Search and Rescue Dogs: Training the K-9 Hero


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Search and Rescue (SAR) dogs save lives - wandering toddlers, people trapped in collapsed buildings, or lost in the wilds. This is a gripping account of their achievements, with advice on how to train them. This account will give you new respect for the abilities of dogs. Not all dogs are suited to high-level SAR work, but it is possible to train any dog to do some of the things that SAR dogs do. Training dogs to find people on command can bring benefits in terms of improving communication between you and your dog, and because dogs like to be given jobs to do. You can also train dogs to find other dogs, which is very useful if you have more than one dog, and one gets lost. You can even train dogs to find missing objects, like your car keys!