Tracking Search

Best Search Dog, Tracking Program in the Industry
Search and Rescue Dog Training (SAR)

K9 University’s Tracking program is intended to cover training such as ordinary and specialized scent tracking or searching. This program covers a host of very specific and specialized training programs. 

This training covers areas such as Search and Rescue (SAR) – (human scent), cadaver search, drug detection, and family search programs. This program will teach you the art, and your dog the skills required for scent tracking. A qualified dog will learn to search and find, on command, and accurately alert after a “find”. It also teaches the handler how to handle and command this new tool, and properly reward and reinforce behaviors.  

Our K9 University Search-Dog program resume is huge, including our very own great dogs. When choosing a trainer, always ask for REAL references, and insist on demos —- never settle for less.

Your dog will continue to be the same friendly dog you’ve always had, and will not change his behavior with the family or friends.

This type of training is very specialized and requires a dog that will test positive for this type of work. If you are interested in this program, please call us (405-231-4335) or Contact Us for an evaluation to identify if your dog is suited for this program. 

Prerequisite: Current vaccinations administered by a licensed veterinarian. 

Group SAR / Family Search-Dog Training Program

We love responding to our client’s input. There it is. You asked for it, you got it.

We have developed a NEW GROUP class to answer the question of SEARCH training your dog; while doing it at a group affordable rate.  In the past, this search program has normally been structured around a private setting, costing 8 times as much.

The big NEWSFLASH is that our teams have developed the concept of teaching this incredible discipline in a group-class setting —– making it the most fun you could possibly do with your dog.

This Group-Search class has been designed to introduce your dog to the world of canine nose-work. This class focuses on teaching your dog to use his best God-given asset (HIS NOSE), to search and find members of the family, articles, or any other scent item you desire. This IS the class any search program must start with.

This is a fun and exciting way to bond and exercise your dog as well.  In this 8 week class, you will learn basic handling techniques deployed by detection professionals, all while your dog learns a fun new game to play which their family (the game of SEARCH). The skills that you and your dog learn in this class will be the first step to becoming a Search and Rescue team (SAR) or drug-dog handler.

If you do not wish to serve as a SAR team, nothing will be lost, you will still have the ability to play a fun game of hide-and-seek with your dog; or even more importantly, actually searching for your missing child if this was to, unfortunately, be the case. 

Your dog and family members will spend hours playing this game with you (we dare to call this homework), providing them with valuable exercise and incredible bonding time. This is an invaluable class for those families with children — you’ll never wonder where the kids are, as your dog will find them for you.

On completion of this class, you will be able to properly read your dog’s change in search behavior, and properly motivate, direct, coach and reward your dog into completing SEARCH patterns. Additional side-effects of this class are that you’ll notice an increase in your dog’s confidence level.

A new Group Search class starts approximately every 16-20 weeks. Please call 405-231-4335 for additional information.   

Prerequisite:   A Dog! Oh yeah, we also need to pre-qualify your dog. If your dog has any prey (or play) drive, they will typically qualify for the Search program. Proof of current vaccinations will also be needed on the first day of class.