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Search and Rescue Dogs: Training the K-9 Hero

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ISBN13: 9780764567032
ISBN10: 0764567039
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Publisher Comments:

Winner 1991 Maxwell Medallion

Best Special Volume

ABOUT THE FIRST EDITION

""...the techniques and the case studies here are so interesting that a read will prove rewarding to ordinary trainers and fanciers alike."" --Publisher s Weekly

From the devastation of the World Trade Center to earthquakes in Central Asia, search and rescue dogs have proven invaluable in helping to find victims of disasters whether man-made or natural.

First published in 1991 to critical acclaim, this newly expanded and revised edition of Search and Rescue Dogs: Training the K-9 Hero, contains original, updated content. Chapters describe cutting-edge training techniques used for wilderness, disaster, cadaver dogs, and water searches, and by state and federal disaster organizations such as FEMA.

Search and Rescue Dogs: Training the K-9 Hero, 2nd Edition provides:

* Clear, step-by-step lessons on training your dog for a variety of search and rescue operations

* Ways to keep your dog and yourself safe in the face of disaster

* Practical information on procedures and equipment for dogs, handlers, and human volunteers

* The ultimate experience of the interdependence of Human and Dog

Extensive photographs illustrate real-life missions, including images of Ground Zero and the Pentagon taken by ARDA volunteers after September 11, 2001.

Synopsis:

Winner 1991 Maxwell Medallion

Best Special Volume

ABOUT THE FIRST EDITION

"...the techniques and the case studies here are so interesting that a read will prove rewarding to ordinary trainers and fanciers alike." --Publisher s Weekly

From the devastation of the World Trade Center to earthquakes in Central Asia, search and rescue dogs have proven invaluable in helping to find victims of disasters whether man-made or natural.

First published in 1991 to critical acclaim, this newly expanded and revised edition of Search and Rescue Dogs: Training the K-9 Hero, contains original, updated content. Chapters describe cutting-edge training techniques used for wilderness, disaster, cadaver dogs, and water searches, and by state and federal disaster organizations such as FEMA.

Search and Rescue Dogs: Training the K-9 Hero, 2nd Edition provides:

* Clear, step-by-step lessons on training your dog for a variety of search and rescue operations

* Ways to keep your dog and yourself safe in the face of disaster

* Practical information on procedures and equipment for dogs, handlers, and human volunteers

* The ultimate experience of the interdependence of Human and Dog

Extensive photographs illustrate real-life missions, including images of Ground Zero and the Pentagon taken by ARDA volunteers after September 11, 2001.

Synopsis:

Extensive photographs illustrate real-life missions, including images of Ground Zero and the Pentagon taken by ARDA volunteers after September 11, 2001.

About the Author

Search and Rescue Dogs: Training the K-9 Hero, is told in the authoritative voice of the American Rescue Dog Association (ARDA), the nation's oldest airscenting search dog organization. Since its founding, ARDA's standards and training methods have served as the model for dog units around the nation.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

Foreword.

Introduction.

1. Forming the American Rescue Dog Association.

2. Before You Begin.

3. Selecting the Air-Scenting Search Dog.

4. Basic Training, Obedience and Agility.

5. Beginning Search Training.

6. Advanced Search Training.

7. Handler Standards and Equipment.

8. The Search Dog Unit.

9. Unit Training.

10. Responding to a Search.

11. Conducting the Search.

12. Special Applications.

13. Avalanche Training.

14. Cadaver Training.

15. Disaster Training.

16. Disaster Missions.

17. First-Aid for Search Dogs.

18. ARDA Searches.

Appendix: Lost Person Behavior.

Index.

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Sonja, June 29, 2007 (view all comments by Sonja)
great book! Gives you an overview of what search and rescue is like, a brief overview on how to train a dog for search and rescue, and some stories in the back of the book.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780764567032
Author:
American Rescue Dog Association
Publisher:
Howell (TP)
Author:
(ARDA), American Rescue Dog Association
Author:
American Rescue Dog
Location:
New York, NY
Subject:
General
Subject:
Dogs - General
Subject:
Dogs - Training
Subject:
Training
Subject:
Dogs - Breeds
Subject:
Search dogs.
Subject:
Rescue dogs.
Subject:
Search dogs -- Training.
Subject:
Rescue dogs -- Training.
Subject:
Pets; Dog breeds
Subject:
Pet Care;Dogs
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Second Edition
Series Volume:
RN-0283
Publication Date:
September 2002
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.21 x 6.14 in

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"Synopsis" by , Winner 1991 Maxwell Medallion

Best Special Volume

ABOUT THE FIRST EDITION

"...the techniques and the case studies here are so interesting that a read will prove rewarding to ordinary trainers and fanciers alike." --Publisher s Weekly

From the devastation of the World Trade Center to earthquakes in Central Asia, search and rescue dogs have proven invaluable in helping to find victims of disasters whether man-made or natural.

First published in 1991 to critical acclaim, this newly expanded and revised edition of Search and Rescue Dogs: Training the K-9 Hero, contains original, updated content. Chapters describe cutting-edge training techniques used for wilderness, disaster, cadaver dogs, and water searches, and by state and federal disaster organizations such as FEMA.

Search and Rescue Dogs: Training the K-9 Hero, 2nd Edition provides:

* Clear, step-by-step lessons on training your dog for a variety of search and rescue operations

* Ways to keep your dog and yourself safe in the face of disaster

* Practical information on procedures and equipment for dogs, handlers, and human volunteers

* The ultimate experience of the interdependence of Human and Dog

Extensive photographs illustrate real-life missions, including images of Ground Zero and the Pentagon taken by ARDA volunteers after September 11, 2001.

"Synopsis" by , Extensive photographs illustrate real-life missions, including images of Ground Zero and the Pentagon taken by ARDA volunteers after September 11, 2001.
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