SEARCH AND RESCUE - K9 DEPLOYMENT information
Mike gathers up equipment for himself and Keji
Preparing for an actual Search and Rescue Deployment requires a lot of pre-planning. It is important that all K-9 Search and Rescue teams are self sufficient and an asset to the rest of their search team. Training for the outdoors and preparations for a search is just as important as the countless hours spent training your dog to track and search.
The following Articles should be of interest to all SAR DOG teams as they prepare for deployment as a K-9 Search and Rescue team.
TIPS FOR SAR DOG HANDLERS
Dog handlers should Remember to:
Read your dog – & Trust their indications
Enter your truck location in your GPS
Stay safe - the safety of you and your dog is paramount
Communicate your locations
Use the WIND to your advantage
Educate other searchers to the benefit of your dog