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Other books by the author of Family Disaster Dogs

Nov 2019 The children's book "My Puppy Can Find Me" with UK dog cartoonists Scotty King artwork teaches children and family how to train their puppy to find mom or the child.  

Sept 11, 2021 New book released "Start Mantrailing" Step by Step for fun, sport and work. Here's the full cover.  Featuring photos from RRI North Scotland search and rescue dogs plus USA K9sport top dog, Super Kludde and dogs I have trained for mantrailing.

Cover dog RRI K9 Amber 

The paperback is available at Amazon worldwide and the eBook as a direct download from my new store below. 

New Family Disaster Dogs store has the books and eBooks available for those who do not shop at Amazon.  I will be adding a few dog training items and more in the future. 

Visit the new store here at FDD K9 Books Shop

Please leave me reviews on my books at Amazon, Goodreads, Barnes Noble, facebook and wherever you happen to see them. Reviews really help other people find the books. Thank you 

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We are now part of the Missing Persons Center  (click blue name ) please have a look  and join if you would like to help find missing persons.

K9 Search and Rescue-K9SAR

I will be hosting and offering K9SAR training seminars in 2023 for anyone interested. This is great fun for a dog to do and everyone is welcome. Pets and families are encouraged to come to train with me and continue training to win prizes. 

Feel free to contact me if you would like to train in-person with your dog in the Mountain Home Arkansas area. Please Put Training in the subject line of email.

If you would like to send your dog to me for training...I will work with your dog by boarding and training the dog for you then show you how to handle and work the dog along with answer questions you may have about being active in K9SAR.

As a member of the following National K9SAR Organizations I can help you prepare and train to certification/operational level. 
  • American Mantrailing, Police & Work Dog Association  (AMPWDA
  •  National Search Dog Alliance (NSDA

  • For the Sport of K9SAR visit the ARSA 

K9SAR and Missing Pet Recovery Expert

Here's another great resource for Search and Rescue dog handlers and those looking for a missing loved one. K9 trainer, handler and author Harry Oakes has over 49 years experience working to find missing persons. He is well known and liked by many but not by some which happens when you have been active in any field for so many years. His expertise and his track record speaks for itself. Read his books at his site.

Keep scrolling this page has many resources and helpful sites to see!

Here is equipment I use when training a dog to find people. (We do make a few cents from amazon when you purchase through the links, all proceeds are used to help with cost of publishing the site and free lessons. Thank you for your support)

Wildfire Safety

The 2022 summer wildfire season is currently in it’s most dangerous summer stages. 

New Wildfire Safety Guide from Cutter Law 

Thank you Cutter Law

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In order to protect and defend forests, farms, and homes, Direct Energy has proactively created their Wildfire Information & Safety Guide to distribute to the public. In recent years we have all learned wildfires can uncontrollably and unexpectedly affect any area’s population, from the rural Pacific Northwest to our major coastal cities. With Direct Energy’s guide, individuals nationwide can be well-planned and prepared in the event of a wildfire spreading in their area. 

Click to Go to the wildfire guide  

Thanks McKenna from Direct Energy for sharing this guide with us

Great Book for Food Storage 

Food Storage  Prepper's Guide to Food Storage

Great Guide from SCP 
What Food to Store to Survive in these uncertain times. “Survival Food”

The Best Site for Medical Emergencies when a Doctor is not available along with herbal gardening and prepping for bug-out situations. 
Survival Medicine at  Doc Bones and Nurse Amy

Pet CPR Video from AVMA

Here's a really cute Children's Resource From Jefferson County SAR

Hunter's Search Dog Kids Area Click here to visit

USA Missing Persons Resources

Lets Bring Them Home site for Adult Missing Persons Let's Bring Them Home

USA Office of Justice hosts an online Live Missing Person Database and Medical Examiners can post information about unidentified persons. Namus

Missing Person Database  persons missing list

USA Federal and Local Resources

How to Prepare for a Disaster or Emergency  Get Ready Site

USA Federal Emergency Management =  FEMA

Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Center for Disease Control

Get Government Disaster Assistance Disaster Assistance

 National Weather Service National Weather

American Red Cross Red Cross  

Disaster News  Disaster News

Tornado Tracking Site  Tornado Project

Volcano Monitoring Site  Volcanoes

Wildfire Maps and Dangers  Wildfire

Avalanche Center  Avalanche

Hurricane Center  Hurricane

Allstate has compiled a comprehensive disaster help center which pulls together a large collection of catastrophe preparation and recovery resources, into one place. It’s a great resource with lots of useful and educational information, and its most definitely worth linking to. Allstate Disaster Help Center

 From Little Doggies Rule  "The Top Benefits of Getting an Emotional Support Dog" 

Here's a great Disaster Preparedness Guide for Camping and Hiking from Rider Univ.

FDD Washee photo by A. Higgins

Here's a Great Gift Idea ! 
Get my books in paperback or eBook !

Or share a Free preview 

Great Gift for dog owners and anybody to be prepared 

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Learn more about CBD use in pets at Relievet

Here's a great guide about How Animals Sleep 

Learn about Tornado Preparedness with this Tornado Safety Guide

         Thanks Grace ! from 

Fire Safety for Kids...Sparky the Fire Dog Site
        Thanks Lisa !

Pet Burn Treatment at Burns: First Aid for Pets
        Thanks Lisa !

Keeping Pets safe during hurricanes  Keep pets safe in Hurricanes
        Thanks Amber !

Flood Planning Guide -The Essential Guide to Flood Planning & Preparation
 Thanks Darren

Pet Owner Resource   Pet Resources for Owners
Thanks Jason

Make your home ready 

Stay Ready with the Texas First Choice Power Weather Prep Blog 
Thanks Dylan 

Here is a really great Prepare Yourself for Disaster guide from 
How To Prepare Yourself And Your Community For Natural Disasters
Thanks Heather

Find practical dog care advice, guides and reviews at Practical Paw
Thanks Mike

Read about Puerto Rico's dogs in Hurricane Maria 
Thanks Scott and Good Luck !

Here's some great Preparedness Plans
Thanks Megan!

  1. Flood Preparedness guide - Includes BEFORE, DURING and AFTER tips, also sections for pets and seniors
  2. Water Categories and Water Damage Classifications- Includes the comparison of water damages and waters with comprehensive comparison
  3. Disaster Preparedness Plan - An infographic of different types of disasters
  4. How To Prepare For Natural Disasters - A complete guide for emergency

Here's a great article and resource about Therapy Dogs 
 Thanks Marissa!

For a Dog Heat Stroke Survival Guide go to Puppywire
Thanks Ashley!

For Data Recovery after Disasters

Ontrack's Natural Disaster Data Recovery page will help recent disaster victims save on data-recovery

Learn what human foods pets can eat and cannot eat if you have to make dog food at home at with this cool graphic at Cyberpets 

Water Filters

Big Berkey Water Filters were originally designed for non-potable water sources and emergency/disaster preparedness.

First Aid Supplies

Here's a Great Pet Preparedness Guide 
from Mike's Gear Reviews Click to Check it out

Thanks Mike!

After a Disaster we may have to garden for our own food source

Here's a guide from Happy DIY Home for Gardening with Dogs 
Thanks Jen!

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The Prepper's Pocket Guide: 101 Easy Things You Can Do to Ready Your Home for a Disaster

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Welcome UK visitors to Family Disaster Dogs online! Although I'm an American author and dog professional the worldwide web has given me the opportunity to connect with some wonderful folks who have contributed pictures for my books. The "Start Mantrailing" book features RRI K9 North Scotland Search and Rescue Dog "Amber" on the cover and her teammates in the book, plus American dogs training that I know. A portion of the sales of the Start Mantrailing book or copies are donated to RRI North Scotland. The children's picture book "My Puppy Can Find Me" has my daughter and bloodhound as illustrations by UK cartoonist Scotty King. You can find the books on Amazon UK or visit my book page above to order from me.

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