Search and Rescue Dogs: Intro & Overview Search and Rescue Dogs work with their handlers, team, and emergency personnel to find and recover people or human remains. Utilizing scent, these highly trained dogs can cover and clear vast amounts of hostile terrain quickly, thoroughly, and effectively. They work on a grid, with the dog covering the entire grid side to side. When the dog encounters the presence of the target scent it is trained for, it alerts its handler to the precise location of the scent. If no scent is located within the grid, the team moves to the next grid,
Service Dog gear is getting an upgrade! The FIDO Vest is wearable technology for all types of working dogs, but the implications for Service Dog teams is huge. Standing for “Facilitating Interactions for Dogs with Occupations,” the FIDO Vest is designed to allow Service Dogs, detector K9s, Search and Rescue K9s and other working dogs to communicate with their handler, emergency contacts or 911, depending on the needs of the team.
he 7th annual ACVO National Service Dog Eye Exam event will provide a free eye exam to active program-trained and certified working dogs! This includes Service Dogs which are task-trained to help disabled individuals as well as other working dogs such as Police Dogs, Search and Rescue Dogs, Detection Dogs and Military Working Dogs.