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SEARCH AND RESCUE DOGS: TRAINING THE K-9 HERO, 2ND EDITION
American Rescue Dog Association

Search and Rescue Dogs: Training the K-9 Hero

Awarded the prestigious Maxwell Medallion by the Dog Writers' Association of America and with over ten thousand copies sold, this hardcover book sets forth the step-by-step search dog training methods developed by Bill and Jean Syrotuck and ARDA over the last 25 years. Chapters include information on selection and training of the search dog, scent theory, handler training, responding to a search mission, specialized training (disaster, avalanche, water, body and evidence searches) and canine first aid. Each chapter is illustrated with diagrams and/or photographs to highlight the text. No one interested in search dogs or search and rescue in general should be without this reference and training work.

BE EXPERT WITH MAP & COMPASS
Bjorn Kjellstrom and Newt Heisley
Be Expert with Map & Compass

This edition includes everything the beginner needs to know about orienteering: understanding map symbols; traveling by map alone, by compass alone, or by map and compass together; finding bearings; sketching maps; traveling in the wilderness; and more. The ultimate reference for anyone who wants to feel more at home in the outdoors.

SCENT AND THE SCENTING DOG
William G. Syrotuck
Scent and the Scenting Dog

Scent and the Scenting Dog is the foundation for anyone interested in how a dog uses its nose to detect scent. It has been used by countless Search and Rescue Dog personnel, police dog trainers, and military police dog trainers and handlers.

SCHUTZHUND OBEDIENCE: TRAINING IN DRIVE
Shelia Booth
Schutzhund Obedience: Training in Drive

Have fun while training! This method gives your dog choices, then you simply reward him for making the correct choice. This gives him credit for being an intelligent, sensitive creature who enjoys working when we allow him to think for himself. This happy attitude assures your dog will work joyfully and correctly--in other words, he will love to work!! Stresses the drive instinct in the dog, and is a step-by-step manual to teach you how to train your dog for winning obedience. Popular with both Schutzhund and competitive obedience customers. Deals with the novice exercises: heeling, sit, stay, down, stand, recall.

WILDERNESS MEDICINE, BEYOND FIRST AID
William Forgey, M.D.
Wilderness Medicine, Beyond First Aid

Tells how to recognize, assess, and treat many kinds of medical emergencies in the wilderness. This fifth edition includes the latest information on cryptospryosis and immunization changes. Although much material is useful to the layperson, there are many techniques, including field surgery and suturing, that can be effectively used only by professionals, such as wilderness educators, search and rescue groups, EMTs, and paramedics. The author is president of the Wilderness Medical Society and assistant clinical professor of family medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine.Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.

 

 
       
 

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