Building a Basic Foundation for Search and Rescue Dog Training

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About the author:
J. C. Judah is a search and rescue dog handler, a Search and Rescue Technician I, a member of the NC Search and Rescue Advisory Council, and a founding member of her team, Brunswick Search and Rescue team. She is a retired educator, mother and grandmother of two.

Building a Basic Foundation for Search and Rescue Dog Training

Authored by J. C. Judah

This basic training book provides an overview of the processes used to train SAR dogs through hundreds of tips for the novice and experienced dog handler. The instructional guide describes how to lay a solid foundation for any type of SAR dog training. It takes potential handlers through a Canine Handler Test, explanations of the various SAR dog disciplines, and how to prepare physically, mentally and intellectually for SAR operations.

In addition it discusses how to transport, document training and searches, provides certification information and forms, discusses alerts, scent theory, ethics, professionalism, and actual SAR missions from across the United States. Over 50 photos of real working dogs area included. This best practices edition is a must have for any serious SAR dog handler.

Publication Date:
144213240X / 9781442132405
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8" x 10"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Pets / Dogs / General

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