We are always excited to talk to handlers at any stage of their journey into the field of conservation detection dogs. We are thrilled to offer a comprehensive online course on a self-study basis. We strongly suggest pairing online learning with live coaching.
The easiest way to learn from us is to join our Patreon, where we offer:
- Monthly group video training analysis calls where you share videos, struggles, and successes related to detection dog training (puppies, new adoptions, and experienced dogs alike)
- Quarterly "Learning Club" calls - similar to a book club for conservation detection dog nerds. Sometimes we read a scientific paper or watch a webinar instead.
- Pose questions to the guest experts on each podcast episode
- Access to a private Facebook group
Different tier levels ranging from $3-25/month offer different levels of access.
We're working like dogs to eventually offer in-person workshops, but at this time that is not available. For in-depth learning, check out our online K9 Conservationist Handler Course.
"Patreon is an absolutely incredible experience. As someone who is wanting to get into conservation detection professionally, the coaching calls and book club are incredibly helpful! I love being able to just chat with other people who are interested in the same thing about something we love!"
- Sarah Malinowski
"I am so grateful for the K9 Conservation Patreon group. Not only do I get to learn about this amazing profession, I get to participate in group meetings, get personal one on one instruction with my dog training, and mostly get to engage with supportive, like minded people."
- Sonja Streater