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Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Here's a couple Interesting K9SAR and Mantraining News and Research Articles

 Hi everyone, 

I hope this post finds everyone doing great! 

Lately I have been reading and researching online more than usual. I came across some interesting articles about search dogs, mantrailing, working K9SAR dogs, and sport K9SAR I thought viewers might like too. 

I always have an open mind when it comes to other people's research and dog training methods. The situation and environment plays such a large role in search and rescue with ever changing variables its not a subject that can be put in one box.  

I'm showing the links in full so people can see they are real.

Thanks for stopping by.





The Truth Behind The FBI's Magic Bloodhounds

Humans and bloodhounds — descended from 7th century French St. Hubert hounds — have a history of working together both for hunting and tracking.

Read the whole article at : https://www.grunge.com/994749/the-truth-behind-the-fbis-magic-bloodhounds/

Copyright/citation is on Apple News





Obedience training effects on search dog performance

Competent search dogs should be accurate, reliable, and work independently, yet be responsive to handler commands. The aim of this study was to identify training factors that contribute to producing competent search dogs. Demographics, obedience training methods, the age training was initiated, previous canine training experience of the trainer, and time spent training were determined using 177 responses to an online survey accessible through the National Search Dog Alliance (NSDA). 

Continue reading  HERE at Applied Animal Behaviour  Science 

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/251523602_Obedience_training_effects_on_search_dog_performance

Citation (copyright)

Alexander, Michael & Friend, Ted & Haug, Lore. (2011). Obedience training effects on search dog performance. Applied Animal Behaviour Science - APPL ANIM BEHAV SCI. 132. 152-159. 10.1016/j.applanim.2011.04.008. 







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