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Search and rescue dogs

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Length: 15:52
In this video we meet James Dunn from NSARDA (National Search and Rescue Dog Association) Kent. James explains how they train their dogs to find vulnerable and missing people.

These dedicated volunteers train and use dogs to find vulnerable missing people by following their air scent. Using dogs has the advantage that they can cover an area quickly which is obviously essential if someone is in trouble. Once the dog finds the missing person they go back to their handler to show them where to go. The volunteers are on call all year round 24/7 in all conditions for up to 8 hours at a time although the dogs are given regular breaks for rest, food and water during searches. James explains the training procedure the dogs go through and tells us about the ongoing training and assessment faced by dogs and handlers. He also outlines the different skills volunteers need to have.

Not everyone involved with NSARDA is a dog handler, some choose to go in support of handlers. These people, too, have to be well versed in the skills necessary such as advanced first aid, navigation and radio communications. NSARDA relies on charitable donations to fund this valuable service.

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