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Enhance your K9’s detection capabilities and unlock the power of its nose with scent and odor line-up training

Learn how to:

  • Master the basics of detector dog training
  • Train dogs in scent identification line-ups and odor recognition tests
  • Troubleshoot common problems in scent identification work

The use of detection dogs has risen dramatically in recent decades in all different areas of detection, including drugs, explosives, missing persons and more. But even with this increase, there remains a lack of information about the different ways to train detector dogs, and even less about the many ways that training can go wrong. K9 training experts Resi Gerritsen, Ruud Haak and Simon Prins wrote this book so all trainers have access to the knowledge they need to train capable detection dogs .

This book introduces both professional and amateur dog handlers to the basics of scent and odor line-up training and their applications in K9 scent identification and detection work. From training schedules to the fascinating history of nose work in policing, this book is designed to be a practical, accessible, and informative resource for K9 officers, professional or volunteer search-and-rescue workers, competitive dog trainers, and enthusiastic hobbyists alike.

Resi Gerritsen and Ruud Haak

Dr. Resi Gerritsen and Ruud Haak are world-renowned specialists in K9 training and the authors of more than 30 titles on dog training. They train search and rescue dogs for the International Red Cross and the United Nations (Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs), and they have trained drug and explosive detector dogs for the Dutch police and the Royal Netherlands Air Force. Gerritsen and Haak also serve as judges for the International Rescue Dog Organization.

Simon Prins

Simon Prins has more than 15 years’ experience training police dogs and their trainers in special operations and search and rescue missions. He has special experience designing and employing devices such as feeders, camera systems, laser systems, and radio communications. In 1996, Prins succeeded in training and deploying in operations the first radio- and laser-guided camera dog, Andor. Prins has also developed a total training concept to guide all sorts of police dogs in operations.