Item description for Training the Disaster Search Dog by Shirley M. Hammond...
Whether you want to help your community recover victims in case of a local disaster or you wish to select and train a dog to become part of a certified FEMA search team, this is the first book written that tells you how to do it. Choosing the right dog, teaching the dog to alert on possible victims, and detailed training regimens.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 7.25" Height: 10.25" Weight: 0.9 lbs.
Release Date Sep 30, 2005
Publisher Dogwise Publishing
ISBN 1929242190 ISBN13 9781929242191
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Reviews - What do customers think about Training the Disaster Search Dog?
Calm, Common Sense Feb 27, 2008
Knowing Shirley and having been there for the evolution of the Disaster Search Dog standards, I can say this is the best - and, so far, only - book to use for this category of training. Completely understanding what needs to be done and stating the process clearly, her book is the starting place for anyone contemplating FEMA Disaster Dog work. You need to be part of a team to complete the training, but this book will tell you what you need to do and help you make the decision to commit to the process - or not!
Bored with Agility? Turn your dog into a Disaster Search Dog! May 3, 2006
Shirley is upfront on what it takes to become a Disaster Search team. The team is the dog and handler and while the dog may have the skills the handler also has to be prepared to handle the disaster scene.
Shirley explains how agility skills can be translated into helping your dog become a Disaster Search Dog as part of her training triangle. Shirley also comprehensively lays out training goals and plans and how to implement them with your dog to make you successful in this new training.
The Appendix information is helpful for determining if your dog would be successful as a Disaster Search Dog or if your puppy would be. There's also useful instructions on how to build your own training equipment. The book uses photographs and diagrams to explain concepts to further learning.
Shirley will be a guest author at CSDogBookReview in August 2006 and many are looking forward to her visit!