Huffman K9’s 7-day man tracking course is a comprehensive training course focusing on developing the fundamental skills of the K9 team in man tracking.
Handlers will learn to develop tracking K9 capabilities in different ages of K9’s, learn how to develop tracking effectiveness and maintain capability, attach to a unit as a tracking component in a urban and rural landscapes, translate the fundamentals of science behind scent signatures and apply this information to increase tracking performance, demonstrate the most efficient way to draw weapon systems, employ and engage threats while moving on a track, utilize multiple K9 teams on a single track, utilize cover and concealment while moving quickly through a city, develop creativity in both operations and in teaching others, and avoid counter-tracking tactics used against the handler.
Because this is a “train the trainers” class, we discuss various methods used globally to begin tracking with pups and how they differ based on different desired agency policy. We will discuss quality control in purchasing tracking K9’s and incorporating contamination of surfaces into each of the models.
Approximately 1/3 of each session will consist of classroom work and the remaining will be taught in the field.