Education

Getting Started

Information on questions to ask yourself before starting, what kind of dog should you get and suggested reading.

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Area Search

The trained area search dog will search large areas for any people in the area and notify the handler when they found them.

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Tracking/Trailing

These dogs will follow the subject's specific scent or trail. Dog is usually worked in harness with a long line.

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Human Remains

These dogs are trained to find human remains. K9 teams work closely with Law Enforcement on these cases.

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K9 First Aid

Basic information on how to help your injured dog in the field until you can get them to the vet. 

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Compass / GPS

Information on how to use map and compass and general information on how GPS units are used in searches. 

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Search Theory

Basic information on how searches should be managed and the basics of lost person behavior. 

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Weather Basics

Information on weather conditions and hazards that K9 handlers should be aware of when workings dogs. 

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