Decoy Training

Decoy Training Course

If your decoy cannot explain to you what they are doing to your canine during training, then they are just a person with equipment. Learning to decoy is an on-going process and a perishable art. If you are not evolving as a decoy, then the canine’s bite training is standing still. A decoy’s role is like a sparring partner for a champion fighter and is just as important as your trainer’s role in training your canine. The skill of your decoy directly relates to the performance of your dog. If your goal is a sport / trial decoy or police K9 decoy we can help you achieve your goal.

Our goal orientated decoy training course includes, but not limited, to the following:

Basic Decoy Course:

  • Introduction to protection dog sports.decoy training k9 german shepherd dutch belgian malinois unlimited new jersey passaic sussex essex union police protection dog for sale
  • selection of equipment (bite suit, sleeves, hidden sleeve and muzzle fighting, etc)
  • Proper placement on the bite
  • Primary targeting and secondary targeting
  • Fundamental movements and “catch” mechanics
  • Decoy as an instrument of operant conditioning
  • Alerting on passive suspects
  • Decoy’s role of the “out”
  • Drives (skip)
  • Communication between the decoy and handler
  • Discussion of theory and practice of proper decoy skills
  • Proper use of a decoy & decoy safety
  • Basic Countering techniques and preventing “the clothes ripper”
  • Applying decoy skills from theory to practice

Advanced Decoy Training:

  • Applying and relieving pressure / channeling drivesk9 german shepherd dutch belgian malinois k9 unlimited new jersey passaic sussex essex union police protection dog for sale decoy training decoy for hire
  • Prey guarding and decoy body language
  • Advanced Drives (Run)
  • Adding distractions to bite-work
  • Implementing decoy fundamentals into bite work scenarios (Police – Sport)
  • Advanced targeting and countering techniques
  • Muzzle Fighting
  • Passive bites
  • Seated bites
  • Sport Decoy certification preparation
  • Eliminate equipment orientation man orientation exercises (sleeves donot create equipment orientation, decoys do)
  • And more……

If you’re interested in learning how to become a decoy, please contact us 201.983.3527