Please find information regarding the following subjects.
Ground Search and Rescue, Canine-Human Detection & UAV Ground Class

For more information on any of these courses, Click the Contacts link above

All course fees are to be paid prior to the course and there is no refund in full or part in a period shorter than 7 days, prior to the start of the course, for any reason. Any person not completing the course for any reason is not permitted to request a refund of any kind.

Ground Search and Rescue:

There are many aspects to Search and Rescue. To be a member, you will need to qualify in our Ground Search and Rescue course.

There are two levels in this course.

Standard Level: This is everything covered in the Advanced level, however no exam is required. This is meant for members who want to have a supporting roll only. They will need to know all aspects of a search and why the team are doing things in a certain order or manner.

Advanced Level: This is meant for the search team, regardless of what section they are working in. Be it Aviation, Canine or Marine. Every person on the team has to qualify in Ground Search and Rescue first. Re-qualifying every two years.

These courses are held free for members and are run over 1½ days. For more information, please read the course outline.

Canine - Human Detection:

There are a number of areas human detection are used, currently there are two courses being held.

These courses are taught at Canine Academy with the use of the indoors and outdoors facilities.

Level 1: These courses are meant to be fun and we do all we can to make sure they are. Although there are some essential needs in the discipline of the dogs, it is a fun time for both them and handler.

This is a 4 day course of 1½ hours each day, the theory in the beginning is an introduction to the event of the day. For at least an hour, each of theses days, you and your dog will be practicing what was taught earlier, including;

• nose - ground tracking of your dog
• identifying your dogs change in behaviour
• article introduction on the track
• possible hindrances on the track and how to read them from your dog and adapt.

Level 2: Level two is more hands on and more intense when working with your dog.

This is a 4 day course of 1½ hours each day. Prerequisite, Level 1 completion

• This is more learning what your dog will do when tracking, how to work your dog in different environments and terrain.
• Working your dog on and off leash, including tracking in change of direction.
• How to get your dog to respond upon finding articles/person.
• Recall and how to get your dog to come back and notify you upon finding the person.
• Some minor agility, as your dog may need to go under a road etc. and we need to know the dog is not afraid to.

We have a section fenced off where the dogs can be off leash and used to track with control.

Dogs are not taught to play together, as these are working dogs, so interaction with the dogs is not allowed. Each dog will be brought in one at a time for their time of training, with all handlers watching, but their dogs out of the training area.

UAV Ground Class:

Transport Canada now require every professional operators to take a ground school. Shortly all operators are going to have to take the course. We hold these classes on a regular basis, providing awareness training as recommended by Transport Canada, including your Radio Operators License, required to operate your UAV safely and legally.

This is an approximate 20 hour course with theory and hands on training. The cost is $450 which includes your book, course and exams. It should be notes Transport Canada does not endorse any course therefore this is held as an awareness in preparation for anything they may offer in the future for certification.

For more information, read more on the Course Outline.