Administrative Policy


Anyone wishing to attend classes must fill out a registration form and send it to the Academy with a $200 non-refundable deposit to secure a slot. Guest instructor's fees must be paid in full at the time of registration. After receiving your registration and payment, the Academy will email a confirmation letter with all the information the student will need for attendance. Anyone needing any information or assistance may call the Academy at 719-429-5225 or E-mail at


Admission Requirements


Students must be in good health and be at least 18 years of age to attend. The Academy expects students to be interested in learning and behave in a professional manner. Search and Rescue or Law Enforcement affiliation is not required. All students will be required to sign a release and indemnity agreement prior to attending classes.


Payment & Cancellation Terms and Conditions

Deposits are non-refundable. All tuition must be paid in full at least 45-days prior to the start of class. If tuition is not paid in full by this deadline, your slot may be forfeited to a student on the waiting list. There are no refunds for cancellations received after the 45-day cutoff date. Students may reschedule a class once on the same deposit. If you reschedule your class more than once, a $200 dollar rescheduling fee will be charged. 


Minimum Enrollment Requirements


We require a minimum enrollment of 10 dog teams to hold a class. Generally, this is not a problem, however, we reserve the right to cancel any class that does not meet minimum enrollment requirements. In the event, a class is canceled students will be notified 45 days prior to class starting dates and all deposits will be refunded in full.


Tuition Charges

Tuition covers classroom materials and field instruction. Accommodations, transportation to and from training areas and meals are not included and are the student's responsibility.