“Constant failure is not an option for me nor should it be for any handler interested in saving lives and solving crime. There was a time when I did not know what success in trailing was and I had to take a serious look at my K9 training protocols. The “Straightest Path” is nothing more than a simple and honest path to good trailing/ tracking training based not only on all of my experience in the field being successful, but also all of my failures. There can be no growth without both. I will outline my method for working trailing dogs, step by step, and with only one goal in mind: finding people. This program was designed for anyone handling a trailing dog and I have been teaching it now for over a decade. It is important to offer to others what was so generously given to me by many of the great handlers of the past and present.
…Follow me, if you dare, to a path less traveled!”
Jeff Schettler’s K9 Trailing: The Straightest Path is in its final production phases. The general plan is going to be to offer 250 autographed, 8.5 X 11 hardbound Limited Edition books that will be sold by prepublication order only. These will be available on a first come, first serve basis only. The other half of the split production will be an 8.5 X 11″ soft cover book. Approximately 277 pages 57 diagrams and 157 pictures, K9 Trailing is Jeff’s field training in training manual form and if you have been to his field training, you are going to want this book! K9 Trailing is part one of a two part series.
K9 Trailing, The Straightest Path, is a no fluff, no fantasy, guide to trailing dogs and scent discrimination. Jeff’s natural writing style caught the dog writing community by storm with Red Dog Rising; a chronological history of his Police Bloodhound, Ronin. Red Dog Rising is now in its second edition and won The Dog Writer’s Association of America’s “Planet Dog K9 Service Award for 2009. Jeff has signed over all his royalties from Red Dog to providing service dogs for kids with special needs.
The price for K9 Trailing has not been decided yet, but that figure should be coming soon. To pre-order K9 Trailing; The Straightest Path or purchase a signed and personalized copy of Red Dog Rising, please go to the online store: