Urban Search and Rescue/ Human Remains
Scenturion K9 is proud to announce two whole new courses designed to certify our students and their K9 partners in Urban Search and Rescue/ Human Remains Detection. These courses are offered through Sheila McKee and Mountain View Dog Training.
DISASTER SEARCH CANINE
A Disaster Search Canine is trained to detect and indicate on live humans trapped or concealed in rubble or debris. These dogs are trained to bark repetitively at the location of the highest concentration of human scent. Dogs trained in this discipline are certified to a national standard by FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) and are deployed with Urban Search and Rescue Task Forces.
HUMAN REMAINS DETECTION DOG
A Human Remains Detection Dog (referred to as an HRD Dog) is trained to detect and indicate the presence of human remains. All of our dogs are trained to a “passive” alert, preferably a sit and point to indicate the location of the odor. Training usually takes 160-200 hours to prepare the dog for the handler.