What does it take to train a Disaster Search Dog? - DC News FOX 5 DC WTTG

What does it take to train a Disaster Search Dog?

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An awesome dog, 2,000 hours of training, a ton of commitment by the handler, a motivated training group and successful completion of a nationally administered certification test.

The test involves the dog searching two 6,000 to 15,000 sq. ft. disaster sites, finding completely buried live victims and ignoring distractions such as hamburgers, steak, clothing and dog toys.

Video: FOX 10's Diane Ryan takes part in a drill called "bury your reporter in rubble."

 

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