K9 Handler & Trainer Programs at Worldwide Canine Inc.

Training Programs

K-9 Handler Program

FOR NEW OR EXPERIENCED HANDLERS
2-3 weeks
HANDLER AND K-9 CERTIFICATION
10 COURSES TO CHOOSE FROM
HOUSING-IN-DORM FACILITY INCLUDED

K-9 Trainer Program

FOR K9 TRAINER CERTIFICATION
8 weeks
POLICE K-9 TRAINER CERTIFICATION
K-9 HANDLER TRAINER CERTIFICATION
HOUSING-IN-DORM FACILITY INCLUDED
Courses are offered every six to eight weeks and will begin on the same date regardless of length. View the course schedule.

K-9 Trainer Program

This course is designed for the individual who is seeking certification as a K9 trainer. During this extensive 8-week course, you will obtain the skills and techniques to not only select and train police canines but K9 handlers as well. This comprehensive course will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to train single and dual-purpose dogs, detection dogs (narcotics and explosives), patrol dogs, tracking dogs, protection dogs, and more.

K-9 Handler Training

Course lengths are set to ensure optimum performance of K9 teams once they go on duty. During the length of the course, handlers work with multiple dogs, participate in offsite searches in actual schools, halfway houses, trailers, etc., participate in veterinary consultations, and work on many other hands-on tasks to gain knowledge from real-world experience. Handlers also engage in classroom and applied instruction in proper maintenance of K9 performance and health, as well as procedures and record keeping.

A dog sitting next to some silver bars

Narcotics Detection K9 Handler Training

The narcotics detection program is a two-week course for new or experienced K9 handlers to obtain the skills to effectively control and operate their K9 partner. Throughout this course, handler training will include on and off-leash obedience; detection of a variety of narcotics, including marijuana, heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, and derivatives thereof; records maintenance and courtroom testimony, as well as First-Aid and canine maintenance. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be awarded Worldwide Canine's Handler and Canine Certification.

Explosive Detection K9 Handler Training

This is a three-week course for new or experienced K9 handlers to obtain the skills to effectively control and operate their K9 partner. Throughout this course, handler training will include on and off-leash obedience; detection of Smokeless Powder, Detonation Cord, C-1, PETN, C-4, Flex-X, Ammonium Nitrate, Dynamite, TNT, Slurry Gel and Chlorates; records maintenance and courtroom testimony as well as First-Aid and canine maintenance. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be awarded Worldwide Canine's Handler and Canine Certification.

A dog sitting on the floor next to some boxes
A car with a bunch of marijuana in the back.

Dual Purpose K9 Handler Training

This is a three-week course for new or experienced K9 handlers to obtain the skills to effectively control and operate their K9 partner. Throughout this course, handler training will include detection training as well as on and off-leash obedience, attack, bite, hold, out, re-attack, stay/watch, standoff, building search, felony search, attack under gunfire, article search, tracking, records maintenance, and courtroom testimony as well as First-Aid and canine maintenance. Upon completion of the course, students will be awarded Worldwide Canine's Handler and Canine Certification.

We currently have several hotels near us that provide discounted rates for Worldwide Canine.

Course Schedule

K-9 Handler Program

FOR NEW OR EXPERIENCED HANDLERS
2-3 Weeks
UPCOMING DATES for Handler Training

January 22 - Feb 2nd, 2024

March 4 – 22 2024 

May 6th - 17th, 2024 

June No Classes 2024

July 15th - 16th, 2024

August - No Classes

September 9th - 20th, 2024

October 8th - November 8th, 2024

December 9th to 20th, 2024

Dates for Re-certification

January 31st to February 2nd
March 13th – 15th, 2024
May 15th – 17st, 2024

June 5th - 7th 2024
July 24th – 26th, 2024
September 18th – 20th, 2024

November 6th - 8th, 2024

December 18th to 20th, 2024

K-9 Trainer Program

FOR K-9 TRAINER CERTIFICATION
8 Weeks
UPCOMING DATES
January TBD
February TBD
March TBD
April TBD
June TBD
July TBD
August TBD
September TBD
October TBD
November TBD
Contact Us to Register

Accommodations

In order to provide the most convenient and comprehensive training experience possible, Worldwide Canine offers assistance with accommodations with several hotels near our facility.  

Hotels Near US

We have arrangements with the following hotels.

Comfort Inn & Suite Texas Hill Country

Standard King N/S

35000 IH-10 West

Boerne, TX 78006

830-249-6800 mention LWWK9 rate

Sun-Thurs $80, Fri-Sat $129 Includes Breakfast

 

Amenities

  • We provide water, coffee, Gatorade for refreshments.

Check-In

  • Check with us for start times for your class training.

Nearby

  • There are a number of sit-down and fast-food restaurants, as well as several grocery stores conveniently located within a 5-mile radius of our training facility.

Guest Policy

  •  No spouses or guests are permitted unless they are actively attending a WWK9 course as well.

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