An unconscious woman trapped beneath the rubble after an earthquake. A backcountry skier caught in an avalanche and buried under tons of snow. A young child lost in the wilderness. In such situations the margin for error is razor thin, and having a well-trained search and rescue dog at the scene can be the difference between life and death.Resi Gerritsen and Ruud Haak should know. They trained search and rescue dogs for decades and took part in many rescue operations, and from their experience they developed their own unique training methods. This book covers everything from basic training for search and rescue dogs to specific methods for each type of search operation, including wilderness searches and disaster scenarios. They also include information on search preparation, safety, disaster operations coordination, the scent capabilities of dogs, and the history of canine search and rescue.
Publisher: Brush Education Inc