3-Day Police Canine – Tactical Combat Causality Care Course

Gryphon’s Canine-TCCC training is offered in partnership with Dr. Janice Baker, the founder of the Veterinarian Tactical Group, who are the leading providers of this type of training in the United States.

The ability to render these life-saving techniques to the Officer’s Canine Partner after it is wounded during a gun-fight or knife attacks is a vital skill-set for a Police Canine Team.

Gryphon’s 3-Day Police Canine – Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course has four focus areas:

Canine Physiology: Knowing the normal vital signs, behavior, and when to treat life threatening injuries in working dogs is paramount to the survival of the dog, team, and mission. Students will learn how to conduct a primary and secondary survey of working dogs in the field with an emphasis on assessments in hostile and austere operational environments. Students will have a brief of working dog injuries, assessment and treatment of shock, and maintenance of the working canine.

Common Wounds & Mechanisms of Injury: Working canines present a unique pattern of injuries whether ballistic or blast injury. We will cover all injuries sustained by working dogs in the field based on injuries seen in combat in Afghanistan, Iraq, & Syria as well as during Police actions here in the United States. Students will learn how to assess, treat, and monitor life threatening injuries in working canines.

Canine Trauma Management: C-TCCC is derived from the human TCCC guidelines and adapted for the uniqueness of canine anatomy and physiology. Using the MARCHE algorithm, successful point of injury care and long-term treatment during evacuation to the veterinarian has been proven by canine handlers and human medical professionals alike.

Treatment of a Wounded Canine during a Police Action Scenarios: Students will receive hands-on, in-depth instruction with scenarios focusing on injured working dogs in hostile operational work environments.

Scenarios will cover skills taught over the previous days. In hostile environments, minutes count, we will incorporate all skills from point of injury through each phase of treatment until we arrive at the combat hospital or the veterinary treatment facility.