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Quick response to natural and man-made disasters can mean the difference between life and death for trapped victims. Highly trained Disaster Search Dogs (DSD) teams are an increasingly important component in response efforts to save lives in the face of terrorist attacks, earthquake, and floods - and training these teams has never been more important. Whether you aspire to have your dog ready to help your community in case of a local disaster or you wish to select and train a dog to become part of a certified Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) DSD team, this is the first book written that tells you how to do it. Training the Disaster Seach Dog describes the step-by-step training methods that human-dog teams use to locate victims in rubble and is based on the author's 28 years of field experience. You will learn: To teach DSD skills using positive training techniques How to build and train with the specialized equipment used in training How to prepare for the FEMA DSD certifications tests What it is like to part of a disaster recovery effort. Here is what other dog professionals have to say: "A great book? For anyone seriously interested in learning what it takes to train a Disaster Search Dog...a book that I can refer to aspiring dog handlers. It guides you through selection of a perfect puppy through training a mission-ready disaster dog." -Ann McCurdy, Canine Training Director, FEMA Indiana Task Force 1, Lead Canine Evaluator for FEMA/DHS Canine Evaluations.
Clearly meant for disaster, this book is so comprehensive and well written that I find it applicable to other areas of SAR.Published 16 months ago by Andrew M. Olney
This book provides a great foundation to effectively train your search and rescue dog. I would definitely recommend this book.Published 20 months ago by Orie Adcock
Very good book, i must say one of the best books to have to train you disaster dog in search and rescuePublished on March 25, 2013 by Martin Aquilina