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Long Island K-9 Search and Rescue, Inc.

Man-Trailing Team
Task Book

A guideline to help new Man-trailing teams stay on task, based on the Kocher Method



Heidi Hajek, Team Manager, Long Island K-9 Search and Rescue . . Instructor, InterNational Bloodhound Training Institute

Revised: 12/9/2014




Long Island Search and Rescue Task Book for Canine Trailing Teams
Task Book Assigned to: ___________________________

Date Initiated: ________________________


Pre-requisite course completion Checklist:


  • Member in good standing as of ________________ Circle one : Yes No

  • Canine must be no more than 2 years old from the date the member joined LISAR (Exceptions to the rule must be approved by K9 Coordinator and all managers)

  • Canine Obedience/CGC class _Completion date: _________________

  • Proof of age required. Attached

  • Proof of rabies shot required. Attached

  • Canine CGC test­ _Completion date : _______________

  • NASAR Sar Tech II _Completion date: ________________

  • Canine Initial Evaluation to be accepted onto the team as “Canine Trailing Team in Training” _ Evaluation Date: _________________

  • IS 100 Completion date : _______________

  • IS 200 Completion date : _______________

  • IS 700 Completion date : _______________

  • IS 800 Completion date : _______________

  • IS 809 Completion date : _______________

  • First Aid Completion date : _______________

  • CPR Completion date : _______________

  • Crime Scene Preservation Completion date : __________________

  • Haz Mat Awareness Completion date : _________________

  • Blood borne Pathogens Completion date : _________________

  • LISAR Fitness Test Completed : _______________
    Please Circle Level: Easy Moderate Arduous

  • Doctor’s Physical Completed : __________________

  • K9 Handler Waiver Completed : __________________

  • Handler Checklist Completed ( Subject & Flanker): _________________

  • Read Informational articles provided by LISAR and Completed LISAR Handler Questionnaire Completed : __________________

  • Helicopter Awareness Class: __________________

Courses to complete while doing Canine Training




  • Managing the Lost Person Completed: ___________________

  • NYS DEC Crew Boss (Needed to certify through NYSFEDSAR)
    Completed : _____________________

  • Wide Area Search : _____________

  • Tech Rescue Awareness: ______________________


Suggested Books:
  • How to Train Police Bloodhound and Scent Discriminating Patrol Dog (Train Bloodhound : Mantrailing Dogs) By Kevin Kocher ISBN-10: 0578069865 Approx Price: $29.99 Kindle Edition: $16.49 Highly Recommended


  • Scent and the Scenting Dog By William G. Syrotuck ISBN 0970049420 Approx price: $11.95


  • K-9 Trailing: The Straightest Path By Jeff Schettler ISBN-10 1577791193 Approx price: $32.97


  • Canine SARTECH III Student Manual NASAR Book Store Approx price: $11.00


  • Lost Person Behavior: A Search and Rescue guide on where to look – for land air and water By Robert J. Koester ISBN-10 1879471396 Approx price: $25.00


  • Ready! 2nd Edition The Training of the Search and Rescue Dog (Kennel Club Pro) By Susan Bulanda ISBN 9781593787264 $14.96


Suggested Websites:


  • Highly Recommended: http://www.bloodhoundtraining.com/


Suggested Yahoo Groups:


  • http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NBTI_DogTraining/

  • http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/SEARCH_RESCUE_DOGS/

  • http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/scent_specific/

►Copies of all of the pre-reqs certificates and/or tests are included in the 3rd Chapter.

►This book must be brought to every K9 training and given to the Trainer, K9 coordinator or Trailing Team Evaluator at the beginning of training.


Suggested Training Frequency:

To build a solid foundation on a trailing dog you need to train with your dog 3-4 times per week for about 12-14 months. The benchmarks in the following task book are based on that training regiment.




Table of Contents:

Chapter 1: Task Book

Section A: Components

Section B: Trails using components

Section C: Trailing Scenarios Wilderness/Urban

Chapter 2: Trailing Logs - (Blank Adobe PDF Fill-in log included)

Chapter 3: Attachments-Certificates/Certifications/Evaluations

Task Book Assigned to: ___________________________

Date Initiated: ________________________
The purpose of this section of the task book is to serve as a link to the comprehensive training logs corresponding to that particular training. This book should not be used as a sole source for evaluating any K9 team. For complete training discussions, please refer to the training logs listed for each task.



Section A – Dog Training (Components only)
None of these components are to be done blind. Intensities must follow each component.



Task

Time Allowance

Trailing Log #

Evaluator Signature

Completion Date

20hr INBTI trailing course

(Recommended at start)



Unlimited










Proper Reward

30 days










Articulate a final ID

30 days










Ability to trail and scent discriminate_(5 min delay, ⅛ mile track, known)

30 days











Wilderness Trail Component – ¼ mile trail

Known – 0 turns (From Low Grass/ Brush into High Grass/Brush)



45 days











Ability to use varied scent articles (hard, soft, bagged, scent pad, targeted, transferred, body_live)

60 days











High Find ID Component


60 days










Fence ID Component


60 days










Back Track

60 days










Ability to start successfully

(Dog will be faced in opposite direction from the trail)


90 days











Wilderness Trail Component ( ½ mile - 1hr delay)

Known – no sharp turns – Low and High Brush




90 days











Door ID Component


90 days










Casting for a Trail


90 days










Casting at an intersection


90 days










Ability to read K9 negative indications

120 days










Wilderness Trail Component ( ½ mile fresh)

Known – 2-3 turns >90° turns (Dog needs to stay <100 meters from original trail)




120 days











Task

Time Allowance

Trailing Log #

Evaluator Signature

Completion Date

Wilderness Trail Component ( ½ mile) Delay 2-6 hours

Known – 4-9 turns 90° turns (Handler should be able to explain their dogs negatives)


4 months











Car Seat Start


4 months










Car Bail out


4 months










Stream Crossing


4 months










Car Trail


5 months







*

Extended Intensity Trails

1 – 1 ½ mile long (Wilderness)


5 months











Extended Intensity Trails

1 – 1 ½ mile long (Urban)


5 months











Cold Trail Starts (Age should be between 12hrs – 24hrs_Must be clean)

5 months











Ability to trail cold track (18hr to 24hr_ ⅛ - ¼ mile track, known, Wilderness

(Dog needs to stay <100 meters from original trail)


6 months











Ability to trail cold track (18hr to 24hr)_ ⅛ - ¼ mile track, known, Urban
(Dog needs to stay <100 meters from original trail)

6 months











NSID at start

6 months











Boat Ramp Component (NSID at end)

6 months










Vehicle PU Component (NSID at end)

6 months










Ability to Rest K9(Rest should be between 2 and 5 minutes)

7 months










Ability to start clean in heavy contamination (urban & 4-6hr delay)

8 months











Rape Scene Scenario

(Casting & Scent Article with both subjects scent)



8 months










Contaminated scent article.

Find both subjects and reward on 2nd find


8 months











Child Abduction Start in house with high trash scent_ Aged 4-12 hours

8 months











24 hour aged trail through an intersection

9 months











Task

Time Allowance

Trailing Log #

Evaluator Signature

Completion Date

Get Away Car(Bank Robber) This also shows the ability of the Handler to read changes in behavior in the dog

9 months







*

Moving Subject Component(Towards & Away from dog)

10 months







*

Recovery trail – casting into alley ways after NSID

10 months










Covered Trail, Aged trail 4+ with fresh dog scent trail through it

10 months












Ability to trail clean (ignores trash scent, no undesirable dog behaviors while on trail)- (Age 6-24 hours)

12-14 months





























































































































Section B – Team Training Trails using Components

Minimum Repetitions of Trailing components completed & observed

More than 1 component can be completed on 1 trail.

Intensity Trails must follow all Team Trainings


Task

Time Allowance

Trailing Log #

Evaluator Signature

Completion Date

Trail with High Find

14 months










Trail with High Find

14 months










Trail with High Find

14 months










Trail with High Find

14 months










Trail with Fence ID

14 months










Trail with Fence ID

14 months










Trail with Fence ID

14 months










Trail with Fence ID

14 months










Back Track (wilderness)

14 months










Back Track (wilderness)

14 months










Back Track (urban)

14 months










Back Track (urban)

14 months










NSID w/casting to find Trail (wilderness)

14 months










NSID w/casting to find Trail (urban)

14 months










NSID w/casting to find Trail (wilderness)

14 months










NSID w/casting to find Trail (urban)

14 months










Casting at an intersection

14 months










Casting at an intersection

14 months










Casting at an intersection

14 months










Casting at an intersection

14 months










Trail with vehicle pick up

14 months










Trail with vehicle pick up

14 months










Trail with vehicle pick up

14 months










Trail with vehicle pick up

14 months










Trail with door ID

14 months










Trail with door ID

14 months










Trail with door ID

14 months










Trail with door ID

14 months










18-24 hr aged trail ¼ mile wilderness

14 months










18-24 hr aged trail ¼ mile urban

14 months










18-24 hr aged trail ¼ mile crossing an intersection. Resting K9 for 3 min

14 months










18-24 hr aged trail ¼ mile in and through a busy shopping center

14 months










Trail into water(boat ramp)


14 months










Trail into water(boat ramp)


14 months










Task

Time Allowance

Trailing Log #

Evaluator Signature

Completion Date

Trail into water (boat ramp)

14 months










Trail into water (boat ramp)

14 months










Car Seat Start


14 months










Car Seat Start


14 months










Bail out


14 months










Bail out


14 months










Bail out with crowd of people milling around

14 months










Bail out with crowd of people milling around and with 2 other passengers of car present

14 months










Trail that starts under an overhang (swirling scent) Casting may be needed

14 months










Trail that starts under an overhang (swirling scent) Casting may be needed

14 months










Trail with Moving Subject

14 months










Trail with Moving Subject in contamination

14 months










Trail with Moving Subject in contamination through a crowd

14 months










Start from a contaminated scent article. (All persons that touched scent article must be present)

14 months










Start from a contaminated scent article. (All persons that touched scent article must be present)

14 months










Start from a contaminated scent article, and find a 2nd subject. (All persons that touched scent article must be present)

14 months










Start from a contaminated scent article, and find a 2nd subject. (All persons that touched scent article must be present)

14 months










Rape Scenario


14 months










Rape Scenario

14 months










Rape Scenario

14 months










Rape Scenario

14 months










Get Away Car

14 months







*

Get Away Car


14 months







*

Task

Time Allowance

Trailing Log #

Evaluator Signature

Completion Date

Child Abduction Start in house with high trash scent_ Aged 4-12 hours

14 months










Child Abduction Start in house with high trash scent_ Aged 4-12 hours

14 months










Child Abduction Start in house with high trash scent_ Aged 4-12 hours

14 months










Child Abduction Start in house with high trash scent_ Aged 4-12 hours

14 months










Car Trail

14 months







*

Car Trail

14 months







*

Start from a transfer scent article

14 months










Start from a transfer scent article

14 months










Covered Trail

14 months










Covered Trail

14 months










Covered Trail

14 months










Split trail

14 months










Split trail

14 months










Trail with Stream Crossing

14 months










Trail with Stream Crossing

14 months










Trail with Stream Crossing

14 months











Section C: Trailing Scenarios Wilderness/Urban

Minimum Stated Repetitions of Trailing Scenarios must be completed & observed.

Scenarios may be combined with any of the Section B Trails using components.
This section should be completed before your team goes for an outside evaluation.
(This section should not be attempted until the dog has a solid foundation)


Intensity Trails must follow all exercises
Night Trail

Purpose: to demonstrate that the K-9 team can work through scent pool conditions and trail at night.

Age: at least 3 hours old from the time the subject starts the trail.

Length: minimum of .5 miles.

Set-up: The trail should be laid no earlier than one hour before sunset. The trail has a minimum of one turn (45º to 90º). (Suggestion: Set 1 trail up in a wilderness environment and 1 in an urban environment.

Subject: Subject will remain at the end position after walking the trail until the exercise is concluded.

Time to complete: 1 hour maximum.

Scent article: Evaluator’s choice

Minimum number of complete : 1 known, 1 blind
Write “known” or “blind” next to the dates of attempts on this exercise below and sign off.
K9 Name ____________________ Handler _____________________
Evaluator_____________________ Date___________
Observer(s)______________________ Date___________

Contamination Trail

Purpose: to demonstrate that the K-9 team can scent discriminate and remain committed to its subject’s scent path from start to finish.

Age: 4-12 hours old.

Length: Minimum of ½ mile.

Set-up: The trail shall have one subject and be set up in a high traffic urban area such as a Walmart Shopping Center.

Subject: On aged trails the subject may be returned to the end position prior to the K-9 team running it.

Time to complete: 1.5 hours maximum.

Scent article: Evaluator’s choice

Minimum number to complete: 1 known, 1 blind
Write “known” or “blind” next to the dates of attempts on this exercise below and sign off.

K9 Name ____________________ Handler _____________________
Evaluator_____________________ Date___________
Observer(s)______________________ Date___________

Negative Trail Area (NSID)

Purpose: 1) To make sure the K-9 team will not commit to a trail if the subject’s scent is not present. The
handler must have a clear solid indication from the Canine that there is no trail.

2) To make sure the K-9 team will stop trailing when there is for example a vehicle pick-up or


drowning. The handler must have a clear solid indication from the Canine that there is no trail.

Set up: On the blind attempts the handler shall be in anticipation that this is a real trail with their subject actually having been in at the PLS or the end position.
Subject: The subject will have not been around the assumed PLS for a minimum of two weeks. At completion of exercise an intensity must be run.
Time to complete: 5 minute maximum for Man-Trailing team to show it a negative area at PLS or 5 minute maximum for Man-trailing team to show the trail has ended after trailing a subject. (Please remember it must be a solid indication from the dog such as a bark, a sit, or a jump up. “A look from the canine does not qualify as an acceptable indication”)
Scent article: a scent article will be collected or given to the handler according to what the handler is told about the trail set up.

Required number to complete: 2 known @ PLS , 1 unknown @ PLS
2 known @ end of trail, 1 unknown @ end of trail

Write “known” or “blind” next to the dates of attempts on this exercise below and sign off.

K9 Name ____________________ Handler _____________________
Evaluator_____________________ Date___________
Observer(s)______________________ Date___________

Casting Start Scenario

Purpose: to demonstrate that the K-9 team can cast to find the trail if needed

Age: minimum of 4 hours aged

Length: minimum total including the casting ½ mile

Set-up: 1 trail in Wilderness & 1 trail in an urban environment. This may be combined with an NSID component.

Subject: The subject may be returned to the end of the trail prior to the K-9 team running it.

Time to complete: ½ hour

Scent article: the handler will be given a bagged scent article.

Minimum number to complete: 2
Write “known” or “blind” next to the dates of attempts on this exercise below.

K9 Name ____________________ Handler _____________________
Evaluator_____________________ Date___________
Observer(s)______________________ Date____________

Wilderness Cold Trail

Purpose: to demonstrate that the K-9 team can work through scent movement on a

one-day old trail in the given environment.



Age: at least 12-24 hours from the time the subject starts the trail.

Length: .5 – 1 mile.

Set-up: run over a minimum of three surfaces (e.g.: grass, dirt, forest litter, swamp, gravel, concrete, asphalt), with a minimum of five changes in direction. A covered trail should be laid with a person and a dog that will walk 300 to 500 feet on the trail from the PLS and then veer off in an entirely different direction of the subject’s trail one to two hours before the K9 team begins the trail. There will be a minimum of one cross trail also included

Subject: The subject may be returned to the end of the trail prior to the K-9 team running it.

Time to complete: 1.5 hours maximum.

Scent article: the handler will be given a bagged scent article, hard object, or a car seat to start off of.

Required successful completions: 2 known, 1 unknown

K9 Name ____________________ Handler _____________________
Evaluator_____________________ Date___________
Observer(s)______________________ Date____________






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