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The trained area search dog will search large areas for any people in the area and notify the handler when they found them.
These dogs will follow the subject's specific scent or trail. Dog is usually worked in harness with a long line.
These dogs are trained to find human remains. K9 teams work closely with Law Enforcement on these cases.
Basic information on how to help your injured dog in the field until you can get them to the vet.
Information on how to use map and compass and general information on how GPS units are used in searches.
Basic information on how searches should be managed and the basics of lost person behavior.
Information on weather conditions and hazards that K9 handlers should be aware of when workings dogs.