Training the Disaster Search Dog
by Shirley Hammond
Disaster Search Dog (DSD) teams save lives. Quick response to natural and man-made disasters can mean the difference between life and death for trapped victims. 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.
Training the Disaster Search Dog is a step-by-step guide for those contemplating training, or actively training, a dog to meet the FEMA Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) certification requirements. A great addition to any search-dog trainer’s library!