Human Scent Discriminate K9 Trailing


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 bloodhounds and multipurpose dogs 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.

Human Scent Discriminate K9 Training by Scent Evidence K9

Price: $1500.00  4-Day Course - Training is located at our K9 Training Headquarters in Bolivar, TN, and Tallahassee, FL. Our Training HQ in Bolivar is located on 1200 beautiful acres loaded with trailing opportunities for a unique training experience with comfortable accommodations for handlers in our fully equipped lodge and plenty of kennel space. Our Tallahassee location provides great outdoor and urban trailing opportunities in the heart of the city. 


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

  • Understand the Basic Scientific Principles of Human Scent.
  • Understand Basic Behavioral Principles Used to Train K9s.
  • Know 5 Primary Scent Collection Methods.
  • Utilize Scent Collection Tech to Obtain Odor at the Scene.
  • Have Awareness of Integrated Search Strategies.
  • Know How Drones are Used in Conjunction with Trailing.
  • Track K9 Training Progress within the SEK9 App.
Human Scent Discriminate K9 Training


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.

Paul instructs scent discriminate K-9 trailing, scent collection techniques, and missing person response protocol training for law enforcement and SAR handlers across the U.S. and Europe.


Trey Cash - SEK9 Training Manager

Trey is a UT-Martin Behavioral Sciences Graduate and an M77 Certified Master K9 Trainer. Trey oversees the daily operations of our new 1200-acre Training Headquarters in Bolivar, TN



Nick Cunningham- SEK9 Master Trainer

Nick is a former Sergeant of the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department with 29 years of law enforcement experience as a handler, trainer, and K-9 Unit Supervision.

In addition to handling and training multiple dual-purpose patrol dogs, bloodhounds, and single-purpose scent dogs, Nick brings a wealth of field experience as a patrol sergeant, a sergeant in charge of the investigations bureau, crime scene unit, violent crimes task force, two different street crimes units, and K-9 unit.

Nick has worked numerous investigations with the FBI, DEA, ATF, Homeland Security, and Customs and is a certified SEK9 Master Trainer.


    Upcoming Classes

SEK9 Training Headquarters - Bolivar, TN

  • November 4-8, 2019
  • November 11-15, 2019
  • November 18-22, 2019
Human Scent Discriminate K9 Training

SEK9 Training Headquarters - Tallahassee, FL