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A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO TRAINING AND WORKING THE TRAILING DOG
John Lutenberg & Linda Porter
A guideline for training and maintenance of the trailing dog. A combination of personal training experience, working knowledge of trailing dogs and training methods and tips from around the nation which have proven to be sound and reliable.
{short description of image} Analysis of Lost Person Behavior
Bill Syrotuck; paperback; 2000
*New revised edition! An aid to search planning for search and rescue units, this is a scientific study of the behavior of lost persons (children, elderly, disabled, etc.) Includes: basic fears of lost persons, capabilities of a lost person, behavior while lost, evaluation of the scene and terrain, probable distances covered, and MUCH more!
AVALANCHE! HASTY SEARCH: THE CARE AND TRAINING OF AVALANCHE SEARCH AND RESCUE DOGS
Patti Burnett
Details SAR training for avalance rescue, starting with puppy selection. Also covers handler preparation, equipment, training from beginning to advanced, health, certification, search strategy, public relations, and missions.
{short description of image} Basic Essentials: Map And Compass
Cliff Jacobson; paperback; 1999
Discover techniques for choosing and using the right type of compass, reading and understanding contour lines, plotting a course and finding your way through the wilderness, using a map and compass and a GPS receiver. A valuable resource for Search and Rescue people! Many line drawing illustrate this revised 2nd edition.
Be Expert With Map and Compass
Kjellstrom; paperback; 1994
Recommended by our tracking and search and rescue customers, a complete guide to Orienteering including understanding maps, finding bearings, and traveling in the wilderness.
BUILDING A BASIC FOUNDATION FOR SEARCH AND RESCUE DOG TRAINING
by J. C. Judah
Describes the skills needed to lay a solid foundation for successfully training the SAR dog. Examines disciplines such as Wilderness Air Scent, Human Remains Detection (both land and water), First Responder Dogs, Disaster, and Trailing dogs.
BUZZARDS AND BUTTERFLIES - HUMAN REMAINS DETECTION
by J. C. JUDAH
Buzzards and Butterflies is a primer for the canine handler working a Human Remains Detection Dog on land or water.

This is the text to learn training and search strategies that work for other HRD handlers including industry standards for Search Dogs and their handlers. From Crime Scene Preservation to evaluating Human Remains Detection dog teams, review the lessons learned by handlers in searches held at Freshkills (after 9/11) and in Hurricane Katrina.

CADAVER DOG HANDBOOK: FORENSIC TRAINING AND TACTICS FOR THE RECOVERY OF HUMAN REMAINS
by Andrew Rebmann & Edward David
Sets out the principles and procedures for the training and handling of dogs for the location of human remains.
{short description of image} Cadaver Dog Handbook; A Forensic Guide for Training, Handling, and Searching
Marcella H. Sorg, Andrew Rebmann, Edward David; October 1999; Hardcover
Sets out the principles and procedures for training and handling dogs during the search for human remains, explaining scent theory and its applications, basic training and searching strategies, and the legal and taphonomic (decomposition and fossilization) issues associated with dog searches. Also covers the use of technical location devices, mapping aids, remote sensing techniques, water searches, and decomposition processes: "... if a body decomposes in a wet environment, there will be the production of adipocere. This grayish, soapy substance provides a good scent picture to the dog. If the body is left in a hot, dry environment it will mummify, and the odor will be musty." The interdisciplinary approach renders the book useful to anyone interested in human remains. A glossary is included.
CANINE SCENT WORK LOG
by Lisa Preston
Keeping a detailed record of scent training and tests, starting with your dog’s first short tracks, are invaluable in helping you become a more efficient and skilled trainer and building solid skills in your dog.

Each two-page spread of the log provides space for recording the date, weather conditions, location and terrain, and many other details of each work session, plus a place to diagram the track.

DOG DETECTIVES. TRAIN YOUR DOG TO FIND LOST PETS
by Kat Albrecht
Kat Albrecht has devoted years to developing proven methods to train dogs to work as cat-detection dogs and trailing dogs to search for a wide variety of companion animals. The book presents detailed, step by step, reward-based training methods as well as information on how to assess a dog's potential to be a dog detective and what you need to know as a prospective handler.
Essentials of Rescue from the Back Country
Buck Tilton; 1991; paperback
Buck Tilton is director of the Wilderness Medicine Institute, Inc., in Pitkin, Colorado, advisor to Western State College's Mountain Rescue Team, co-author of Medicine for the Backcountry, author of many magazine articles on wilderness medicine and rescue, member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America and a member of the American Medical Writers Association. Outdoor recreation can expose the hiker, climber and paddlesport enthusiast to hazards and danger. Even the most careful parties can run into situations that produce temporarily disabling injuries. Mobility can be impaired by fractures, sprains and by other physical injuries that leave victims unconscious and unable to evacuate themselves. Assess the situation carefully. Assume responsibility for your own evacuation when absolutely necessary. Discover unusual techniques for evacuating litter victims. Use common camping equipment to improvise carrying devices. Instruct others and understand instruction better with the help of this book.
FOLLOWING GHOSTS: DEVELOPING THE TRACKING RELATIONSHIP
Clothier & Rice
A common sense approach to tracking/search & rescue based on respect for the dog's natural abilities, positive reinforcement, and keen observation skills. To be successful with this approach, all you need is a good relationship with your dog. Based on John Rice's extensive experiences with his all Golden Retriever Police K-9 unit, this approach to tracking focuses on the relationship between dog & handler, and an understanding of scent from the dog's point of view. Find out why variable surface tracking is not the ultimate goal - but the very best starting point! Learn why food on the track confuses dogs. Discover the perfect tracking field - in your own neighborhood. Track anytime, in almost any weather. Not a how-to recipe book, Following Ghosts offers a revolutionary and challenging look at tracking, canine abilities and ways to help you and your dog reach your tracking goals. Whether you're a tracking novice or an experienced tracker, this booklet will change your thinking. Find out why tracking judges like Ted Hoesel (the first VST judge), Search & Rescue Units, police departments and others are not only recommending this book, but buying it for their students as "required reading!" © 1996, booklet, 54 pages
FUN NOSEWORK FOR DOGS, 2ND EDITION
Roy Hunter
New Expanded 2nd edition! Exercises and games train scent discrimination, search, and obedience skills. For pets as well as competition trackers and competitive obedience.
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Guide to Search and Rescue Dogs
Angela Eaton Snovak
Search and rescue dogs are invaluable members of certified rescue teams designated to locate accident victims and lost adults and children in wilderness areas and at disaster scenes. This book presents advice and guidance for rescue dog handlers, with information on how dogs scent, and detailed instruction on training of both dogs and their handlers. The author discusses rescue specialties where dogs are a critical resource in specific circumstances that include avalanche rescue, locating drowning victims, and locating both the living and the dead in the wake of plane crashes, earthquakes, and other calamities. The text is supplemented with color photos and helpful line art.
HOW TO RAISE A WORKING PUPPY DVD
by Ed Frawley
This DVD on puppy training shows owners how to raise a working puppy. If you are raising a Schutzhund puppy, a police service dog puppy, a S&R puppy, a personal protection dog puppy, a puppy for competition obedience or agility - they will all benefit by making some simple changes in how they are brought up and handled.
{short description of image} Intro To Land Search Probabilities
William Syrotuck; paperback; 2000
Search and rescue is an art and a science; there are theoretical approaches as well as practical ones. This handbook presents the scientific, theoretical probabilities of finding lost persons (elderly, children, handicapped, hunters, etc.) in any given area. It is a highly technical study!
{short description of image} K9 Search and Rescue
Desi Gerritsen & Rudd Haak (Netherlands); paperback; 1994
In a disaster, a trained search and rescue dog can greatly increase the chances of victims being found in time and rescued. This book outlines a new method of training SAR dogs developed by the authors in Austria. It covers their entire training method from basic training through the specific methods required for each type of search operation. Includes tips on search preparation, safety, disaster operations coordination, information on the scent capabilities of dogs, and a brief history of canine search and rescue. Published by Temeron, © 1999, Netherlands, 185 pages.
Koehler Method of Training Tracking Dogs
William R. Koehler
For search and rescue work, to assist in law enforcement, and to compete in Tracking Tests, here is all the preparation you and your dog will need.
{short description of image} Man-Trackers & Dog Handlers in Search & Rescue : Basic Guidelines and Information
Greg Fuller, Ed Johnson, Robert J. Koester ; 2000
This book advocates and assists in combining trackers and handlers in the field. This book will also be useful for search managers in recognizing the value of combining these important resources under some circumstances. Past experience has clearly demonstrated the effectiveness of combining resources.
MASTERING VARIABLE SURFACE TRACKING BOOK AND WORKBOOK
by Ed Presnall
Component training is widely recognized as THE way to teach Variable Surface Tracking. This method works equally well for dogs that have already achieved Tracking Dog or Tracking Dog Excellent titles or for beginning trackers.
On the Trail!: A Practical Guide to the Working Bloodhound and Other Search and Rescue Dogs
Jan Tweedie
A Practical Guide To The Working Bloodhound And Other Search And Rescue Dogs. Written specifically to aid those who seek to train a skilled and valuable search-and-rescue dog, one who can use its nose to find people who are lost or in trouble, On The Trail! covers the basics of training a working search-and-rescue dog, registration concerns, whether and how to approach advanced training such as searches for human cadavers or obstacle navigation, working with law enforcement and courtroom testimony concerns, maintaining a working dog's health, and much more. An expert how-to manual for professional trainers, police, and anyone charged with the responsibility of cooperating with a bloodhound or other dog to save lives.
PRACTICAL SCENT DOG TRAINING
Lue Button
Step-by-step training guide for air scent, evidence search, disaster search and AKC tracking test.
{short description of image} Ready to Serve, Ready to Save: Strategies of Real-Life Search and Rescue Missions
Susan Bulanda and Marilyn Neudeck-Dicken; paperback; 237 pages; 1999
Case studies provide detailed scenarios for the author to demonstrate to search managers how to develop a plan for maximum utilization of resources and to ensure that the dog team is effectively managed and deployed. Special consideration given to cumulative stress on SAR personnel. An excellent resource for all considering a search and rescue mission.
Ready! the Training of the Search and Rescue Dog
Susan Bulanda; 1995; Paperback
All America is thrilled by Search and Rescue missions especially when the well-trained dogs are brought in to save victims of earthquakes hurricanes and man-made disasters. We watch with fascination and horror as these tales unfold across our television sets. This is one of the few comprehensive books on the training of SAR dogs. It is a complete approach to training for this type of dog. Nominated as Best Book of the Year in its category by the Dog Writer's Assocation
The publisher, Doral Publishing, Inc. , June 19, 1997 Reviews of READY! THE TRAINING OF THE SEARCH AND RESCUE DOG "Would I buy this book? YES. It is an addition to the search dog library. Its organization and training format make it easy to use. It is sufficiently detailed that a newcomer to handling a dog, who wishes to 'get into' search and rescue work, by reading it, will gain a clear picture of the time, effort and dedication required."
SCENT: TRAINING TO TRACK
Pearsall
A thorough review of tracking theory and method. Excellent section on the scientific qualities of scent - how dogs smell and the environmental factors that affect scent. Scent theory, with a detailed examination of the physical and anatomical characteristics of canine olfaction. One of the classic tracking books. © 1982
SEARCH AND RESCUE - CANINE TRAINING LOG AND JOURNAL
by J. C. Judah
The Training Log and Journal is a simple and organized method to track training and search missions allowing easy reference through summary forms or more detailed descriptions and logs.
SEARCH AND RESCUE - TRAINING LOG AND JOURNAL
by J. C. Judah
The Training Log and Journal is a simple and organized method to track training and search missions allowing easy reference through summary forms or more detailed descriptions and logs.
SEARCH AND RESCUE DOG TRAINING MANUAL AND LOGS (SET)
by J. C. Judah
The ultimate SAR training materials! Includes Building a Basic Foundation for SAR Dog Training, plus two training logs/journals, one for the dog, one for the human. A MUST HAVE for all SAR personnel.
Search and Rescue Dogs: Training Methods
American Rescue Dog Association; Hardcover; 208 pages; 1991
Appropriate for anyone with any breed, this guide emphasizes handler and unit training and conditioning for dogs, covers searches (water and ground) and tracking and terrain analysis.
It's unlikely that many dog owners will have the dedication, resources and stamina to enter search-and-rescue work. On the other hand, the techniques and the case studies here are so interesting that a read will prove rewarding to ordinary trainers and fanciers alike. Discussion begins with a brief history of the American Rescue Dog Association (ARDA), founded in 1972, which provides its services nationally, free of charge--``Can you leave work for two or three days at a time, perhaps several times a month? Can you afford to pay all your own expenses?'' The ARDA's methods, based on dogs' sensitivity to airborne scents (as opposed to traditional tracking) and training methods, are examined in detail, and guidelines are suggested for forming search-and-rescue units. Standards are high for both handlers and animals. Dogs should be double-coated; agile; highly intelligent and trainable; demonstrate scenting ability; be deeply bonded with a handler; and lacking an instinct for hunting--a German shepherd is ideal. Handlers must be strong, stoic, quick-witted and knowledgeable in areas ranging from first aid to lost-person behavior. Dog-world devotees will find this as gripping as any thriller.
SEARCH AND RESCUE DOGS: TRAINING THE K-9 HERO, 2ND EDITION
ARDA
Teaches what it takes to train a true canine hero. The emphasis is on handler and unit training, but principles of obedience as well as handler readiness and equipment are explored.
Search Dog Training: How to Get Started (Video)
Stopper and Watts; VIDEO; 1996
How to get started in search dog training! Super new video explains what is needed in terms of handler fitness, what is expected in each discipline of SAR, how to select and socialize a puppy, basic training (obedience), agility, trust, record keeping, the search game, search problems. Accompanying booklet includes sources of SAR equipment. Gives a great over-view of this field--exciting and inspiring!
{short description of image} Some Grid Search Techniques
William Syrotuck; paperback
For the wilderness search and rescue trainer, some valuable methods of planning searches, using a grid pattern. Scientific study of these techniques - diagrams and charts.
{short description of image} Technical Rescue Riggers Guide
Rick Lipke; 1998
The new revised edition, Technical Rescue Riggers Guide by Rick Lipke, shows some of the most up to date techniques rope rescue available today. 126 pages, 296 clear illistrations and photos, from basic knots and anchors, to highlines, helo rescues, and much more! Completely cross referenced, with handy safety reminders throughout. Already on its third printing, this guide is rapidly becomming the defacto national standard for safe, intelligent rope rescue. A portion of the sale of this guide goes to support volunteer mountain rescue.
THE LOST PET CHRONICLES - ADVENTURES OF A K-9 COP TURNED PET DETECTIVE
Kat Albrecht
This is the remarkable story of Kat Albrecht, the nation's first law-enforcement-based pet detective. Her experiences are astonishing, revealing time-tested methods that could one day help you find a lost pet.
The Wilderness First Responder
Buck Tilton; 1998; paperback
Buck Tilton is director of the Wilderness Medicine Institute, Inc., in Pitkin, Colorado, advisor to Western State College's Mountain Rescue Team, co-author of Medicine for the Backcountry, author of many magazine articles on wilderness medicine and rescue, member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America and a member of the American Medical Writers Association. Tilton addresses the challenges of rendering aid in poorly equipped environments, teaching you how to efficiently manage minor and life-threatening injuries and medical emergencies in the backcountry wilderness. A must-read for the search and rescue team; for those providing aid in developing countries or anywhere that customary resources aren't available; and for everyone who wants to learn self-sufficient emergency medical care for the backcountry and the city. Special attention given to correct and safe techniques for emergency evacuation.
Tracking Dog: Theory & Methods
Glen R. Johnson
Glen R. Johnson brought his many years of experience and innovation to write was has become the "bible" of trackers everywhere. His experience ranged from military dog work, to detection of toxic pipeline leaks using dogs.
Tracking Dog is the standard for anyone interested in training dogs to track. Included in the book is the Tracking Trainers Handbook, a great reference for working in the field.
TRACKING FOR SEARCH AND RESCUE DOGS: A PRACTICAL MANUAL FOR NOVICE AND ADVANCED HANDLERS
Boguslaw Gorny
Practical advice on every facet of training dogs for this vital work, from choosing dogs to training tracklayers, from basic training to training with complex search scripts. It is geared to preparing dog and handler for real search situations.
TRAINING THE DISASTER SEARCH DOG
by Shirley Hammond
Highly trained Disaster Search Dog teams are an increasingly important component in response efforts to save lives in the face of terrorist attacks, earthquakes, and floods—and training these teams has never been more important. Detailed how-to information to pass FEMA tests.
WILDERNESS FIRST RESPONDER, 2ND EDITION
by Buck Tilton & Tom Burke
A text for the recognition, treatment, and prevention of wilderness emergencies. You'll learn about patient assessment and evacuation and strengthen your ability to improvise when ideal materials are not at hand.
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