Large Explosive Hides/HME Imprinting for K9 Teams
Large Hide: This course presents explosive detection K9 teams with scenarios involving quantities of explosive materials that are realistic and often used in real-world threats, but are rarely trained upon. Unusual K9 behavior involving mass quantities of explosive material is often misunderstood and/or misinterpreted by the handler, due to unfamiliarity. Students will imprint their dog on various types of mass explosives in a calm and controlled environment prior to participating in authentic scenario based practical exercises. Our highly experienced staff of cadre will introduce teams to amounts of explosives that increase in quantities throughout the course and range from tens to hundreds, and even thousands of pounds. Additionally, any issues encountered during imprinting or scenario events will be identified and every attempt to mitigate them will be made during course duration. Material weights encountered during this course will range from 5 to 5,000 pounds.
HME Imprinting: Attendees will have the opportunity to imprint their dogs on several fresh samples of various homemade explosive formulations to include TATP, HMTD, AN-AL, Urea Nitrate and more!