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     Jason Johnson is the one of the nation’s foremost experts in scent detection for Police K-9's and Military Working Dogs. As such, he has developed the K-9 BSD Scent Detection Trainers Course curriculum and is the Lead Instructor for their trainer and advanced courses.

     Johnson served in the U.S. Federal Government in multiple positions worldwide as Subject-Matter Expert and Field Canine Coordinator for the National Explosives Detection Canine Team Program within the Department of Homeland Security/TSA, Lead K-9 Trainer and Course Developer at the ATF National Canine Training Center, Lead K-9 Instructor for the State Department’s Anti-Terrorism Assistance Program, and as High Threat Protection K-9 Handler in Iraq and Afghanistan protecting the U.S. Ambassador and other dignitaries on mobile executive protection details.


     Prior to his government service, Johnson was a civilian Police K-9 Trainer and Handler, an Adjunct Professor at Henley-Putnam University, and a Military Police Officer with the U.S. Army. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Security Management and is an accredited K-9 Instructor through the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. Johnson is the Founder of the Project K-9 Hero Foundation, a non-profit organization, that helps offset medical costs and provides food and death benefit assistance to retired Police K-9 and Military Working Dog Heroes nationwide as well as the President of K-9 Solutions International, Inc. Johnson trained and handled the current Law Enforcement Dog of the Year with the 2018 American Humane Hero Dog Awards.

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This course outlines how to properly utilize the K-9 B.S.D. system to:

  • imprint a K-9 on any odor used in scent detection;

  • troubleshoot common issues, effective application in maintenance training;

  • eliminate handler cueing;

  • and create an independent search pattern.