Periodically, history is punctuated by events that change the course of history for all time.
The release of "How to Train a Police Bloodhound and Scent Discriminating Patrol Dog: The Kocher Method" by Kevin and Robin Monroe Kocher is one such point in time--operational mantrailing will be forever changed.
The operational mantrailing community has been struggling for years to break from "old school" training techniques of sport tracking for which texts are plentiful but describe techniques and expectations that are wholly inadequate for the operational handler.
The Kocher's book is the first textbook aimed at the operational patrol and search and rescue (SAR) handler that provides a comprehensive training program with techniques, performance, expectations and solutions to training through difficulties.
How to Train A Police Bloodhound and Scent Discriminating Patrol Dog - Second Edition