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K9s Talking Scents

Sep 28, 2020

Robin has been involved in detection work since 2001, beginning in wilderness and human remains detection (HRD), which expanded into disaster work. She trains and deploys with Nebraska Task Force 1 and Iowa Task Force 1. She is a certified explosives and narcotics detection dog handler. 

Subject matter expert for the AAFS Dogs and Sensors Consensus Body

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), where she is an instructor and evaluator for both live and HRD

Alliance for Emergency Response Instructors and Examiners (AERIE), where she is a certified search manager, a search management instructor and Director of the Canine Branch

National Association for Search and Rescue (NASAR), where she is a certified search manager, a search management instructor and Canine Lead Evaluator in most disciplines

Search and Rescue Dogs of the United States (SARDUS) as an Canine Evaluator

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Attend any one of our classes or seminars.  Ford K9 now offers the new CSDT (Certified Sport Detection Dog Trainer) classes.  We offer Level 1 and Level 2.  Becoming a CSDT will help you develop as a trainer and become more familiar and efficient as a trainer working with all types of dogs and handlers wanting to join in the great sport of scent detection.

Ford K9 also offers Handler and Trainer courses for those working professional detection dogs such as Explosive, Firearm, Narcotic, Mass Media and Cell Phone Detection.

We are offering Seminars of Cognition for Handlers and Trainers in SAR/HRD as well as Wildlife Conservation K9 Teams.  Contact us for more information at

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