I wanted to write and personally thank Wayne for the online- Arson Dog Training Program. I have always wanted to utilize an accelerant detection dog but because of responsibilities as a municipal fire chief, I could not take several weeks out of the office to attend a traditional handler training program.
Your program has not only helped me acquire and handle an accelerant detection dog but also taught me how to select, imprint and train the proper dog to a competent level in order to pass rigorous certification testing conducted by a forensic chemist in accordance with NFPA 921( Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations). After completing your program I was able to pass a team certification practical exam with the Canine Accelerant Detection Association (CADA). The oldest organization dedicated solely to Accelerant Detection Canines.
To be honest, I was very skeptical at first that on-line program would really work. Not only did your program work for me, it was the best decision I made for obtaining my goal. The one on one class sessions conducted on the phone and over the internet as well as the video exchanges gave me the complete package to be able to train, handle and sell arson dogs that are fully competent and capable of certification.
At this time, my dog “MO” is working in the East Moline Fire Department and for surrounding communities.
Thanks again for what you do. You truly are dedicated to my success as you advertise. I highly recommend your programs! Please feel to have other prospective students contact me if they are hesitant or have questions.
Robert G. DeFrance, Fire Chief
Wayne,Just thought I’d drop you a quick note and let you know that “Cole” has now been proven in the field for his first arson search. Lab results confirmed what his nose found and we have worked three arson fires to date! I’ve attached a photo of him and I in action. This fire was 5 weeks old and in -20 degrees by the time we got on scene and he had no problems indicating.
Terry D. in Canada
This program is designed to train you to enter the Arson Detector Dog business either as a handler or as a trainer. It is also perfect for any Fire or Law Enforcement department who wants to train their own dog or have an in-house arson dog trainer.
In the six week program you will learn how to train an arson dog. We also have a section on business, where we teach you to start your own business selling arson dogs or starting an arson detection search service. Students will be required to demonstrate basic training and handling skills with their dog . A written exam is required to complete this course.
What you will learn:
How to select a dog for detection work
Selection of training aids
Setting up a training area
What is a passive response dog
Putting the dog on odor
Leash handling techniques and drill movements
How to begin search drills
Developing the three main types of search drills
Effects of temperature, humidity and air currents
Safety concerns for you and your dog
Health, care and feeding
Training records and logs
The business of arson dog training
How to sell arson dogs to law enforcement
How to start an arson detection service
This is a six week program. You need an internet ready computer and a phone. You will train daily with your dog and attend 1 or 2 online seminars a week.
2014 Program Start Dates:
January 9 - February 13 - March 13
April 10 - May 8 - June 12
July 10 - August 14 - September 11
October 9 - November 13 - December 11
REGISTER EARLY , class size is limited and we need to send you
a video to help you select a dog to train in the program.