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Kirby K9
decoy
school

Police K9 Decoy School

Police K9 Decoy Seminar

This class is for law enforcement and active duty military only. An emphasis is placed on decoy and dog safety and preparing dogs for real life engagements with quality bite work fundamentals and techniques. Students will learn targeting, prey and defense, drive channeling, case law, and scenario based decoy work. 24 hours training credit.

Course Requirements

- One working dog per decoy ratio

- Dogs used for training should be trained on the bite suit, preferably working police or military dogs

- Host agency to coordinate logistics

- Quality bite equipment available for use

- Attendees must have a bite suit for use during training

- Appropriate facility / field for training

- Classroom with internet and projector

2023 schedule
denton, tx               jan 7-8
prescott, az            jan 13-14
san antonio, tx    feb 27-mar 1
bastrop, tx               mar 18-19
frisco, tx                  mar 27-31
circleville, oh       june 5-7
Tescott, KS               June 24-25
dallas, tx                  sept 18-20

 
2024 schedule
sanford, nc               jan 13-14
Brooksville, FL        jan 27-28
Bon Aqua, TN            FEB 27-28

Bogotá, Colombia  mar 23-25
tescott, ks                 APRIL 27-28
boise, id                       May 18-19


 

Decoy Development Seminar

This class is best suited for new decoys, hosted by groups who are interested in developing new decoys and teaching them the fundamentals of training bite work. An emphasis is placed on safety of the decoy and learning to read dogs to make them more confident and proficient in bite work fundamentals.

Course Requirements

- One working dog per decoy ratio

- Host club / group to coordinate logistics

- Quality bite equipment

- Attendees having their own bite suit is recommended

- Bite training equipment (sleeves / wedges) provided by host club / group

- Appropriate facility / field for training

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Trial Decoy Prep Seminar

This class is best suited for decoys who have some experience and are preparing to certify as trial decoys. An emphasis is placed on the technical side of decoy work for trial decoys in the sport of PSA. Decoys will be coached and critiqued on their ability to perform consistently as a trial decoy.

Course Requirements

- One working dog per decoy ratio

- Dogs used for training should be trained on the bite suit and have a primary target of either bicep or legs.

- Host club / group to coordinate logistics

- Quality bite equipment available for use

- Attendees must have their own bite suit

- Appropriate facility / field for training

Instructor: Josh Kirby

Josh is a retired police officer, police K-9 handler, and trainer. During his career in law enforcement, he trained and certified 100's of police K9 teams and was an academy instructor, field training officer, active shooter instructor, and firearms instructor. Josh has been a certified PSA K9 trial decoy since 2013 and has worked over 150 trials throughout the United States, and internationally. Josh is the secretary of decoys for PSA K9 and has been selected as a national select decoy four times.

Josh Kirby K9
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