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.
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.