Canine Connection LLC of Cleveland, Tennessee

SAR Workshop for Live Find and Human Remains

Law Enforcement Workshop for Dual Purpose, Odor Detection, and Apprehension.

April 3rd – 6th, 2025

*Arrival date is Thursday, April 3rd
Location: Butlerville, IN

Cost of Participation

Working k-9: $400.00 (non-refundable)

Auditing Participants: $50.00 per day (non-refundable)

April 3rd – 6th, 2025

SAR Workshop for Live Find and Human Remains

Law Enforcement Workshop for Dual Purpose, Odor Detection, and Apprehension Canines.


Scenarios will focus on:

Rope Ops: Raise handler and K9 from ground level to a 6-story ascent and transport via a high line to the adjacent building for an immediate search.

Water: Boat ops in a “flooded village with rooftop trap door search access, partially submerged vehicles, and underwater obstacles such as mailboxes, etc.

LARGE HR SOURCES ( handler option) (including large and small sources) will be utilized to optimize training acclimation for LE and Live Find k9s as well as multiple scenarios for career HR dogs.

Subterranean Cave Complex: enables the ultimate training opportunity for (if desired) zero to low visibility sight in an underground environment. Tunnels provide an excellent opportunity to maneuver tight spaces and develop the ability to navigate a challenging environment.

*Note: these scenarios are adaptable to handler desire and input. Suitable for advanced or beginner canines and scenarios can be adjusted accordingly.

***Also of special interest to LE:
You and your K9 can participate in Human Remain scenarios such as a mass casualty incident with a concealed suspect (decoy) that needs to be extracted from the search scene.

Day ops: Workshop hours are 0900-1600.

Night ops training is offered from 18:00-21:00.

Night Training is optional and is not under the constant structure or guidance of our staff and instructors. Scenarios, training agendas, and general safety are the responsibilities of individual handlers.

All buildings are multi-level.

Lodging: Barracks lodging on-site. These are complimentary military barracks that do not include a prior or post-cleaning service. Accommodations are usually twin beds without the inclusion of supplied linens. Please bring your own linens for beds and showers. Hotels are within 20-30 minutes from the base.

Dining Included: Provided meals are very basic and bland. You are welcome to bring your own. Several restaurants are within 20-30 minutes of base
Dinner is served Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
Breakfast & Lunch will be served Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

*Presenters, events, and programs are subject to change depending on weather or unforeseen circumstances

*This workshop is limited to 60 Search and Rescue handlers and 60 Law Enforcement handlers and canines.

Spots will fill quickly, so reserve your spot early!

The non-refundable fee is $400.00

This event is “rain or shine” and duplicates real-world situations/environments.

The location is Muscatatuck Urban Training Center in Butlerville, IN
4230 E Administration Drive, Butlerville, IN 47223

*NOTE: SDF has added  MUTC training to their list of approved events for Grant funding (if the handler is selected as a recipient)