Vohne Liche Kennels - Training

Recertification Courses


  • This program has been designed by the Vohne Liche Kennels staff with the purpose of testing and re-certifying any law enforcement canine team in accordance with the testing procedures used in the Vohne Liche Kennels Basic Patrol and Detector Dog Program.


Course Overview

  • The focus of the course will primarily be to verify the effectiveness of working canine handlers and their dogs, and to support them in their ongoing efforts to keep canine teams at the highest level of team performance through ongoing practical verification.car


Course Goals

  • The goal of this course is to test the effectiveness and to certify and counsel canine teams in the areas of patrol techniques and narcotics detection, in accordance with the 6 week basic canine course. It is also intended as a problem solving period for identifying and resolving difficulties practicing canine teams may encounter.


Course Prerequisites

  • This course will be offered to currently practicing canine teams who have completed a basic canine school. Teams may have received training from programs other than the Vohne Liche Kennels Basic Patrol and Detector Dog Program.


Methods of Evaluation

  • Canine teams will be expected to pass a series of practical exercises currently used as a part of the Basic Canine Officer Program. A detailed explanation of the practical exercises appears in the Unit Description section.


Methods of Instruction

  • Instructors for this course have been certified by the Indiana Law Enforcement Training & Standards Board. The staff of Vohne Liche kennels will identify the best placation for this course based on area interest and host site availability. The following methods will be used:
    • In-class lecture
    • Practical exercises and discussion
    • Evaluations, both written and verbal, of the team's performance


Course Requirements/Grading Policy

  • Canine teams that successfully complete the series of practical exercises will receive re-certification. This certification is valid for one year from the date of testing.


Academic Integrity

  • Vohne Liche Kennels supports a strict policy on academic integrity. Teams will be evaluated and counseled by canine teaching professionals who regularly train police canine teams.