Hide from our K9 Teams

Registration for Hide from our K9 Teams

Welcome to the Volunteer Hider Booking Page for our K9 Training Exercise. Please follow these instructions carefully to ensure a safe and effective training experience.

Exercise Overview:

  • Start Time: 5 PM on Friday.
  • Duration: You will be in the woods for approximately 12 hours before K9 teams are dispatched.
  • K9 Team Dispatch: Saturday morning at 7 AM.
  • Going home: Around 12 PM Saturday.

Steps to Volunteer:

  • Must be in good physical and mental health.
  • Comfortable with an overnight outdoor stay.

Pre-Exercise Preparation:

  • Inform: Notify your emergency contact and the exercise coordinator of your participation.
  • Health Check: Ensure you are physically and mentally fit for an overnight stay in the woods.

What to Bring:

  • Basic Survival Gear: Small tent or weather-appropriate sleeping bag, waterproof ground cover.
  • Clothing: Weather-appropriate clothing, extra layers for nighttime, waterproof gear, sturdy boots.
  • Food and Water: Non-perishable food for 24 hours, minimum 2 liters of water.
  • Safety Equipment: Flashlight or headlamp with extra batteries, whistle, first aid kit.
  • Miscellaneous: Insect repellent, sun protection, a hat, a map of the area, and a compass or GPS device.

On the Day of the Exercise:

  • Check-In: Report to the designated area for a briefing session at the specified time.
  • Scent Article: Provide a scent article for the bloodhounds as instructed.
  • Travel to Hide Site: Proceed to your hide site, approximately 1 mile from the starting point.
  • Set Up Camp: Set up a discreet yet safe sleeping area.

While Hiding:

  • Stay Put: Remain in your designated area until found or otherwise instructed.
  • Be Alert: Be aware of your surroundings and any potential hazards.


  • Debrief: Return to the starting point for a debriefing session.
  • Feedback: Provide feedback on the dogs' performance and your experience.

Safety Guidelines:

  • Emergency Contact: Always have a way to contact the coordinator in case of an emergency.
  • Do Not Disturb Wildlife: Respect the natural environment and avoid disturbing wildlife.
  • Stay Informed: Be aware of weather forecasts and any potential changes in conditions.


Participation is voluntary and at your own risk. By applying, you acknowledge the inherent risks involved in an outdoor exercise and agree to follow all safety protocols.

Date & Time
Friday June 07, 2024
Start - 5:00 PM (America/Chicago)
Saturday June 08, 2024
End - 12:00 PM (America/Chicago)

Pelham, Alabama

Pelham AL
United States
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