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Search and Rescue Dog Publications

Air-Scent Dogs


  • On the Trail! A Practical Guide to the Working Bloodhound
  • Practical Scent Dog Training
  • Scent and the Scenting Dog
  • Tracking Dog: Theory & Methods
  • Enthusiastic Tracking

Training Behavior

  • Don't Shoot the Dog: The New Art of Teaching and Training
  • Karen Pryor on Behavior: Essays and Research
  • Getting Started: Clicker Training for Dogs
  • Clicker Training for Obedience
  • Agility Training: The fun sport for all dogs

Dog First-Aid

  • Field Guide: Dog First Aid Emergency Care
  • Rescuing Rover: A First Aid and Disaster Guide for Dog Owners
  • Emergency First-Aid for your Dog

Cadaver Dog Material

  • Cadaver Dog Handbook Forensic Training and Tactics
  • The Detection of Human Remains
  • Postmortem Change in Human & Animal Remains
  • Forensic Anthropology Training Manual
  • Forensic Taphonomy

Micro-Climate (Wind)

  • Weathering the Wilderness

SAR Dog Stories

  • Search & Rescue
  • Emma and the Night Dogs
  • So that Others May Live
  • The Search

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Man-Trackers & Dog Handlers in Search & Rescue: Basic Guidelines and Information by Fuller, Johnson, Koester. This book explores the unique combination of Search & Rescue dog teams and Man-trackers.  This combination might be the most effective tool management has for rapid finds.  The book introduces each type of resource and then educates each team as to the capabilities and limitations of each. It also explodes common myths and legends associated with each resource.  Perhaps most useful is the final chapter which outlines several different training exercises that both trackers and handlers might use.

ISBN: 1-879471-31-0 2000 dbS Productions 98pp $9.95

Ready! The Training of the Search and Rescue Dog by Susan Bulanda. 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 Association.

ISBN: 0944875416 Doral Publishing 1995 170pp $21.20

Search and Rescue Dogs: Training Methods by the American Rescue Dog Association. 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.  A classic that is found in almost every search and rescue dog handler's library.

ISBN: 0764567039 IDG Books 2002 256pp $11.89


Police Dog Tactics by Sandy Bryson.  Communities need police K-9 more than ever in the 21st Century. This book suggests the best tactical methods to deploy the K-9; has actual incidents from street experience and court records; plus contributions from over 200 law enforcement agencies throughout the United States. Of interest to K-9 officers, patrol officers, administrators, police academies, working and sporting dog handlers and trainers.

ISBN: 1-550591975 2000 Detselig 457pp $47.95


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