TTT K9 Instructors

Georgia K9 National Training Center Professional K9 Trainers cover the United States and have a wide range of dog training experience. They are nationally certified and are training specialists in a wide variety of K9 disciplines from dog obedience training, dog tracking and trailing, to canine narcotics detection.


Jeff Schettler is a Police K9 Trainer and a retired police K9 handler. He has worked for the Alameda Police Department, Amador County Sheriff’s Department, and was attached to the FBI’s Hostage Rescue Team’s K-9 Assistance Program designed to apprehend high risk fugitives. Jeff is considered an expert witness in the areas of scent evidence and trailing. Jeff is the author of “Red Dog Rising”, a...

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Kelli is a certified Police Officer in the State of Georgia.  She graduated from National K9® as a Certified Professional Trainer.  She is currently a trainer for Auburn University’s Canine Detection Training Center. Kelli started The Georgia K9 Service dog program for children with disabilities with a special emphasis on providing dogs for kids with Autism.  Her ground breaking efforts have set the K9 stage for an entirely new...

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Kevin Baughn began training bloodhounds in Oct. of 1999. He worked as a San Jose Police Canine handler with his bloodhound partner “Zack” from 9/00 – 3/06. He has trained in Virginia, Texas, Colorado, and throughout California. Kevin and Zack worked urban cases throughout the Bay Area. Kevin has testified in court on bloodhound cases ranging from stolen cars to homicides. Kevin and Zack have worked with and received...

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John Salem is a retired police officer from the Dearborn Police Department (Detroit, Michigan). He was a police officer for 25 years and a K-9 handler for 15 years, handling Bloodhounds Chester & Max. He was also Jeff Schettler’s primary urban trailing instructor for the first California POST certified training of its kind in the 1990’s. Due to operating in a large, urban environment, John specializes in training for the hard...

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Ben McBroom is currently a Sergeant at the Dearborn County Sheriff’s Office in Indiana. He is an instructor for the Sheriff’s Office primarily instructing Defensive Tactics and Taser. In addition, Ben McBroom is a K-9 handler for the Sheriff’s Office. He handles K-9 Raiko, a bloodhound, whose is responsible for trailing missing persons, criminals, and searching for evidence. Ben and K-9 Raiko have successfully solved cases in their...

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Alis Dobler is a scientific co-examiner for the Zurich City Police. She was employed with the Zurich Police Dept after graduating from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland with a Master degree in Forensic Sciences. She became a K9 trainer in 2008 and has a background in Schutzhund work and general obedience. Alis later became involved with trailing and currently works with her bloodhound mantrailer, Cannelle. Alis is head...

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Marvin Carter began working dogs at an early age with hunting breeds. Various breeds used for bird hunting and later various hound breeds used for wild boar hunting. Marvin is still an avid hunter and a member of Mossy Oak’s Hunting Pro staff. He is currently a K-9 handler for the Union County Sheriffs Department as well as a member of Knoxville Police Departments search and rescue team. He also volunteers for Tennessee Area Search...

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Deputy Brandon Braxton In 2009 Brandon was hired by Sheriff Randy Garrett of the Clarendon County Sheriffs office where he attended the South Carolina criminal justice academy. Upon graduation Brandon started his career on uniformed patrol. Once on patrol Brandon found his passion which was pursuing the drug trade. For the next 3 years he pursued local drug dealers and users. In 2013 Deputy Braxton was placed on the ICE Team (...

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Greg Sluder is prior state law enforcement, military and SAR. He started his K9 career training English pointers at a early age for quail hunting and trained blue tick hounds for hunting . He has two GSDs , Doc and Saga. Doc is used in tactical man tracking training. Saga is trained in HRD and man tracking. His k9s have been working very closely with Jeff Schettler for over 2 years in man tracking/ trailing .Greg is currently working...

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Frank was a sentry dog and tracker dog handler during his service in the military. He was assigned to one of the first deployed CTTs (Combat Tracker Team). He completed many successful tracking missions against a hostile and well armed enemy. During his time on point as a handler no one in support was killed or wounded. In the late nineties he worked with law enforcement in California and Texas instructing handler awareness and...

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