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Maine K-9 Services offers the following online courses in collaboration with Maine
e-Learning:

Maine K-9 Services Working Dog Handler Course - Basic

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http://www.mainee-learning.com/course-catalog/general-online-training-courses.html
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This course satisfies much of the basic handler training required by the Maine Criminal Justice Academy for Maine police K-9 handlers. It is an excellent introductory course for anyone who wants to learn how to maintain and use a working dog, to include police, search and rescue, detector, Schutzhund, security, personal protection and other working dogs. It includes PDF documents that can be saved for a course manual.

Course subjects include: Introduction to Being a Working Dog Handler, How to Become a Maine Certified Police K-9 Team, K-9 Use, K-9 Safety, Principles of K-9 Training, Daily Care and Grooming, K-9 Nutrition, K-9 Equipment, K-9 Anatomy and Senses, K-9 Handler Responsibilities, K-9 First Aid and Health, K-9 Obedience, K-9 Agility, Scent Detection, Legal Topics for Working Dogs, Training Records and Reports, Presentation of K-9 Evidence in Court and Public Relations.

Course price discounts are available for bulk purchases and purchases by members of non-profit organizations, government agencies and individuals with current memberships in national police and search and rescue organizations. Contact Deb Palman by e-mail or by phone for additional information on discounts or questions about the course. The current course price is $150.00.

This course is approved for 20 trainer education credits by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT) http://www.ccpdt.org. Contact Deborah Palman for proof of credit for this event.

Click on the following to pay for and register for the course: www.mainee-learning.com.

"A great way to deliver affordable K-9 handler training using the downtime that an officer might have on a shift. I recommend this to all dog handlers"
  Dr. David "Lou" Ferland
Chief of Police (Ret.)
Portsmouth NH Police Department
Former K-9 Handler and Head Trainer of the NH Police K-9 Academy

Click here for a sample course module in PDF (K-9 First Aid Part 1, 5.14 MB)

Click here for more detailed instructions on how to pay for and register for the course.

Maine K-9 Services Search and Rescue Dog Handler Training- Basic

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This course gives new or aspiring search and rescue dog handlers a basic understanding of dog management, dog training theory, and search operations as they relate to dog teams. It includes the training police K-9 handlers receive as part of their basic training plus other information needed by volunteer search and rescue dog handlers. The crime scene preservation topic in this course satisfies the IPWDA requirement for crime scene preservation training. The course includes PDF documents that can be saved for a course manual.

A list of the training topics follows: How to Become a Search and Rescue Dog Handler, Search and Rescue Dog Team Use and Types, K-9 Safety, Principles of K-9 Training, Daily Care and Grooming, K-9 Nutrition, K-9 Equipment, K-9 Anatomy and Senses, Search and Rescue Ethics and Handler Responsibilities, Basic Search and Rescue Training, Interacting with Agencies Having Jurisdiction over Search and Rescue, K-9 First Aid and Health, K-9 Obedience, K-9 Agility, Principles of Scent Detection, Scent Behavior in the Outdoors, Search and Rescue Dog Team Standards, Legal Topics for Working Dogs, Crime Scene Preservation, Training Records and Reports, Land Navigation Skills, Search Strategy, Public Relations and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. The course takes about 20 to 25 hours to complete.

Course price discounts are available for bulk purchases and purchases by non-profit organizations, government agencies and individuals with current memberships in national police and search and rescue organizations. Contact Deb Palman by e-mail or by phone for additional information on discounts or questions about the course. The current search and rescue dog handler course price is $175.00.

This course is approved for 20 trainer education credits (20 CEUs for trainers and 5 CEUs for behavior consultants) by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT) http://www.ccpdt.org. This course is also approved for 25 education credits by the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC) IAABC.org. Contact Deborah Palman for proof of credit for this event.

Click on the following to pay for and register for the course: www.mainee-learning.com.

Click here for a sample course module in PDF (K-9 First Aid Part 1, 5.14 MB)

Click here for more detailed instructions on how to pay for and register for the course.
 


Crime Scene Preservation

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This course satisfies the International Police Work Dog association requirements for search and rescue dog handler training. It is a basic course that takes an hour or less to complete. A quiz is part of the course. Maine K-9 Services will provide a certificate of completion when the student finishes the course and requests a certificate. Cost is $10.00.

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Deb Palman - Photo 1
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During 2013, Deborah Palman and her K-9, Quinn, had the privilege of finding Aurthur Wakeman, age 86, who had been missing for two nights in cold and rainy weather.

 Maine Warden Service Press Release by Corporal John MacDonald:

BENTON, MAINE – September 13, 2013: At approximately 9:30 this morning, Arthur Wakeman was located alive by a MASAR K-9 search team. MASAR President Deborah Palman and her canine Quinn located Wakeman about 30 feet from a snowmobile trail.... Wakeman is 86-years old and left his residence... on Wednesday, September 11 sometime between 2:00 PM and 6:00 PM. Wardens were notified that he was missing at 8:15 PM on the 11th…. Canine teams were utilized until about midnight last night with no clues found.…Today a total of approximately 22 MASAR volunteer searchers, 30 fire/rescue personnel, and 16 game wardens (four K-9’s) were utilized ....This example of cooperation helps make search efforts successful.
*Attached photos... courtesy of the Maine Warden Service. Photo 1: Deborah Palman and K9 Quinn. Photo 2: Lt. Kevin Adam (back-to), Chaplain Kate Braestrup (with Wakeman), Warden Steve Allarie in distance.




 

 
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