Imprint Your Detection Dog in 15 Days

A step by step workbook

This page contains resources to support the workbook. The workbook is a standalone resource; however, I have supplemented the material if you wish further information or clarification of procedures and techniques. Additionally, I have included links to download forms used in the workbook.


I am honored that Chris Willingham agreed to foreword the workbook Imprint Your Detection Dog in 15 Days.
Chris and I first met in 2006 while instructing the Specialized Search Dog (SSD) course at 341st Training Squadron, Military Working Dog School at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Chris is a friend and an exceptional character that served with the United States Marine Corps, Special Forces, and Secret Service. His canine partner, Lucca, was the subject of Maria Goodavage’s book; Top Dog: The Story of Marine Hero Lucca. In 2016 Lucca was the first USMC K9 to be awarded the Dickens Medal for bravery by the British organization People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals.

Chris is an incredible trainer, instructor, and friend.


Chapter 1 – How to Use this Book

Chapter 2 – Reward Selection

This FREE webinar covers aspects of the contents of Chapter 2 – Reward Selection

It provides a practical demonstration of the toy reward assessment.

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Toy Reward Assessment Form

Treat Reward Assessment Form

Chapter 3 – Clicker Training

Chapter 5 – Odor Storage & Handling

This is a 1-hour webinar covering aspects of Chapter 5 – Odor Storage & Handling. It has demonstrations of the practical aspects of the material.

The webinar is $15; however, if you email me a photo of you and/or your dog, with the workbook (on a digital device is fine), and agree to me posting the image on social media, I will provide a free access ticket. Or if you enjoy the workbook and leave a positive review on Amazon I will provide a free ticket also.

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Example Primary & Intermediate Containers

Chapter 6 – Teaching the Response

Lesson 5

Lesson 6

Lesson 7

Lesson 8

Lesson 9

Lesson 10

Chapter 7 – Method of Imprinting


Stimulus Control of Odorant Concentration: Pilot Study of Generalization and Discrimination of Odor Concentration in Canines (2021)

Buried Oil Detection by Canines in Northern Prince William Sound (2017)

Canine Oil Detection: Field Trials Report – API (2016)

Canine Oil Detection (K9-SCAT) following releases from the T/V Arrow Wreck (2015)

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