Midwest Counterdrug Training Center

K-9 Drug Detection Enhancement Course for K-9 Handlers
Monday, September 25 - Thursday, September 28, 2023
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Williston Police Department Range
Directions: 200 E Riverside Drive, Williston, ND 58801

Handlers With Dogs Only

This registration page is only for K-9 handlers bringing their dogs - not for supervisors and observers. If you are NOT bringing a K-9 to this course, please use the following link for the Supervisor/Observer Registration Page.


Registration is restricted to US military and sworn law enforcement personnel.

Course Description

The K-9 Drug Detection Enhancement course is designed for the advanced training of Drug Detector Dog and Handler Teams, which will improve the teams' search ability and help them become both more effective and efficient. Practical exercises will include a variety of buildings and vehicles.

Supervisors (without dogs) are welcome to attend. This will help supervisors without prior handling experience to better understand the ability of the narcotic dog team and what is and is not possible. If you are a student attending without a K-9, please use the following link for the Supervisor/Observer Registration Page.

  • Selection and training of drug detecting dogs
  • Search strategies and patterns
  • Theory of odor dispersion
  • Setting up training aid containers
  • Vehicular contraband concealment
  • Training records
  • Canine drives and communication
  • Case law

Course Length

K-9 Drug Detection Enhancement is a 4 Day (32 Hour) course.


K-9 team MUST have a prior drug detection certification. This certification may be from any certifying entity. Proof of certification must be provided prior to the start of the class and may be emailed to our office at: info@counterdrugtraining.com

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