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HME & Large Hide Course for K9 Teams
September 23 - September 25$1200
Homemade Explosives Overview: This awareness level course will familiarize attending personnel with the chemical precursors associated with improvised/homemade explosive (HME) formulations, the scientific and improvised equipment used during the manufacturing process, the hazards surrounding chemical precursors and improvised mixtures, several of the most popular mixtures during various stages of manufacture, and how to safely operate in improvised explosive situations and environments. Furthermore, students will synthesize several real-world mixtures, conduct sensitivity testing of crafted mixtures, test and evaluate methods of desensitization, and have the opportunity to imprint their dogs on all mixtures.
Large Explosive Hide: This course is designed to provide K9 Teams with information regarding odor and training aids that is not readily available to most teams. Students will gain extensive knowledge about the K9 Olfactory System, enabling the handler to fully understand how their dog works and unleash their full potential. Each team will have the opportunity to imprint their K9 on several types of large hides.
Register before August 15: $1,000.00/team
Register after August 15: $1,200.00/team
Course is being hosted by and conducted at Southern Coast K9 (690 Meta Ln, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168).