Bill Dotson began dog training in 1971 with AKC obedience. He worked in Schutzhund (German Protection Dog sport) in 1975 and earned a “Schutzhund I” title. He founded and was Training Director of California Rescue Dog Association, Inc in 1977. He has responded to numerous national and international disasters and assisted FEMA in developing their criteria for FEMA Disaster Task Force dog teams. He also has developed and delivered many seminars on Search and Rescue, Disaster, and Cadaver search dogs. He advises search and rescue teams nationally and internationally. He is the founder and president of Applied Technologies, K9 Training Director of FEMA Virginia Task Force 2 (Ret), and responsible for developing the K9 component. He is also the founder of Search Dog Organization of North America and is Founding President.