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Search and Rescue Dog Training Books and Videos

A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO TRAINING AND WORKING THE TRAILING DOG
by John Lutenberg & Linda Porter
A guideline for training and maintenance of the trailing dog. A combination of personal training experience, working knowledge of trailing dogs and training methods and tips from around the nation which have proven to be sound and reliable.
ANALYSIS OF LOST PERSON BEHAVIOR
by William Syrotuck
An aid to search planning for search and rescue units, this is a scientific study of the behavior of lost persons.
AVALANCHE! HASTY SEARCH: THE CARE AND TRAINING OF AVALANCHE SEARCH AND RESCUE DOGS
by Patti Burnett
Details SAR training for avalance rescue, starting with puppy selection. Also covers handler preparation, equipment, training from beginning to advanced, health, certification, search strategy, public relations, and missions.
BASIC ESSENTIALS: MAP AND COMPASS, THIRD EDITION
by Cliff Jacobson
Discover techniques for choosing and using the right type of compass, reading and understanding contour lines, plotting a course and finding your way through the wilderness, using a map and compass and a GPS receiver.
BE EXPERT WITH MAP & COMPASS
by Bjorn Kjellstrom
(NEW EDITION) Recommended by our tracking customers, a complete guide to Orienteering including understanding maps, finding bearings, and traveling in the wilderness.
BUILDING A BASIC FOUNDATION FOR SEARCH AND RESCUE DOG TRAINING
by J. C. Judah
Describes the skills needed to lay a solid foundation for successfully training the SAR dog. Examines disciplines such as Wilderness Air Scent, Human Remains Detection (both land and water), First Responder Dogs, Disaster, and Trailing dogs.
BUZZARDS AND BUTTERFLIES - HUMAN REMAINS DETECTION
by J. C. JUDAH
Buzzards and Butterflies is a primer for the canine handler working a Human Remains Detection Dog on land or water.

This is the text to learn training and search strategies that work for other HRD handlers including industry standards for Search Dogs and their handlers. From Crime Scene Preservation to evaluating Human Remains Detection dog teams, review the lessons learned by handlers in searches held at Freshkills (after 9/11) and in Hurricane Katrina.

CADAVER DOG HANDBOOK: FORENSIC TRAINING AND TACTICS FOR THE RECOVERY OF HUMAN REMAINS
by Andrew Rebmann & Edward David
Sets out the principles and procedures for the training and handling of dogs for the location of human remains.
CANINE SCENT WORK LOG
by Lisa Preston
Keeping a detailed record of scent training and tests, starting with your dog’s first short tracks, are invaluable in helping you become a more efficient and skilled trainer and building solid skills in your dog.

Each two-page spread of the log provides space for recording the date, weather conditions, location and terrain, and many other details of each work session, plus a place to diagram the track.

DOG DETECTIVES. TRAIN YOUR DOG TO FIND LOST PETS
by Kat Albrecht
Kat Albrecht has devoted years to developing proven methods to train dogs to work as cat-detection dogs and trailing dogs to search for a wide variety of companion animals. The book presents detailed, step by step, reward-based training methods as well as information on how to assess a dog's potential to be a dog detective and what you need to know as a prospective handler.
FOOD TOTE. PORTABLE FOOD & WATER CONTAINER
by PortablePet
Food and drink container for pets on the go. Includes 1-8 cup food container, 2 food/water bowls and 1 water canteen.

Ideal for road trips, camping, boating, dog shows, trials and competitions.

HOW TO RAISE A WORKING PUPPY DVD
by Ed Frawley
This DVD on puppy training shows owners how to raise a working puppy. If you are raising a Schutzhund puppy, a police service dog puppy, a S&R puppy, a personal protection dog puppy, a puppy for competition obedience or agility - they will all benefit by making some simple changes in how they are brought up and handled.
INTRODUCTION TO LAND SEARCH PROBABILITIES AND CALCULATIONS
by William Syrotuck
Presents the scientific, theoretical probabilities of finding lost persons (elderly, children, handicapped, hunters, etc.) in any given area.
K9 SEARCH AND RESCUE
by Resi Gerritsen & Ruud Haak
In a disaster, a trained search and rescue dog can greatly increase the chances of victims being found in time and rescued. This book outlines a new method of training S & R dogs developed by the authors in Austria.
MASTERING VARIABLE SURFACE TRACKING BOOK AND WORKBOOK
by Ed Presnall
Component training is widely recognized as THE way to teach Variable Surface Tracking. This method works equally well for dogs that have already achieved Tracking Dog or Tracking Dog Excellent titles or for beginning trackers.
PRACTICAL SCENT DOG TRAINING
by Lue Button
Step-by-step training guide for air scent, evidence search, disaster search and AKC tracking test.
READY TO SERVE, READY TO SAVE
by Susan Bulanda
Collection of actual missions written by leaders in the SAR field. Conveys the harsh reality of what is is truly like to be a rescuer and offers a look at SAR personnel and the psychological impact on the rescuers.
SEARCH AND RESCUE - CANINE TRAINING LOG AND JOURNAL
by J. C. Judah
The Training Log and Journal is a simple and organized method to track training and search missions allowing easy reference through summary forms or more detailed descriptions and logs.
SEARCH AND RESCUE - TRAINING LOG AND JOURNAL
by J. C. Judah
The Training Log and Journal is a simple and organized method to track training and search missions allowing easy reference through summary forms or more detailed descriptions and logs.
SEARCH AND RESCUE DOG TRAINING MANUAL AND LOGS (SET)
by J. C. Judah
The ultimate SAR training materials! Includes Building a Basic Foundation for SAR Dog Training, plus two training logs/journals, one for the dog, one for the human. A MUST HAVE for all SAR personnel.
SEARCH DOG TRAINING, HOW TO GET STARTED DVD
by Ed Stopper & Madde Watts
What is needed from both dog & handler for various disciplines in SAR: puppy selection and training, record keeping, the search game, more. Will inspire you to get involved! Video, manual, and field guide.
SOME GRID SEARCH TECHNIQUES
by William Syrotuck
Scientific studies of some of the most important aspects of search and rescue work.
STUFF'N FETCH IT
by Katie's Bumpers
Puppy Size! Use this toy to teach scent recognition, come, fetch, hold and carry. Use alone or attach to Katie’s Bumpers Puppy Training Rope. Fill with treats or scent, toss, call back and reward with a treat! Assorted colors - Let us choose. Enclosure is 3 inches wide by 8 1/4 inches long - not including handle
THE LOST PET CHRONICLES - ADVENTURES OF A K-9 COP TURNED PET DETECTIVE
by Kat Albrecht
This is the remarkable story of Kat Albrecht, the nation's first law-enforcement-based pet detective. Her experiences are astonishing, revealing time-tested methods that could one day help you find a lost pet.
TRACKING FOR SEARCH AND RESCUE DOGS: A PRACTICAL MANUAL FOR NOVICE AND ADVANCED HANDLERS
by Boguslaw Gorny
Practical advice on every facet of training dogs for this vital work, from choosing dogs to training tracklayers, from basic training to training with complex search scripts. It is geared to preparing dog and handler for real search situations.
TRAINING THE DISASTER SEARCH DOG
by Shirley Hammond
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. Detailed how-to information to pass FEMA tests.
WATERBOY PORTABLE WATER BOWL/CONTAINER
by PortablePet
"THE" travel water bowl for dogs. Holds up to 3 quarts of water and will not splash. Perfect for road trips, camping, dog shows, trials and competitions.

Made in the USA.

WILDERNESS FIRST RESPONDER, 2ND EDITION
by Buck Tilton & Tom Burke
A text for the recognition, treatment, and prevention of wilderness emergencies. You'll learn about patient assessment and evacuation and strengthen your ability to improvise when ideal materials are not at hand.


 
 
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