Doug Wannemacher retired after 21 years as a full-time K-9 trainer for his local sheriff’s office in October of 2020. He now totals more than 20,000 training hours and has trained 150+ canine teams in various disciplines. Doug is an accredited master trainer for North American Police Work Dog Association in Utility and Narcotic Detection. He holds certifications from the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy and is the author and instructor of “Tactical K-9 Deployment In-Service Training” and “Basic K-9 First Aid.” He is the Training Coordinator for Astro Kennels, located in Greenville, SC.

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CLASS: Building Search: Imprinting to Tactics

In this class, you’ll learn how to modularly train building search from beginning to end. Topics discussed will include imprinting the alert behavior of human odor as well as teaching a consistent, trained final response, all while incorporating tactics that will save lives.