Scent Detection K9 Trailing


Scent Detection K9 TrailingThe highly-specialized field of Electronic Communication Device K9 scent detection is an essential tool in today’s rapidly advancing technological world. Learning the techniques to locate cell phones, flash drives, hard drives, and other electronics can provide responders and investigators with critical location information or contraband.

The SEK9 registered M422 Scent Detection training plan designed to develop fundamental skills in dogs and handlers for detection of electronic communication devices (ECD). Handlers are taught to use the standardized processes contained in the plan for training canines to indicate the presence of the targeted scent.

Price: $1500.00  4-Day Course (On-site Lodging included) Training is located at our K9 Training Headquarters in Bolivar, TN. The property 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.  



Scent Detection K9 TrailingUpon completion of this course, handlers should be able to:

  • Understand Basic Behavioral Training Principles used to Teach Detection
  • Conduct Searches within a Variety of Environments and Distractions
  • Strengthen K9 Detection Skills
  • Be Prepared for SWGDOG SC8 – Substance Detector Dogs, Contraband Detection Assessment
  • Understand Scent Evidence Collection Methods


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 Training Headquarters - Bolivar, TN

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