Cadaver Dog Sales & Training

Bringing closure to families affected by tragedy

Recovering deceased victims at accidents, natural disasters, crime scenes or at scenes of terrorism is always a difficult and challenging task. It is however, an important part of helping to bring closure to those families affected by tragedy. 

We offer cadaver dogs that are impeccably trained to work independently in a variety of demanding field environments to ensure that they can reliably identify and locate any human remains present and reduce the work of human searchers.  Our cadaver dogs can be trained to locate human remains in vehicles, buildings, wooded areas and even in water.  We also offer first class educational programs and training for cadaver dog handlers.

Cadaver Dog Training

We can provide German Shepherds, Belgian Malinois, Labrador Retrievers and Golden Retrievers as well as other breeds upon request.  Cadaver dogs, HRD, or Human Remains Detection dogs are trained to locate various types and amounts of human remains to include; flesh, hair, bone (dry and wet), blood, teeth, etc. Cadaver dogs are also trained to indicate on human remains in varying states of decomposition.  Cadaver dogs can be trained to indicate with a passive (sit) or active (scratch) alert.

All of our cadaver dogs are trained to locate human remains on land, whether it is at ground level, suspended or buried.  For and additional fee, we can also train cadaver dogs to locate human remains in aquatic environments such as, lakes, ponds, rivers, streams, etc.  In addition to human remains detection, our cadaver dog training also covers obedience and practical agility. Cadaver dogs are trained to nationally recognized standards.

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Cadaver Dog Handler Training Course

During our Cadaver Dog Handler Training Courses  we ensure that our dog teams are completely confident and well trained in handling and maintaining their cadaver dog. In addition to learning the necessary skills to be an effective canine handler, we also cover human decomposition, obtaining and maintaining training aids, and crime scene management.

Our Cadaver Dog Handler Course is a comprehensive course taught by current and former law enforcement K9 handlers and supervisors that teaches beginner handlers all they need to know to be safe and effective in the field.  For experienced handlers, our handler courses can be customized to assist them in honing their existing skills.  Listed below are some of the topics covered during our Cadaver Dog Handler Courses:

Basic Odor Theory
Human Decomposition
Proper Handling Techniques
Canine Case Law
Record Keeping & Report Writing
Canine First Aid & CPR
Proper Detection Training Aid Handling and Storage
Cadaver Dogs in Aquatic Environments
Obtaining and Maintaining Training Aids

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Cadaver Dog Services & Guarantees

We offer a two-year health guarantee and include x-rays on all of our cadaver dogs. The purchase of a human remains detection dog also includes a 3-week Police K9 Handler Course of instruction, lodging at our dog training center, certification, course materials and free in-service training and annual re-certification.  Refresher training is available for as long as you own the dog.

For more information on our cadaver dog sales and training, feel free to contact us locally at 704.498.7907, toll free at 800.406.3243 or you can email us at

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