Search and Rescue Dogs: Training the K-9 Hero (Hardcover)

Search and Rescue Dogs: Training the K-9 Hero By American Rescue Dog Association (Arda) (Created by) Cover Image
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Winner 1991 Maxwell Medallion
Best Special Volume


""...the techniques and the case studies here are so interesting that a read will prove rewarding to ordinary trainers and fanciers alike."" --Publisher's Weekly

From the devastation of the World Trade Center to earthquakes in Central Asia, search and rescue dogs have proven invaluable in helping to find victims of disasters whether man-made or natural.

First published in 1991 to critical acclaim, this newly expanded and revised edition of Search and Rescue Dogs: Training the K-9 Hero, contains original, updated content. Chapters describe cutting-edge training techniques used for wilderness, disaster, cadaver dogs, and water searches, and by state and federal disaster organizations such as FEMA.

Search and Rescue Dogs: Training the K-9 Hero, 2nd Edition provides:
* Clear, step-by-step lessons on training your dog for a variety of search and rescue operations
* Ways to keep your dog and yourself safe in the face of disaster
* Practical information on procedures and equipment for dogs, handlers, and human volunteers
* The ultimate experience of the interdependence of Human and Dog

Extensive photographs illustrate real-life missions, including images of Ground Zero and the Pentagon taken by ARDA volunteers after September 11, 2001.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781630261627
ISBN-10: 1630261629
Publisher: Howell Books
Publication Date: September 1st, 2002
Pages: 288
Language: English