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Scent Discriminate K9 Training Jan 31 – Feb 2, 2023 – Tallahassee, FL.

January 31, 2023 @ 9:00 am - February 2, 2023 @ 5:00 pm


Scent Discriminate K9 Training Jan. 31 – Feb. 2, 2023– Tallahassee, FL.

Our comprehensive M77® K9 Training Plan develops fundamental skills in dogs and handlers for human scent discriminate trailing. Handlers are taught to use the standardized processes contained in the plan for training canines to indicate the presence, absence, and path of a targeted person utilizing the scent of the identified individual. Our innovative trailing app gives handlers the ability to measure the success of each exercise in the field from their phone and meets all SWGDOG requirements.

Upon completion of this course, handlers should be able to:

  • Understand the Basic Scientific Principles of Human Scent.
  • Know Primary Scent Collection Methods.
  • Demonstrate how to collect scent with Scent Kit, SEKR, and Absorption
  • Have Awareness of Integrated Search Strategies.
  • Identify the information that specific K9 behavior is communicating to the handler.
  • Know what handler behaviors communicate effectively to the K9.
  • Demonstrate how to acclimate K9, present human scent, and command K9 to trail
  • Demonstrate how to assess when K9 has determined direction of travel
  • Demonstrate how to handle K9 when it is in odor, distracted, indicates negatives, and near target
  • Demonstrate how to move, place body, and exhibit energy to give K9 access to trail and support K9 forward motion while in target odor
  • Demonstrate how to control the lead to maintain appropriate distance, tension, and position
  • Demonstrate how to reinforce K9 at finish for accurate target alert and absence of target (negative)
  • Track K9 Training Progress within the SEK9 App.
2020 AKC ACE Award Winner Uniformed K9 Services (Photo by Rebecca Strickland)

Paul Coley – Founder & CEO, Scent Evidence K9 – Instructor

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

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 life-saving Scent Preservation Kit® and “The SEKR” Scent Evidence Collection Vacuum to provide K9 Trailing responders with uncontaminated scent articles and on-scene scent collection methods that increase location success while reducing the time it takes to find a target.


January 31, 2023 @ 9:00 am
February 2, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
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Scent Evidence K9
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