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Police Utility Dog Certification Title

North American Police Work Dog Association

Police Utility Dog Certification Title

To obtain a "Police Utility Dog" certification title, the police work dog team must pass all phases of the utility dog testing areas excluding the agility phase.

PRIOR TO TESTING FOR THIS TITLE, THE HANDLER MUST NOTIFY THE MASTER TRAINER OF HIS/HER INTENT TO OBTAIN THIS TITLE.

The testing will be conducted during a one day test, unless it is conducted during a NAPWDA national or state workshop. The team must pass each phase on the first attempt and will be tested in the following areas:

1.) Obedience (MUST be passed to go on to the other areas.)
2.) Article Search
3.) Area Search
4.) Tracking
5.) Building Search
6.) Aggression Control

Revised 06-20-98

NOTE: There will be a break between tests.

All tests given the K9 team will be on a pass/fail basis. The Master Trainer will determine if the team will be certified upon the completion of the test. The handler and dog will be considered as a team and it is the team who will be certified. If the dog changes handlers, a new team exists and the team will need to be certified.

This certification will be valid for two (2) years from the date of issue as defined in Certification Validity paragraph. A schedule of fees may be imposed on the team to pay for expenses for holding this test.

Reviewed 06-20-98



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