2020 VBSAR May Seminar

DATES: May 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st and 22nd of 2020



THE VIRGINIA BLOODHOUND SEARCH AND RESCUE ASSOCIATION AND THE MIDDLEBURG POLICE DEPARTMENT will be holding a six-day training seminar designed for law enforcement agencies and search and rescue units interested in establishing a Mantrailing Bloodhound unit or wanting needed continual training. All Virginia Law Enforcement Officers who attend will receive Mandatory In-Service Retraining (M.I.R.) Credits for this course.


Instructors for this seminar include international instructors, national instructors, search and rescue specialists, and other highly experienced professionals.

The program provides classroom instruction. However, the emphasis will be on practical training in the field. Attendees will work with their K-9 partners (if accompanied by one) on scenarios of criminal cases, missing person cases, as well as, working on specific problems of the K-9 team. This training could take place at night as well as during daylight hours, no matter what the weather conditions.

LOCATION of Seminar: 

Institute Farm

   22265 Oatlands Rd.

   Aldie, VA. 20105


COURSE FEE: Registration fee is $375 for members, $475 for probationary and non-members. This includes lodging and meals.    

All applicants will be reviewed and the applicants will be contacted and advised of the status of their application prior to March 30th, 2020. LODGING/MEALS: Lodging and meals are included in the registration will be served in the dining hall in the main building will share sleeping quarters with other attendees of the same sex.


REGISTRATION: To enroll, complete the registration form and mail or e-mail to Terry Davis.

When notified of your acceptance you will need to mail in your seminar fee and your signed Liability Form. This is the only way to reserve a slot. No phone reservations will be accepted.

Mail to:

MD Terry Davis, ret.

51 Delicious Ct. 

 Martinsburg, WV 25403  

    E-MAIL: vbsar@frontier.com

If you want to join VBSAR please reach out to Terry Davis at vbsar@frontier.com

All applicants will be reviewed, and the applicants will be contacted and advised of the status of their application prior to March 30th, 2020

Virginia Bloodhound Search and Rescue Association
Why was the association established?

The Virginia Bloodhound Search and Rescue Association was established in 1991 by a handful of Virginia bloodhound handlers who realized that in order to have well-trained Bloodhound teams in Virginia to help assist the authorities in their searches for lost and missing subjects as well as wanted subjects, there would need to be a more reliable training program than what they had.

What have we developed?

So, in 1991 VBSAR was formed. Now there is a continual resource of training available within the state. And, the trainers are well established in the Bloodhound community, highly experienced trainers that are used nationally as well as abroad. There are structured weeklong training schools provided, as well as daily or weekend get-togethers for training of the hounds and handlers. Most of these handlers bear the responsibility of all the financial burdens in this endeavor. VBSAR tries to relieve as much of this burden as possible by giving the majority of the training free and if not free, trying to bear as much of the cost as possible. VBSAR also tries to supply some of the necessary equipment to the members when able.

What we have become!

VBSAR has become an association that is widely known around the country and abroad for the quality of training they provide and the quality of their Bloodhound Teams that respond to assist in the searches for missing and lost subjects. VBSAR teams have been responsible for saving the lives of many people, as well as locating many subjects that were considered a danger to our communities, in Virginia as well as in surrounding states.

If you have any question regarding VBSAR email us at vbsar@frontier.com

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