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K9 Human Remains Detection

Instructors: Ann Christensen, Bill Dotson, Ben Alexander, and Tiffanie Turner


Dog searching for remains
Dog searching

This workshop is held by the The Forensic Anthropology Center at Texas State (FACTS) in cooperation with FIRST Detection K9 and the Search Dog Organization of North America (SDONA).
 

Instructors for this seminar were nationally recognized trainers and handlers. Instructors: Ann Christensen and/or Bill Dotson, Ben Alexander, Tiffanie Turner.  Assistant instructors include Nadine Conner, Amanda Ott, and Jamie Powell. Volunteer members provide assistance and escort of K9 teams during training within the facility.

Participants are provided opportunities to expose their dogs to full body decomposition at the Forensic Anthropology Research Facility located on Freeman Ranch. Dogs are exposed to both buried and surface remains. Classroom instruction included human versus non-human bone identification and training tips. Set ups include exposure to a single body in a 2-5 acre area and the ability to work a search scenario for a whole body.


October 27-29, 2017

dog searching
dog searching field

Location: Texas State University, Freeman Ranch 2101 Freeman Ranch Road, San Marcos

Times: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Registration: Please complete and submit the REGISTRATION FORM

Assistant Instructor: Karen Paquette

Contact: Ben Alexander (979-739-8353 or facts.k9@gmail.com) for details about the course or

Upcoming Dates: October 27-30, 2017, March 2018


Accommodations

Any hotel/motel within San Marcos will be within 15 minutes of the workshop site. You may ask for the Texas State Rate at some hotels for an additional discount.  All hotel/motels should accept service dogs.  

FACTS is not responsible for your stay.

Pay By Credit Card

Pay by Credit Card

You may pay the tuition or deposit by credit card by clicking on the PAY HERE link below and following the instructions. If you have any questions please contact Sophia Mavroudas at 512-245-1900 or FACTS@txstate.edu

PAY HERE

 

March 9-11, 2018

dog searching
dog searching field

Location: Texas State University, Freeman Ranch 2101 Freeman Ranch Road, San Marcos

Times: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Registration: Please complete and submit the REGISTRATION FORM

Assistant Instructor: Karen Paquette

Contact: Ben Alexander (979-739-8353 or facts.k9@gmail.com) for details about the course or

Sophia Mavroudas (FACTS@txstate.edu or 512-245-1900) for local arrangements.

 


Photos by Rebecca Ross of March 2013 Seminar

Rebecca Ross Photos

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