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MAINE SEARCH AND RESCUE DOGS (MESARD)

Search & Rescue Articles Listing

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The following articles are by Deborah Palman and are provided for non-commercial use to advance and promote the use of working dogs in law enforcement and search and rescue.

K-9 Safety Training

When 1 + 1 = 3

Advanced Tracking

Backtracks

Body Language

Distant Alerts

Environmental Conditioning for Police K-9s

Evidence Search

History and Perspective on SAR Dogs in Maine

K-9 Searches for Expended Shells

Leadership, Obedience, and Working Dog Teams

Leading the Hunt

Mealtime

Negative Punishment

Negative Searching

Not Using Force in Police Dog Training

Picking a Working Puppy

Record Keeping for SAR Dog Teams

Search and Rescue Dogs and the Ground Searcher

Search and Rescue for Patrol K-9 Teams

Search and Rescue in Maine

Searching Contaminated Scenes for Evidence

Searching for the Mentally Disabled

Teaching Scent Discrimination

Teaching the "Handler Proof" Find / Refind

Temperament and Personalities in Dog Training

The Be Still Exercise

Timing Is Everything

The Start is the Most Difficult Part

To Fetch or Not to Fetch

Tracklayer Instructions

Tracking Handling

Tracking in Four Dimensions

Tracking vs. Trailing

Working Dog Management

The following articles are by other authors and are provided with their permission for non-commercial use to advance and promote the use of working dogs in law enforcement and search and rescue. All articles are in pdf format and require Adobe Reader for viewing.

Canine Olfaction: An Overview of the Anatomy, Physiology and Genetics

Training the Airscent Dog to use Voice Contact

Want to Be a SAR Dog Handler?

Winds Over Wildlands (transcribed from Forest Service Handbook 272)
 

 
 
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