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 patrol 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 Trailing M77

Price: $1500.00  3-Day Course - Training is located at our K9 Training Headquarters in Tallahassee, FL. Our Tallahassee location provides great indoor/outdoor and urban hard surface 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.
  • 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.


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.

    Upcoming Classes

SEK9 Training Headquarters - Tallahassee, FL

  • Scent Discriminate K9 Training - Oct. 2-6
  • Scent Discriminate K9 Training - Osceola County Sheriff's Office - Agency Only Oct 9-13
Human Scent Discriminate K9 Training