K9 Resources in Print

Many great concepts and K9 training resources are in print! Please see the list below for reading resources while training your dog for search and rescue. 

 

SCENT AND THE SCENTING DOG

by William G. Syrotuck

Read more: Scent and the Scenting Dog

SEARCH AND RESCUE DOGS: TRAINING THE K-9 HERO, 2ND EDITION

by American Rescue Dog Association

Read more: Search and Rescue Dogs

BE EXPERT WITH MAP & COMPASS, 2nd Ed.

by Bjorn Kjellstrom and Newt Heisley

Read more: Be Expert with Map and Compass

cadaverhandbook CADAVER DOG HANDBOOK: Forensic Training and Tactics for the Recovery of Human Remains

by Andrew Rebmann, Edward David & Marcella H. Sorg

Read more: Cadaver Dog Handbook

lostperson LOST PERSON BEHAVIOR:
A search and rescue guide on where to look - for land, air and water

by Robert J. Koester

Read more: Lost Person Behavior

urbanSearch Missing Person Searches in the Urban Environment

by Christopher S. Young and John Wehbring

Read more: Missing Person Searches in the Urban Environment

shootthedog DON'T SHOOT THE DOG!:
The New Art of Teaching and Training

by Karen Pryor

Read more: Don't Shoot the Dog

foundations Foundations: for Awareness, Signcutting and Tracking 

by Robert Speiden

Read more: Foundations: for Awareness, Signcutting and Tracking

barfdiet book The BARF Diet

by Dr. Ian Billinghurst

Read more: The BARF Diet

othersmaylive So That Others May Live

by Caroline Hebard and Frank Whitemore

Read more: So That Others May Live

medicine Wilderness Medicine, Beyond First Aid

by William Forgey, M.D.

Read more: Wilderness Medicine, Beyond First Aid

Effective Use of Dogs in Search Management

By David Godfrey-Smith, Search & Rescue Dogs of Tasmania, reprinted with permission

The original purpose of this paper was to provide guidelines for police officers and search managers in Tasmania on when to call in and how to make effective use of search and rescue dogs as part of responding to reports of a missing person. Much of the information presented is equally applicable in other jurisdictions, both within Australia and overseas.

Read more: Effective Use of Dogs in Search Management

How Scent and Airflow Works

By Jennifer Pennington

SCENT

How do those dogs find missing people?

This article was orginally published on the Hound and Found Blog: http://houndandthefound.wordpress.com/2012/02/22/how-scent-and-airflow-works/

Remember PigPen from Charlie Brown? He always appeared to have clouds of dust coming off of him wherever he went. This is not far from the truth.

Read more: How Scent and Airflow Works

DIRECTION & CONTROL

By Shirley Hammond
In order to search areas that the handler is not allowed to access or to avoid hazardous areas, the disaster search dog must be capable of being directed and controlled at a distance. The handler may need to stop the dog, and then send the dog laterally, then stop the dog, call the dog to the handler, and then send it laterally in order to safely reach an area that needs to be searched.

Read more: Direction and Control

 

Teaching Direction & Control

Article by Shirley Hammond on teaching Direction & Control to K9s, using platforms and markers. 

Effective Use of Dogs in Search Management

Article by David Godfrey-Smith provides guidelines for law enforcement and search managers, in regards to how best to utilize SAR K9s. 

How Scent and Airflow Works

Article by Jennifer Pennington with custom illustrations on how scent and airflow affects search dogs.