Bloodhound Handlers Winter Seminar

York County Sheriff's Office is hosting their 17th annual Bloodhound Handlers Winter Seminar near Clover, SC.

More than 20 different agencies from across North and South Carolina are attending the training seminar. K-9 handlers from 7 states are attending as well.

The sheriff's office told Fox 46 every dog is trained to find people and evidence. 

The seminar is structured for beginner to advanced tracking bloodhounds. More than 40 bloodhounds and their handlers are going through wooded areas. 

Officers say this training lets them build a stronger relationship with their dogs and how to work together as a team.

The training is not funded by the county, individual participants pay a fee that helps cover the cost of all the sessions.

Friday is the last day scheduled for training.