- March 2018
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K9 Professional Tracking
A Complete Manual for Theory and Training
A well-trained tracking dog can be the deciding factor in both criminal investigations and search-and-rescue operations. When the stakes are high and you demand only top performance from your K9, you need training methods relied upon by police forces and searchand-rescue teams around the world.
Dr. Resi Gerritsen and Ruud Haak show you how to train your dog in clean-scent tracking, a proven method that trains dogs to follow a particular scent on a track while ignoring crosstracks and other odors. In K9 Professional Tracking, you’ll learn how to start a successful clean-scent tracking program from the ground up: how to pick the right dog, what equipment you need, how to lay a track, and which exercises work. Resi and Ruud also break down the science of scent and the dog’s nose, critical information that allows you to fully understand what your K9 is and is not capable of in the field. With the right knowledge and techniques, you’ll be able to train tracking dogs to the highest professional standards.