Lisar strongly encourages that you take the following steps for those interested in training a search and rescue dog:
LISAR does not accept...
Common characteristics of a successful search dog include:
Searching for lost and missing people is about life and death. The people we search for deserve the very best resource we can provide -- a focused and committed dog trained for the sole purpose of finding lost and missing persons.
A search & rescue dog consistently and reliably communicates the location of human scent to its handler.
SEARCH DOG HANDLERS
Training a search dog is a long journey and requires a lot of patience, perseverance, and commitment.Handler must be competent in...
A handler must be in good health, be physically fit and have the proper equipment for searching.
Handlers spend hundreds of hours training their dogs and becoming proficient in a variety of search and rescue skills.All teams must be motivated and dedicated to ensure their own success.