|The author's Daisy|
Is to train as many Family Dogs as possible to be able to assist every family in the World when emergencies strike.
In doing so, time can be spared waiting for response from other rescue teams who upon arrival can work to further aid the family in the situation.
When a large scale disaster strikes, such as Katrina, Irene and the tsunami earthquake in Japan, time is critical to survival and search teams have their hands full with a large number of call outs.
The trained Family Disaster Dog can help rescuers by saving time because the dog is on location at the time of the incident.
Additionally, at least one family member is trained in the basic Search And Rescue techniques so they can help their own family and friends while awaiting outside response.
Another benefit of having your dog trained to help you in an emergency is that if your neighborhood is cut off from outside help (which happens) then you can help your own loved ones and neighbors.
Just think, if all the neighbors have dogs then you can form your own search and rescue team just like a neighborhood watch group.
This site will help you in all areas of setting up your own dog and friend's dogs to assist in any disaster or missing person incident.
If a grandmother or child wanders away and gets lost, you can help. If your family is camping, take your dog.
Very few people get lost with dogs with them and if anybody wanders off the trail then you can ask your Family Disaster Dog to go find them.
All you have to do is read the lessons pages, work with your pet and email if you need any advice.
Note: These lessons are for family dogs and are not how-to train a professional working dog which is much more complex. Although working dog trainers may find some useful tips here as well. For professional working dog lessons contact me from the contact page.
Here is the page with a long list of survival items you need to pack and how-to pack them
In the Page Menu on familydisasterdogs.com
Find what Equipment is needed page on the Equipment Page
There is a Glossary and Terms of Words Used Page
Learn why a Scent Article is the easiest way to find a person, on this The Scent Article Page
Learn How-to Evacuate with a Dog's Help
Full Free Lessons listed on the Lesson Page and in the blog date list at the bottom of this page are over 200 dog related training and care articles..click a date to see more.
These are some of the lessons on the link page
Lesson 1: Taking scent and scent articles
Lesson 2: To Leash or Not to Leash
Lesson 3: Start Searching for a lost person
Lesson 4: "Find it!"
Lesson 5: How to use a Tracking Leash part 1
Lesson 6: More Leash Work part 2
Lesson 7: Tracking Leash part 3
Lesson 8: Avoiding Burn Out
Lesson 9: How to stop bad behavior
Lesson 10: How to hide from a dog
Lesson 11: Scent Behavior
Lesson 12: How to Read a Dog
Lesson 13: How to Train your dog to do a Building Search
Lesson 14: Train your dog to do an Air Scent and Area Search
Lesson 15: How your dog will be Indicating and Alerting a Found person
Lesson 16: Is the dog collar on right?
Lesson 17: How to use a Choker Chain Collar properly
Lesson 18: How to use a leash
Lesson 19: Finding Evidence and Objects with your dog
Lesson 20: Planning Dog Training Courses and Routes part 1
Lesson 21: Planning Dog Training Courses, Laying Trails part 2
Lesson 22 : Advancing in Search Dog and Survival Training
Lesson 23: Aging Tracking Dog Training Courses and Trails
Lesson 24: Learn Area Search Basics
Lesson 25: How to do Area Search Training
Lesson 26: How to do Cadaver Dog Training
Lesson 27: How a dog can Alert to Danger
Part 1: Teaching your dog to alert you to danger Part 1 Alert to Danger
Part 2: Teach your dog Part 2 Alert to Danger
Lesson 28: Dog learns how to come back to you after they find somebody or thing
which is called Teaching Refind or Return to Handler
Lesson 29: Your dog brings you items you need Retrieve and Go-Get Object
Lesson 30: Dog learns item by name to bring you Retrieve Object by Name
Lesson Test: How your dog will help you evacuate -What To Do when Alarm Sounds
Lesson 31: How to Find a Lost Person with Your Dog
Lesson 32: Training a Dog To Do Tracking
Lesson 33: Training a Messenger Dog -Go between 2 people
Go to the Lesson Page in The Page Menu (top right sidebar) for links to each lesson.
|Amber working a Bloodhound pup|
You can also find these pages
Dog Bug-out Go-Bag Survival Backpack
First Aid Supplies for Disaster Survival
Living in a Disaster
FEMA Search Dog Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s)
K9 CPR –Emergency Breathing Technique For Pets
Good Luck and Be Ready !
See my Family Disaster Dogs ebooks and paperbacks at Author Page