SHEEPDOG TRAINING CENTER

Our Instructors

Sheepdog instructors have extensive backgrounds in the security field, including both current and former law enforcement and military professionals.

Our Clients

We provide courses for third-party security businesses, private corporations, our Sheepdog team, and the general public.

Our Classes

Sheepdog certifications are nationally recognized by the security industry. We also offer Red Cross certifications that are available to anyone in the community.

Register for a Course

Courses Available at The Sheepdog Training Center

OCAT® Oleoresin Capsicum Aerosol Training

The OCAT® program is designed for public safety officers who deal with conflict or potential violence. This includes corporate security, federal, state and local law enforcement organizations, contract security companies, academic or healthcare law-enforcement and security, corrections, military police, probation and parole, bail enforcement, and executive protection. More than 8,000 OCAT® instructors have been trained worldwide.

Through a combination of Practical Exercises and Classroom instruction you will learn how to:

  • Identify the stages of conflict in order to: recognize the threat, reduce the threat, and determine how and when to use force.
  • Apply state-of-the-art tactical concepts such as: spraying techniques, disengagement, proper defensive positions, methods of movement, multiple opponent defense, contact and cover system, defense against moving attacks, ground defense, and drawing techniques.
  • Avoid liability suits through: Certified training, understanding the effects of OC spray, identifying factors which justify OC use, and proper OC incident documentation.
  • OCAT® is a non-product specific training program.  Once trained and certified you and your agency decide which brand, canister size, heat and spray pattern suit your needs.

OCAT® Certification Level

4-hour OCAT® Basic Course - Valid for up to 3 years

PATH® - Practical and Tactical Handcuffing

The PATH® "Practical and Tactical Handcuffing" course is the most complete and innovative handcuffing course in the country.  Public safety officers including corporate security, federal, state and local law enforcement organizations, contract security companies, academic or healthcare law-enforcement and security, corrections, military police, probation and parole, bail enforcement, and executive protection will benefit from the principles and skills learned during the PATH® training program. 

Nearly 3,000 PATH® Instructors have been trained worldwide.  The techniques presented are practical and effective. Topics to be covered include the safest approach and positioning for handcuffing, handcuffing non-compliant subjects, prone and kneeling handcuffing, removing handcuffs, and the use of various type of cuffs, among others.

Benefits include:

  • Reduced Injury to Officers and Subjects
  • Reduced Exposure to Civil Liability
  • Reduced Workers' Compensation Payments
  • Increased Performance, Efficiency & Speed When Applying Handcuffs
  • Increased Confidence & Morale
  • Increased Safety
  • Improved Decision Making


PATH® Certification Level

4-hour PATH® Basic Course - Valid for up to 3 years

PPBT® - Personal Protection Baton Tactics

The PPBT® “Personal Protection Baton Tactics” program is designed for public safety officers who deal with conflict or potential violence. This includes corporate security, federal, state and local law enforcement organizations, contract security companies, academic or healthcare law-enforcement and security, corrections, military police, probation and parole, bail enforcement, and executive protection. 

Through a combination of Practical Exercises and Classroom instruction you will learn how to:

  • Identify the stages of conflict in order to: recognize the threat, reduce the threat, and determine how and when to use force.
  • Apply state-of-the-art tactical concepts such as: Proper Defensive Positions, Methods of Movement, Drawing Techniques, Baton Shielding, Baton Counter-Strikes, and Baton Retention. Avoid liability suits through: Certified training, understanding the effects of police batons, identifying factors which justify baton use, and proper baton incident documentation.
  • The PPBT® “Personal Protection Baton Tactics” training program is non-product specific straight and expandable baton training program.  Once trained and certified the officer and agency choose the brand and design of straight or expandable baton that fits their needs.  ***This course does not address the use of side-handle batons. 

PPBT® Certification Level

4 - hour PPBT® “Personal Protection Baton Tactics” Basic Course- Valid for up to 3 years

The Personal Protection Control & Defense

The Personal Protection Control & Defense training program was organized to provide officers with the skills needed to control aggressive individuals and to defend themselves against assaults.  Because complicated techniques are rarely effective, the methods in the Personal Protection Control & Defense program are based on principles and solid fundamental skills that mesh seamlessly with our other training programs.  Those who are trained in the OCAT® “Oleoresin Capsicum Aerosol Training”, PATH® “Practical and Tactical Handcuffing” or PPBT® “Personal Protection Baton Tactics” programs will recognize that this new program is based on the same common sense approach to officer defense training. 

 

Personal Protection Control & Defense Certification Level

8 - Hour Personal Protection Control & Defense Basic Course- Valid for up to 3 years


Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED

The Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED course incorporates the latest science and teaches students to recognize and care for a variety of first aid emergencies such as burns, cuts, scrapes, sudden illnesses, head, neck, back injuries, heat and cold emergencies and how to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies to help victims of any age - adults (about 12 years and older) and pediatric (infants and children up to 12 years of age). Students who successfully complete this course will receive a certificate for Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED valid for two years.

American Red Cross Babysitting & Child Care Training

American Red Cross babysitting training and Advanced Child Care courses can help you gain the skills you need to take care of the kids in your neighborhood when their parents can't be with them. Created for both young babysitters and seasoned child care professionals, our best-in-class training gives you the opportunity to sharpen your skills and become a safe, reliable babysitter. In fact, 8 in 10 surveyed parents said they would pay more for a trained babysitter who holds Red Cross babysitting certifications. Start your babysitting business on the right foot and learn how to be a safe, professional and reliable sitter.

Although every situation is unique, there are some universal skills and techniques that every babysitter should have. Our courses were designed with this principle in mind and can help you deliver the care that families need. Just a few of the things our babysitting classes cover include:

  • Basic Care for Infants and Children
  • Basic First Aid
  • Child Behavior
  • Age-Appropriate Activities
  • Emergency Protocols
  • Professionalism
  • Leadership
  • Growing Your Business

PennDOT Flagger Training Course

This instructor-led Flagger Training will be conducted for individuals who have flagging responsibilities on ANY ROAD OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Others who would benefit from this course include: utility companies working on low volume roads, law enforcement personnel, municipal managers and elected officials (to understand the importance, and for budgeting purposes). This course has been designed to meet the PennDOT Publication 408 flagger training requirements mandated for all flaggers in Pennsylvania.