K9 Drug Detection: A Manual for Training and Operations

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Dog Training Press, Jan 2, 2017 - Pets - 304 pages

A comprehensive guide to training and deploying your drug-detection dog.

Learn how to:

Select the right dog for drug detection work. Train your K9 using the latest techniques with proven results. Plan and execute searches of individuals and in a variety of settings, including open air locations, warehouses and other buildings, airplanes, automobiles, and ships.

In the fight against illegal drugs, a well-trained K9 can be your most important asset. K9 Drug Detection gives trainers and handlers the tools and knowledge they need to properly train and deploy a highly effective K9 drug detection team.

Expert trainers Dr. Resi Gerritsen and Ruud Haak provide the key principles for successful training, as well as step-by-step training schedules for both active and passive responses. They describe the many factors that affect a K9’s work in the field, including the influence of air currents and various weather conditions. They teach you how to protect your K9 from dangerous substances and what to do if your dog is accidentally exposed. They also provide background information every K9 drug detection handler should know, such as the basics of drug laws in North America and Europe and essential facts about the appearance, effects, risks, and use of the most common illegal drugs.

 

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Contents

1 Selecting the DrugDetector Dog and Handler
1
2 Basics of DrugDetection Training
16
First Aid for Your Dog
45
4 Reading Your Dog
55
5 Influence of Air Currents in Search Work
73
6 Planning a Search Action
100
7 General Information on Drugs Drug Laws and Penalties
125
8 The Different Drugs
148
Canadas Controlled Drugs and Substances Act Drug Schedules IIV and VIII
259
Canadas Controlled Drugs and Substances Act Punishments
270
United States Controlled Substances Act Drug Schedules IV
274
United States Federal Trafficking Penalties for Drugs Included in Schedules IV
277
Notes
281
Bibliography
283
About the Authors
285
Index
289

Conclusion
257

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About the author (2017)

Dr. Resi Gerritsen and Ruud Haak are internationally recognized experts in training dogs for search and rescue, drug and explosive detection, and IPO Schutzhund. They are currently training directors and international judges for the International Rescue Dog Organisation (IRO) and the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI).

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