Hi mate im looking for a bit of advice on dog handling. im looking to do a handlers course quite soon but im not sure for the demand for it. From your personal experences how easy to find work is it, and whats the pay like. cheers
I am not a dog handler or a cpo but I always read your response and must say you are definately a helpful chap in this forum specialy Dogs K9 stuff... You always help new commers and I hope they appreciate your support.
I have just joined this site and am looking to train as a dog handler either in Patrol or Passive - pro-active drug search.
I am working as a civilian Custody officer at Slough and Maidenhead Police Station and have been for over four years; I do enjoy my work but am getting more and more restless and would like to get employed eventually as a handler,
What is the best way to go about this, do I train myself up (self employed) or is it better to get employed as a patrol dog handler first?
I have spoken to Nigel Edwards at Surrey Police (NASDU) and he said I could train privately with him at the dog training school and do the Passive Search dog training which is a six week course which I like the sound of but it gonna cost £3500.
What advice could you give me on where to start?