OUR GUARANTEE
VDK GUARANTEES YOUR HANDLER AND CANINE TO CERTIFY PATROL AND DETECTION (WITH YOUR CHOSEN 3RD PARTY CERTIFYING BODY) AT THE COMPLETION OF OUR ACADEMY.
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VDK 

Canine Training Center

 

Situated on 12 acres in beautiful North Georgia, VDK features over 26,000 square feet of canine housing, canine care, canine reproduction, canine training, canine conditioning, handler education classroom, and cooperate offices. 

 

VDK CTC has been meticulously thought out and designed to created unique environmental situations that expose, train, and test our single purpose and multipurpose canines. 

Handler education classrooms provide handlers a climate controlled environment the hosts both classic text book, as well as interactive PowerPoint slides. 

Our instructors are some of the best in the industry, bosting in depth canine knowledge and proficiency in creating complex multi-layered behaviors. As well as having the technical and operational experience needed to provide handlers the skillsets they need to preform their job. 

VDK will empower your handlers, trainers, and supervisors with innovative and industry leading instruction, that will establish, maintain and grow your canine program or career. 

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SINGLE PURPOSE DETECTION

NARCOTICS DETECTION CANINE (NDC)           EXPLOSIVES DETECTION CANINE (EDC)

This single purpose detection course is designed to teach handlers the skill sets needed to effectively utilized, deploy, and maintain a high proficiency detection canine. Handler education will include academics, handler exercises, and operational scenarios. All canines will learn a passive alert with handler education on the proper use of primary, secondary rewards, and indirect rewards. Indirect rewards being crucial for a safe effective EDC Team.  

Our Patrol and Detection course is designed to give your handlers the skill sets they need to effectively utilize and deploy their canine in a multitude of situations. Handlers are instructed through a rigorous course that includes academics, practical exercises, and intense operational scenarios. Patrol work will include deployment scenarios, along with proper targets of opportunity during apprehensions. Tracking, including rural and urban environments. Detection with various environments, including proper use of primary, secondary and indirect rewards. Handlers will also be taught basic decoy agitator work.  

Multipurpose K9

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KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER

Continuous education is key to any successful K9 program. VDK strives to provide the best possible seminars and workshops, with Military, Law Enforcement and Civilian professionals from around the globe. Professionals bringing vast knowledge, fresh ideas, tried and true methods, and more. 

VDK has provided education for 

Police K9 Magazine 

K9 Cop Magazine

Police Departments

 

Sheriffs Offices

Department of Defense

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Muzzle

VDK developed a concept for a unique muzzle training system that is the first of its kind for our industry. The VDK Muzzle Training Systems features the most modern training techniques utilizing multiple quadrants of operant conditioning, marker systems, and of course classic conditioning. VDK also pairs the most modern training system with the most modern equipment, providing your handler and K9 the tools necessary for successful street deployments. 

Laser Directional

Demanding and dynamic operating environments require the most modern tools and training approach available. VDKs Laser Directional training system will provide your canine the operational capability to thrive in active, ever changing work environments. Raise the bar within your unit and train to a higher standard. 

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What We Offer

VDK is committed to providing the most modern and effective training system, including science based theory and particle knowledge from over 17 years of experience.  Our training is designed for the demanding operating environments associated with national security and governmental needs. VDK will provide you with the operational capability to thrive in active, dynamic, and distracting environments, protecting the nation’s citizens, borders, and transportation system. 

 

Raise the bar within your unit and train to a higher standard

  • Decoy and Aggression - Targets of opportunity 

  • Advanced Concepts in Canine Aggression

  • Scenario Based Training 

  • Remote Collar Integration

  • Obedience and Advanced Concepts in Obedience

  • Thinking outside the box with K9 BSD and Detection

  • Detection featuring Direct and Indirect Rewards

  • Laser Directional 

  • The VDK Muzzle Training System

  • Operational Team Concept Building Search