This Thursday and Friday the K-9 Unit will be hosting a two-day muzzle and tactical training techniques course.
More than 35 K-9 teams from across the metro Atlanta area are scheduled to attend this free training put on by Vigilant Canine Services International, out of California.
"This is the first training class of its kind in Georgia," said, organizer of the event. "We're happy and proud that our department is able to host this. We already utilize muzzle training but we want to learn more about some of the tactical training with the decoy agitator suit."
"This workshop is designed specifically to teach handlers how to develop their dogs skills by using muzzle training techniques," according to the Vigilant Canine Services website. "These skill sets can be used to build and enhance drive in a dog as well as correct training issues. Muzzle training will focus the dog on civil work and tactical drills thus improving deployments in real life situations and avoiding equipment fixations."
The course will develop the students skill sets in proper decoy work, including drive manipulation and building intensity in the dogs, reads the company's website. Students will learn about proper equipment for good decoy work and learn how to use bite sleeves, bite suits as well as muzzle techniques.
Agencies scheduled to attend the training, include: the , Carroll County Sheriff's Office, Paulding County Sheriff's Office, Floyd County Sheriff's Office, Polk County Sheriff's Office, Clayton County Sheriff's Office, Cobb County Police Department, Dekalb County Police Department, East Point Police Department, Dallas Police Department, Oakwood Police Department, Clayton County Police Department and the Georiga Department of Natural Resources.
For more information or questions, contact the Sheriff's K-9 Unit.