistic, Practical and Cutting Edge course that focuses directly on K-9 Teams Real Life Tactical Tracking Discipline. During this course, you will be provided with a real-life training approach, proven K-9 tactics and established advantages to strengthen K-9 teams tracking skills; as well as provide Tactical advantages during High Risk deployments.  In addition, you will be exposed and involved in numerous tracking scenarios, where tactical tracking disciplines will be utilized to build and strengthen your K-9 team, while at the same time preparing you properly for real life street deployments. Suspect contact tactics will be covered in full as a huge tactical element to this problem.  This course is Scenario based and will entail force on force SIMUNITIONS throughout. 

S.T.R.I.K.E. (K-9/SWAT)

"Special Tactical Response Involving K-9 Execution"

This cutting edge course is designed to educate and integrate K-9 Teams with SWAT and/or Tactical Teams.  The strategic and tactical skills you will receive from this course will immediately build and strengthen your teams' growth. This 4 day (40 Hour) or 8-day (80 Hour) course will provide K-9 Teams with an advanced foundation of the necessary tactics needed to become cohesive with SWAT and/or Tactical Teams.  Likewise, SWAT and Tactical Teams will gain knowledge and a clear understanding of the K-9 teams' needs during an operation.  This S.T.R.I.K.E. course will cover K-9/SWAT tactical issues such as tracking, area searches, building searches, vehicle assaults, suspect contact, arrest techniques, suicidal suspects, barricaded suspects, and tactical movement with live gun fire.  The ultimate goal is to demonstrate how successful K-9 and SWAT can be, when they deploy as a Team.

 S.T.R.I.K.E. course is designed for each agency to attend with their respective K-9 Team along with  SWAT operators or Tactical Officers from the same agency. High Drive K-9 believes that by using this model, the complete K-9/SWAT Execution will yield the best results possible.  Yet, many agencies do not have a SWAT Team, Tactical Team or cannot attend due to man power or finances, so we highly recommend that K-9 Teams alone attend to bring an immediate cohesive tactical strength back to your agency. 

K-9 OFFICER DOWN COURSE

"Officer Down" - Two words that evoke discomfort and confusion in any officer's mind.  A complex scenario has turned into an extreme challenge for the K-9 Handler and back-up officers involved.  How will the deployed K-9 team handle this scene that is rapidly unfolding in front of them?

High Drive K-9 has the answer! 

We have created a clear cut training course that will remedy this stressful and chaotic event.  This course is devised to train, educate and support both K-9 handlers and all other officers in your agency.  This 4 day (40 Hours) course will cover real life practical applications and scenarios, providing you with a better understanding of the difficulties involved in a K-9 handler down situation.  In addition, this course will provide you with numerous options and strategies so that your agency can put a concrete plan in place if this were to occur in your agency.  By the end of this course, handlers, dogs and officers will be completely secure and prepared in the event an "Officer Down" issues arises. Be Prepared: Before Engagement, During Engagement, Post Engagement Issues

K-9 ORGANIZATION & SUPERVISION COURSE

K-9 Tactics and Technology are always changing and therefore all agencies must adapt and stay up to date on the current changes.  High Drive K-9 has designed this one day (8 hr) interactive, lecture based course to update and educate Department Administrators, Agency Supervisors, K-9 Supervisors, and K-9 Handlers,  on the most current K-9 issues and concerns.  It is a known fact that K-9 Units as a whole, possess the highest liability for agencies on a daily basis.  With K-9 being an essential "tool" in the detection and prevention of criminal acts, agencies must take the assertive approach to understand how important their involvement really is. 

The following Topics will be covered in this course: Liability, Handler Selection, Canine Selection, Training Documentation, Certifications, Failure to Train, Failure to Supervise, Discipline, Report Writing, K-9 Unit Needs, K-9 Equipment, Handler Compensation, Legal Updates, Current K-9 Trends & Issues and much, much more!!


K-9 E-COLLAR COURSE

During this course, each K-9 Team will be properly educated, introduced, exposed and given a hands on approach to the E-Collar system.  Understanding the proper mechanics and function of the E-Collar system is crucial.  The myths must be broken and true education of the E-Collar revealed.  Proper training of every piece of equipment is a must in the K-9 world, and this includes the E-Collar itself.  The K-9 Teams will be thoroughly instructed and guided on the utilization of the E-Collar during both training and real life deployments.  Proper use of the E-Collar as a behavior shaping device, a communication tool, and as a corrective measure will be vastly covered.  By the end of the course, each K-9 Team will be evaluated to ensure that the handler can correctly read his dog and manipulate the E-Collar correctly.  Each successful team will receive course certification.

K-9 PATROL ACADEMY

This  480 hour course is designed to provide the new Handler and Patrol Dog with the necessary practical skills and knowledge to work as a professional and cohesive dog team.  This course is approved and meets all the important standards and certifications set by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE).  Each K-9 team will learn proper handling skills ensuring that they are prepared to deploy as a K-9 team in the State of Florida.  The K-9 team will be provided with the following necessary skills:  ability to control their dog, ability to locate, alert, and apprehend a suspect, ability to demonstrate proper search and deployment tactics, and the ability to overcome obstacles.  This course is necessary to become an active and certified K-9 team in the State of Florida.  At the conclusion of this course, each team will be evaluated and certified by two independent FDLE K-9 Evaluators.

ADVANCED DETECTION COURSES

This K-9 Team Detection course is constructed to imprint, build and strengthen the handler and canine's ability in detection work.  This course will prepare you for deployment, by providing a solid foundation and extremely high canine reliability.  During this 6 week, 240 hour course, both handler and canine will enhance their growth and development in all facets of detection.  Topics covered in this course will include: Imprinting of Target Odors, Obedience, Focus Under Distractions, Proper Handling Skills, Proper Search Techniques, Legal Updates Courtroom Testimony, K-9 First Aid, K-9 Unit Policies, Report Writing, Training Documentation, and much more. 

 Areas of Scent Discipline: Narcotics, Explosives, Currency, Money Proofing, Firearms & Cellular Phones.

ROAD PATROL INTERACTION WITH K-9 COURSE

Successful K-9 apprehensions depend on several key factors, one of the biggest being, Road Patrol.   High Drive K-9 has created this one day, classroom based course to educate and dispel the deficiencies between K-9 and Road Patrol.  Encouraging and working closely with Road Patrol is crucial. Helping them to understand proper containment, in-progress call needs, and to start thinking "K-9", is why High Drive K-9 recommends this course for everyone.  Road Patrol is an instrumental part of the K-9 teams’ success, so it will require everyone's involvement in the incident to be effective. This course will bring an immediate awareness of how road patrol and K-9 must work side by side to accomplish success.  Course topics: Establishing a Perimeter, Perimeter Dynamics, Gathering Intelligence, Radio Discipline, Searching Businesses or Residences, Foot Pursuits, K-9 Deployments with Road Patrol, Felony Stops, Article Searches, Narcotic Searches, Patrols Responsibility during a Search, Patrols Responsibility during Engagement, Patrols Responsibility during Arrest, Report Writing, Courtroom Testimony & much, much more.

CUSTOMIZED COURSE

Is your K-9 Unit looking for a specific training discipline or want to work on a specific issues? HDK9 will design the course just for you.  HDK9 will work side by side with you to create the perfect seminar, designed specifically based on your needs and requests. 

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Please contact us immediately and let us schedule you today.