Each year we have expanded the product range by 2-5 new scents and now we have 54 different ones. Each pen contains a single, unique scent. A few are pseudoscents, very close in chemistry and odor to the real target product scents they represent. Most other pens contain the actual scent of the real product to which the trainer wishes to expose their dog. The 54 scents include:

-illegal drugs, precursor chemicals and drug breakdown products

-explosives including low explosives/ propellants, high explosives, commercial and military types and homemade explosives, precursor chemicals and breakdown products

-“G” agent, a chemical warfare scent

-Bedbug alarm pheromone, used by many pest control companies with K9 units

-COVID -19 Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in their correct proportions

-TPPO (Triphenylphosphine oxide) – a chemical used in cellphones and other electronics


SECURESEARCH, INC. has been manufacturing scent training aids for use by trainers and handlers of working canines since 1996.-Clubroot fungus that attacks and destroys canola and other brassica crops

-Cortisol — for PTSD therapy dogs

-Black and Green Mold

-Corpse scents (fresh, aged, and drowned corpse)

-Firearms and ammunition scents, including walnut wood, polymer plastic, steel, aluminum,

gun “bluing”, Parkerizing and cerakote chemical treatments for firearm metal parts

-knife and edged weapons scents

-In the development process now: Scent of Larvae that attack and destroy decorative palms, coconut and date palm trees, by burrowing down from the top of the tree and destroying it from the inside

The product range includes 31 explosives scents, 7 drug scents and a number of other scents that have been requested by customers with special requirements.

Note that the non-explosive range of scents can also be provided in a finger-pump operated plastic spray bottle that does not contain propellant.

We also offer a “control” marker pen that contains only the solvent solution but none of the target scents. This can be used to test that the dog is not hitting on the fast evaporating solvent, but only on the target scent on which it has been trained.

The marker pen nozzle end is a spring-loaded metal valve assembly. The fiber tip projecting from the nozzle must be pressed firmly downward against the target surface and operates the valve inside, allowing a controlled portion of the liquid scent solution to flow out of the tip.

Marker pens and pump spray bottles may be purchased in any quantities and any desired assortment to meet your training needs. Some solutions only have an expected shelf life of 6 months, while most others will last and retain potency for one year or more. We have tested some formulations for stability that have retained potency for more than two years.

When we ship these products, they must go by air courier service with an IATA Red Label (“Dangerous Goods in Excepted Quantities”). The UN Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulation puts these products in Class 3, and the number is 1987 n.o.s. (not otherwise stated). This designation applies to the solvent, a moderately flammable liquid, not the target scents dissolved in the solvent –which are in microtrace quantities detectable by the canine nose, but otherwise not hazardous.

A small Pelican plastic storage case is available for storing up to 12 marker pens.

All products are tested by our professional K9 trainer Bill Grimmer.

For further information, contact Bruce Koffler e-mail: bkoffler@securesearchinc.com

by phone or fax at (1-800) 452-3130 or cell: (416) 948-8832

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