How K9 police dogs track down suspects using scent
The Placer County Sheriff’s Office received questions about how its K-9 searches for wanted suspects, and so the department responded in a video showing an element of the tracking training police dogs go through.
To prepare for the video posted to Facebook on April 24, 2019, Deputy Semenuk laid a training track by walking around specific areas to leave a scent and then checked how well K-9 Ronin picked it up.
The track contained “multiple directional changes and concealed a toy at the end of the track. K9 Ronin was deployed 40 minutes later simulating a scenario where a wanted subject flees from law enforcement and a K9 is requested for the search,” according to the post.
Watch the video above.