K9 Search & Detection Dog Training

SK9S specializes in training / working K9's in search and detection  work for criminal investigations and missing persons to the highest  standards!

  • Scent Discrimative Trailing
  • Cadaver Detection
  • Drug Detection

Although we are branching into other detection work, the following  is an overview of our services offered now:

Investigations:



SK9S can offer assistance in most investigations. The use of a  qualified trailing dog can close a case or add to overall evidence.

Scent discrimative K9's can provide the following:

  • Aged trails-days, weeks and months old.
  • Contaminated areas-trail specific scent after people and animal traffic have saturated the scene.
  • Secondary scent- K9's can trail scent off a corpse / victim body and clothing.
  • Burnt items- K9's can trail scent from arson / explosive evidence
  • Suspect line up- K9's can use specific scent collected to eliminate  or ID suspects as being a match to the scene or evidence such as a weapon
  • Vehicle trails- K9's will follow scent from a vehicle traveling
  • Negatives- K9's are trained to give a negative ID to handler if scent is not present at areas of interest

Cadaver Detection:



A highly trained cadaver dog can help bring closer to a case and cut down on time in supected areas of interest. The use of a cadaver dog can search large land and water areas. Cadaver dogs can  also be useful in recovering weapons that are contaminated with  victims blood.



Drug Detection:



K9 is trained to find and alert on drug odors.

STU-100For more information on the STU-100, go to: www.stu100.com

More and more research is being done on scent. Please check out  the following links:

This article, "Scents and Sense-Ability" by Phillip Jones is in the  AprilMay 2006 edition of Forensic Magazine®. (Linked by  permission of Forensic Magazine®) http://www.forensicmag. com/articles/asp?pid=86

This article "Performance Evaluation of the Scent Transfer Unit™  (STU-100) for Organic Compound Collection and Release", was  published in the July 2006 issue of the Journal of Forensic Sciences. http://www.blackwell-synergy.com. You will have to find  the Journal of Forensic Sciences and then the July 2006 issue.

The FBI has written several articles in their Forensic Science  Communications:

"The Specialized Use of Human Scent in Criminal Investigations" in 
the October 2004 issue http://www.fbi.
gov/hq/lab//fsc/backissu/july2004/research/2004_03_research03.
htm written by Rex A. Stockham, Dennis L. Slavin, and William Kift

"The Survivability of Human Scent" in the October 2004 issue http:
//www.fbi.gov/hq/lab/fsc/backissu/oct2004/research/2004_10_research03.
htm written by Rex A. Stockham, Dennis L. Slavin, and William Kift

"Analysis of the Uniqueness and Persistence of Human Scent" in 
the April 2005 issue  gov/hq/lab/fsc/backissu/april2005/research/2005_04_research02. htm written by Allison M. Curran, Scott I. Rabin, and Kenneth G.  Burton


SK9S Fees:Expenses for SK9S are negotiated when services are inquired. Expenses are negotiable according to case and location. 

Local agencies may not have Handler/K9 (team) fees.

The following is an average of fees when contracted:

-Handler /K9 fee per team            $100 per day

-Travel expenses  Fuel provided or reimbursement 
(airline travel if required)

-Lodging Requestor to provide if required


SK9S is looking forward to continuing to serve local, state and  government agencies as well as private companies and families.

Please review the following:

www.wddo.com

www.napwda.com

www.stu100.com

http://www.fbi.gov/hq/lab/fsc/backissu/july2004/research/2004_03_research03. htm

www.publicsafetydogs.com

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Address:1451 Charlotte Hwy
Address:Asheville, NC 28730
Phone:(828) 290-0923
E-mail: specializedk9services@yahoo.com