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K9 Slim Scent Specific 





K9 Slim was a dual-purpose patrol dog handled by City of Madison Police Officer Carren Corcoran Gummin from 2010-2020. K9 Slim excelled at scent specific trailing in large part due to his initial training in the Kocher Method and Carren even attempting “the difficult tracks” asked of them. K9 Slim passed away on December 27, 2022 at 14 years of age. He had a profound effect on all that worked with him. K9 Slim opened minds and demonstrated the limitlessness of a well-trained dog and a handler who would work outside the box when needed.


This scholarship will provide a Dual Purpose Patrol Dog Team free attendance (valued at $400) at a Basic Scent Specific Tracking Class instructed by Canine Search Solutions in the year 2023.

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K9 Mila Scent Specific 

Trailing Scholarship

K9 Mila was a single purpose tracking dog handled by Matt Kinneberg a Specialized Deputy for the Richland County Sheriff Department Wahpeton, North Dakota. She worked from 2013 to 2022. Matt and Mila were introduced to the Kocher Method by Carren Corcoran Gummin in 2015 and soon realized this was the “real deal”. K9 Mila became the ambassador for the Kocher Method in the region. In the words of Mila’s Handler. “There was never a bad day when she was out in front of you on a track”. K9 Mila passed away on October 24, 2022 at the age of 9 ½. 


This scholarship will provide a Single Purpose Law Enforcement Dog Team free attendance (valued at $400) at a Basic Scent Specific Tracking Class instructed by Canine Search Solutions in the year 2023. 

Upcoming Classes with Carren
Trailing Class  Waukesha, WI  June 5-7,2023

Scent Specific Man Trailing for Patrol Dog- Basic & Advanced Course, June 5-7, 2023, hosted by City of Waukesha Police Department, Waukesha WI. 

The 3 Day Basic Course will provide handlers the opportunity to learn their Patrol Dog’s true capabilities. Handler will be assisted in reading their dogs in and out of odor “negatives”. Conduct tracks on hard surface, 24-hour old track, and thru high pedestrian traffic demonstrating the dog’s ability to scent discriminate. Teams will be provided best practices on how to obtain scent from a scene, sample training logs, sample reports, and a component list of tracks applicable to their patrol response.

The 3 Day Advanced Course is for the patrol team who has completed a 3 Day Basic course (with CSS) and will build on the skills learned. Teams will conduct a 48-hour old track, track into and out of buildings, from human remains to simulate a homicide track, and how to track tactically with several back up officers or SWAT.

Class size is limited for an optimal K9 team to Instructor ratio and allows for teams to conduct multiple tracks each day. Class will start at 9:30am on Monday June 5 at the Waukesha Police Department 1901 Delafield St, Waukesha Wisconsin 53188.

Course cost is $400.00 per K9 team. To obtain either an invoice and W9 or pay by credit card begin by reaching out to Carren Corcoran Gummin at email

For information on hotel or other logistics Host K9 Handler Niki Nelson can be reached at (414) 416-4584 or

How to train a Police Bloodhound and Scent Discriminating Patrol Dog by Kevin Kocher will be available for purchase $25.00.

Tracking Class  Wahpeton, ND  June 10,2023

Matt Kinneberg, along with the Wahpeton Police Department will be holding a Tracking Class on June 10-11, 2023 at 9am at the Wahpeton Police Department, in Wahpeton, North Dakota. Cost $200 for both days. Contact Matt Kinneberg at 701-640-0082 for more information. 


                  To Submit Application to Scholarships


To print a copy of the "K9 Slim Scent Specific Trailing Scholarship" click here.


To print a copy of the "K9 Mila Scent Specific Trailing Scholorship" click here


Complete the application and either send directly to Carren Corcoran Gummin at or mail to 7965 Goldfield Road, Pound, WI 54161. The scholarship recipient will be selected by April 1, 2023.

Contact Carren if you are interested in hosting a Trailing Class or Human Remains Detection Class 

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