You can get specialized canine education at university. For example, in the Moscow region, the Dmitrov Polytechnic College and the Construction College №38 are preparing for the specialty “cynology”. Candidates must pass three exams: Mathematics, Russian Language, and Biology. You can go to university after 9th or 11th grade. In the first case, the training period is three and ten months. In the second – it was a year less. Practical training can occur based on several kennels (that is how training at Dmitrov Polytechnic College is structured) or on your puppy, which must be purchased by each student (this requirement applies in Construction College №38).
Cynologists are also trained in institutes. Admittedly, a specialty like ‘cynology’ doesn’t exist in universities. But there is a “Zootechnics” direction where future dog handlers come in. You can get higher education in such a specialty, for example, at the Moscow State Academy of Veterinary Medicine and Biotechnology. KI Scriabin, Russian State Agrarian University, named after VIKA Timiryazev, Russian State Agrarian Correspondence University. While studying at the university, students learn about dogs and other animals. A separate specialization, “cynology”, begins only in the third year. To participate in the specialty “Animal Science”, you must pass three exams – biology, chemistry, and Russian.
After entering the Ministry of the Interior, the Ministry of Emergency Situations, or the Federal Customs, you can also undergo training as a dog handler. As a rule, employees are sent to six-month courses, where they train specialists for specific tasks. Therefore, education is highly specialized and cannot be compared to studying at a college or university.