A Manual for Training Your Identification, Tracking & Detection Dog
K9 Scent Training will improve your K-9 team's capabilities in the field, whether you're searching for a missing person or drugs.
Use proven techniques to train your dog for:
Scent identification line-ups where you can indicate a scent connection between crime-scene evidence and a suspect.
Working a variety of tracks, including the cold track, the broken-off track and tracks that run over or under cross-tracks.
Detection work in searching buildings, vehicles, open terrain and more.
In this must-have guide for SAR and police K-9 trainers and handlers, you are presented with everything you need to know to build or improve a scent training program. Beginning with the science behind odors and how dogs perceive them, you are shown how to harness that knowledge to eliminate training problems and maximize your dog's potential. You'll learn how to start scent training for young dogs, using simple exercises before building up to more complex ones. Finally, the authors share their specialized, step-by-step programs for advanced scent identification training and tracking.
Dr. Resi Gerritsen and Ruud Haak have trained search and rescue dogs for more than 30 years and have taken part in rescue operations around the world. Based on their decades of study and experience, their innovative SAR training method is rooted in a firm, scientific understanding of K-9 instincts.
As world-renowned specialists in the field of dog work and the authors of more than 30 dog training titles, they serve as training directors and international judges for the International Red Cross Federation, the United Nations, the International Rescue Dog Organization and the Federation Cynologique Internationale (FCI).