CADAVER DOGS – AN EXTENDED BRANCH TO SEARCH AND RESCUE DOGS

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Search and rescue dogs are meant to be trained in different fields be it in finding the injured or being finding any lost subject or any casualties. They have rained with the common backbone of search however the specialization may be on the mode of search as some are good with the finding the living ones while some are good at finding out the deceased one. on the basis of this specialties, there is a new dog classification added in the search and rescue dog team i.e. cadaver dogs. The names itself suggest that they are specialized for dotting out the deceased subjects.

WHAT ARE CADAVER DOGS?

Caviar dogs are an integral part of the search and rescue dogs and are trained in order to search for the cadavers that are the deceased subjects. They have such a strong sense that they can smell any remaining portion of the corpse. Not to end up the story they can even identify the corpse when it is partially or completely undergone bacterial decomposition. The cadaver dogs can locate the dead remain from anywhere be it buried, submerged. They can even identify the corpse by the tiny fragments such as nails, hairs, bones, blood intact tissues. The search and rescue dogs have a piercing ability to track the skeletal part of the copse as well. Their ability to track is all dependent on the training- the better the training session the better version of the ability of the dog.

TRAINING PROCEDURE OF CADAVER DOGS:

The training period of the search and rescue dogs is difficult and spontaneous. It is highly dependent on the aging agenda. As the training is quite lengthy it is initiated at the very early stage. Right from the puppy of few weeks after birth, the training session continues till 12-14 month. once the training is completed they are ready for their jobs and can continue up to 5 years. However, the extension all depends upon the breed and its lifespan. Because with the increment of the age their agility and the perceiving power decreases. The scent training is advised by the guideline to start from the puppy age as the quality of work gets better by the experience. thereby the training is best to wrap up at an early stage as many breeds are there having a short lifespan.

To conclude, all the search and rescue dogs are efficient in their work the only because of the long-churning training period. The training session is vigorous and does drain a lot of efforts but the results are fruitful. Once the puppy gets trained they are made to practice hard so that it sets on their memory too firmly. Rest is placed in place by experience, the more early they start to learn the more ti,e they get to practice and become more experienced. Among all the types of search and rescue dogs, the cadaver dogs require greater experience and eligibility to get involved in the team and work for it.

 

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