Types of Searches
MARK9 trains for 4 types of searches: Live Find, Human Remains Detection (HRD) Trailing, and Water. We do this by seeking out training locations all over the Dallas/Forth Worth Metroplex and the surrounding counties and placing our handlers and their K9s in as close to real situations as training will allow
Some of our canines are trained to find both live and deceased victims. There are some canine team philosophies that believe that you need dogs trained to find only live or only deceased. Why do we train ours to do both? Because when you start a search you are never sure of the outcome. Why start a search with the wrong dog? Or why start a search and have to stop and change dogs? So we hope for the best and train for the worst outcome.
Select the below links to find out more about each type of search.