2 Day – Geared toward a maximum of 5 student decoys, half of day one comprised of classroom with visual demos/film, second half will be hands on introduction to the system by instructors only, day 2 is hands on execution by student decoys with close one on one or two on one instructor supervision. (Eligible for basic proficiency certification)
3 Day – Geared toward 5 or more student decoys but less than ten, 2 to 3 instructors, 4-5 hours of classroom instruction with visual demos/film, 4-5 hours of hands on instructor technique demonstration on day one followed by hands on student decoy execution with close supervision and one to one instructor student ratio or greater. (Eligible for unit level proficiency certification)
5 Day – Geared toward multi agency groupings or military, minimum of 3 instructors, same time and instructional breakdown as the shorter seminars for classroom portion and instructor technique demos, after that each instructor will initially pair off with a group of three student decoys for the first day to work on basic technique, the next day instructors will switch groups based on the previous day’s student performance levels so the students that need more supervision will get it and the more advanced can help bring the less advanced up to speed. One hour each successive day will be verbal assessment and direction. In the remaining days the instructors will shift the emphasis to get all students to a uniform level of proficiency using the most advanced to assist the least, the final day will be exam oriented, performance based, using dogs that need the most assistance from the decoy to elevate their performance. By the end the instructors and students will be a cohesive unit with a singular objective and a crystal clear understanding of how to achieve it. (Eligible for instructor certification)
CUSTOM – We also offer custom tailored instruction on an individual basis, an example would be a single agency or perhaps more wanting to get one decoy per agency to instructor skill level in a more personal and private training environment in a shorter time period than the standard seminars. Or a team may have unique objectives for they’re decoys that need to be accommodated in a one on one or more intensive environment. Another would be an agency requesting our instructors supervise and or conduct canine selection testing prior to new canine purchases which can save a department a lot of heartache down the road.
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∗ Certifications are issued based on instructor discretion, not for merely attending the training and going through the motions, as with any other athletic and mental endeavor some will “get it” while others will not, we WILL do our level best to ensure everyone has what they need to reach our goals.∗