• Have you ever felt unprepared for a test or search because of the potential distractions your dog will face?

  • Are you uncertain how to develop a plan for progressing through distraction training that will prepare you for certification and searches?

  • Is your dog false alerting on distractions and you don’t know how to correct it?

  • Do you have a plan for when your distraction training goes wrong?

We've been where you are.

You’ve put your blood, sweat, and tears (not to mention your time and money) into training your dog.

You are standing at the edge of your sector and getting ready to release your dog for either a certification or a real search and you have a moment of doubt. Did I really do all that I could have to prepare my dog? Will my dog REALLY ignore all of the distractions it’s about to face?

While most people do some level of distraction training, they don’t have a system to methodically teach their dog to work through all types of distractions so that they can confidently search in the real world.

During the course of our search careers we’ve learned valuable techniques that have helped us be successful and we want to share that knowledge with you.

We’re committed to supporting you, the search and rescue handler, but we realize we can’t help enough people through in person workshops. Because we know distraction training is a topic every handler must address, we have created this course so that you can have access to this valuable training.

We help handlers just like you...

Train your dog to work through even the most distracting search environment by teaching you our step by step process for setting up distraction training, including developing training objectives and criteria, and how to troubleshoot when things don’t go as planned.

“The progression of training scenarios was well thought out, and led to vast improvement and confidence in both K9s and handlers in just 3 days.” Mason-Dixon Search Dogs

What's Inside The Course?

  • 1


    • Welcome

    • How To Navigate

  • 2


    • Learning Objectives

    • Selecting Your Props

    • Training Prop Resource List

    • Selecting The Ideal Training Area

    • Additional Considerations

    • Solidify Your Learning

    • Training Takeaways

  • 3


    • Learning Objectives

    • 5 Step Training Method

    • When To Move To The Next Step

    • Developing Your Own Training Plan

    • Training Plan In Action

    • Variations For Advanced Training

    • Solidify Your Learning

    • Training Takeaways

  • 4


    • Learning Objectives

    • What Could Go Wrong?

    • The Power Of Your Reward

    • Reward On The Nose

    • Reward On The First Bark (...or as soon as they perform behavior)

    • When Not To Reward (Using Non-Reinforcement)

    • Solidify Your Learning

    • Training Takeaways

  • 5


    • Time To Get Training

    • Course Survey

In this course you'll get...

  • The step by step process that trains your dog to work through the most distracting environments and only performs it’s trained final response on target odor.

  • Training objectives and criteria that will set your dog up to successfully advance through distraction training.

  • Tools to help troubleshoot problems during distraction training and select training props and how to set them up effectively.

Learn To Set Up Effective Distraction Training TODAY!

$67 USD

Awarded the FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award 2019

Photo: Director Christopher Wray (l) with CFTE Founder Deana Hudgins (r)

The FBI can only conduct investigations and protect the American people from crime and acts of extremism if it has the support and understanding of the American people. That’s why the special agents in charge of each of our 56 field offices work so closely with their communities and community organizations. What happens when these special agents in charge get such tremendous support from people in their communities that they want to specially recognize them? They nominate them for a Director’s Community Leadership Award (DCLA). This special award, presented on behalf of the Director of the FBI, was formally created in 1990 as a way to honor individuals and organizations for their efforts in combating crime, terrorism, drugs, and violence in America. 

Still Have Questions?

  • Who is this course for?

    Any detection handler who wants to train their dog to ignore distractions.

  • Is there a specific start date or can I enroll at any time?

    You can enroll at any time! This self paced course allows you to complete it at your own pace and on any device with 24/7 access.

  • What if I have questions during the course?

    Once you’re enrolled in the course you’ll get a link to our support email. If you have any questions along the way just send us an email.

  • What if I decide it’s not the right course for me?

    We’re so sure that you’ll get the very best distraction training in this course that we offer a 30 day money back guarantee if you are not 100% satisfied.

  • What if I need training advice or to want to work with one of your instructors?

    To sign up for one of our workshops or learn more about other services we offer, click on the SERVICES or TRAINING link at the top of this page.

Continue to train on your own without a detailed plan, and get frustrated by your lack of progress.

Spend even MORE time trying to get the information from others in your organization (who may or may not have the track record that qualifies them  to train you).
ENROLL NOW in this Distraction Training course and get a proven step by step training plan for creating a BOMB PROOF DOG!


5 star rating

A worthwhile investment for both you and your search canine!

Jan Harkner-Abbs

This course was easy to access, well written and well organized with very solid information. Handlers are provided with the tools needed to be successful.

This course was easy to access, well written and well organized with very solid information. Handlers are provided with the tools needed to be successful.

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jeffrey del rosario

The course is very helpful, very easy to understand and can't wait to start training with this new knowledge thank you and keep up the good work

The course is very helpful, very easy to understand and can't wait to start training with this new knowledge thank you and keep up the good work

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Pass your certification and be confident that you're prepared for your next call out!

$67 USD