Search & Rescue Work

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What is search and rescue or SAR for dogs?

Search & Rescue Work

Search and rescue dogs do what might take a team of 20 to 30 trained search people to do. They sniff out and track down missing people. Because of a dog's keen sense of smell, hearing, and ability to see at night, he is an ideal candidate for search and rescue work. The dogs that are better suited for this line of work are outdoor dogs with good physical endurance, focus, and trainability.

If you are looking for a worthwhile volunteer line of work with your dog, consider training for search and rescue. It's an intensive training for both dog and handler. It often takes a year of work, twice a week to become ready to take on a mission. Search and rescue fulfills the much needed job of finding lost loved ones during emergencies, disasters, crime scenes, and daily mishaps.



5/7/2008 8:01:06 AM
Nick Irving age 10 said:

Hi, I have this new foundland puppy that likes biting to play. I tell him no but he just won't listen. I also have a german sheperd that when I let him loose in the yard he will only come back 2 my dad. How can I fix this

5/7/2008 8:06:31 AM
Nick Irving age 10 said:

I have this germansheperd puppy. I am trying to teach him heel. how can I make him obey with out spoilling him with treats. also how do I teach him roll over with out spoilling him. How do I make him stay. He'll stay till I take one step back then he'll come when I'm still going back. I've tried treats but htey won't work How do I solve these problems?


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