SEARCH AND RESCUE DOGS: TRAINING THE K-9 HERO, 2ND EDITION
Awarded the prestigious Maxwell Medallion by the Dog Writers' Association of America and with over ten thousand copies sold, this hardcover book sets forth the step-by-step search dog training methods developed by Bill and Jean Syrotuck and ARDA over the last 25 years. Chapters include information on selection and training of the search dog, scent theory, handler training, responding to a search mission, specialized training (disaster, avalanche, water, body and evidence searches) and canine first aid. Each chapter is illustrated with diagrams and/or photographs to highlight the text. No one interested in search dogs or search and rescue in general should be without this reference and training work.