Basic Urban K9 Trailing


Learn to navigate the obstacles of K9 trailing in an urban environment. This 4-day course covers the fundamentals of high-traffic K9 trailing from K9 noise acclimation and scent collection methods to environmental conditions and drone overwatch.

Price: $1500  4-Day Course 

Located at our Training Headquarters in Tallahassee. 


SEK9 Handler Certification Now AvailableUpon completion of this course, handlers should be able to:

  • Recognize how Environmental Influences Impact Trailing
  • Understand "The Dance" Lead Control Technique
  • Know 4 Primary Scent Collection Methods
  • Have Awareness of Urban Search Strategies Developed by FBI and
    Limitations of Each
  • Know How Drones are Used in Conjunction with Trailing


Paul Coley - Founder & CEO, Scent Evidence K9

Paul is a former FBI Forensic Canine Operations Specialist and has dedicated his entire 30-year career to public service in the fields of education, law enforcement, criminal justice, investigations, forensics, and emergency management.

As a member of the FBI Evidence Response Team, he has deployed human scent evidence and scent detection K9 Trailing teams in cases across the United States. Paul has also served as an instructor for National Academy Classes at FBI Academy and presented his scent discrimination techniques during the 2017 International Scent Summit in Austria.

Paul founded Scent Evidence K9 in 2012 to help communities and law enforcement agencies improve their methods of locating missing persons. Like many other canine handlers, Paul faced the challenge of finding an effective scent article during deployments. He developed the first scientifically-tested and proven Scent Preservation Kit® to provide K9 Trailing responders with an uncontaminated scent article that can increase location success and reduce find time.

Paul has also developed the first standardized Scent Discriminate K9 Training program and has opened a new 1200-acre training facility in West Tennessee to provide world-class Trailing K9’s and Handler Training for law enforcement agencies and emergency responders across the U.S., Canada and Europe.

Upcoming Classes

SEK9 Corporate Training Office - Tallahassee, FL

  • October 7 - 10, 2019

Have Questions? Talk to our Training Team at or Call 850-272-6950.