Author Bios: Kevin Kocher was a Deputy Sheriff and Bloodhound Handler for almost 20 years until multiple sclerosis forced him to retire in 2008. The book he wrote with his wife Robin Monroe Kocher, "Read Any Trailing or Tracking Dog by Understanding Negative Indications", has changed the way dogs are read across the USA, Europe and beyond.
Robin Monroe Kocher is a detective for the Sheriff's Office and the founder of the National Bloodhound Training Institute. Robin instructs at numerous seminars in the USA and has shared her knowledge in Europe.
This work is an in depth study of the Kocher Method of mantrailing training using intensity level exercises to build a solid foundation for your canine partner. Using a combination of Kevin and Robin Kocher's vast experience in training both trailing dogs and their handlers, this manual of mantrailing was created primarily for law enforcement officers and SAR handlers. Using positive rewards and encouragement, it is geared for creating a more reliable, focused and driven canine partner to follow a specific human scent and quickly establishing the direction of travel. A must read for all law enforcement canine handlers, it is also of great interest to anyone involved with search and rescue or tracking.