CEO / Police and Military K9 Trainer / Author

Jeff Schettler is a retired police K9 handler who worked for the City of Alameda and County of Amador in California and was attached to the FBI’s Hostage Rescue Teams’ K9 Assistance Program for two years. This program was designed to locate and apprehend high-risk fugitives on the run. 

He is a certified military trainer graduating from the prestigious US Army’s Leadership Academy also known as Drill Sergeant School.

Jeff has worked hundreds of trailing cases across the USA and is a specialist in the areas of tactical tracking applications.  He is also considered an expert witness in tracking/ trailing. 

As an international K9 trainer, he spends 12 weeks a year training throughout Europe, South America, and Asia. His program is in use with numerous international police agencies as well as NATO military units.

Jeff’s work has been seen on CNN, ABC, CBS, HLN, Unsolved Mysteries, and Mythbusters.  Through the years, he has become a renowned author of the following books on K9 Tracking Work.

Red Dog Rising– A K9 Tracking Autobiography

K9 Trailing; The Straightest Path– A primer on starting a K9 team on human scent discrimination and trailing work.

Tactical Tracker Teams– A practical guide to surviving high-risk fugitive manhunts.

Tao of Trailing – The Tao of Trailing is my fourth and final book on the art of trailing or tracking human scent with police, search and rescue, or military K9.

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