Guide to Search and Rescue Dogs
Search and rescue dogs are invaluable members of certified rescue teams designated to locate accident victims and lost adults and children in wilderness areas and at disaster scenes. This book presents advice and guidance for rescue dog handlers, with information on how dogs scent, and detailed instruction on training of both dogs and their handlers. The author discusses rescue specialties where dogs are a critical resource in specific circumstances that include avalanche rescue, locating drowning victims, and locating both the living and the dead in the wake of plane crashes, earthquakes, and other calamities. The text is supplemented with color photos and helpful line art.