Perry Nelson

Perry Nelson
Category: Team USA
INBTI-Operator: Instructor
Company: SAR - Crossroads K-9 Search And Rescue
training provided: Mantrailing
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country: Lousiana


Perry Nelson

Instructor INBTI

Crossroads K-9 Search And Rescue

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  • 2006-Present: INBTI Instructor
  • 2011-Present: member Jena Volunteer Fire Department
  • 2010-Present: Co-Founder, President, Training Officer Crossroads K-9 Search And Rescue
  • 1983-Present: EMT/Paramedic
  • 2004-2008: LaSAR
  • 2003-2008: Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office Reserve/Special Operation
  • 1988-1996: Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office Tactical Medic


  • Tactical Medic with Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office
  • Rescue Chief for Cenla Ambulance Service
  • Louisiana Bureau of EMS instructor
  • An American Heart CPR/AED instructor
  • Fire Chief and Training Officer Tullos Volunteer Fire Department




I have been involved in K-9 search and rescue since 2002 when I started training Jake my first K-9 partner. I’m a co-founder of Crossroads Search and Rescue based in Louisiana and currently serves as President and Training Officer.

Through the course of my career as a K-9 handler and Instructor I have been called for several searches for missing children, hunters, and Alzheimer’s patients.

As an INBTI instructor I have had the opportunity to instruct several SAR organizations as well as Law Enforcement personnel at seminars and training sessions in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. I have been privileged to instruct at NOCDS, Four States and Crossroads Seminars.

There are lots of methods and thought processes in the world of trailing, I was lucky that when I first started handling that my trainer believed in a good foundation before pushing the dog forward. Also be believed in high motivation and reward. In a few years I was privileged to attend a seminar where Kevin was instructing. His method was in line with what I had been taught and using his method I was able to move to another level in my training.

In my opinion INBTI and TKM is the simplest and most successful method of training. It has worked for me, my organization, and students. It focuses on the basics, intensity and foundation. No smoke and mirrors, just good solid fundamentals.