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By Suzanne Elshult | What"s trending and news in K9 Search and Rescue

Bone-Sniffing Dogs to Hunt for Amelia Earhart's Remains

In what may be the best chance yet to learn the famous aviator's fate, forensic dogs are headed to a Pacific island to search for her bones.<p>Nearly 80 years ago, on July 2, 1937, Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan took off from Lae, New Guinea, in a Lockheed Electra 10E on one of the last legs …

Aviation

Here's How Human Bodies Decompose

Death is a fact of life that everyone will go through one day and the following are the 10 most fascinating stages one’s body experiences immediately …

Wellness

DNA and the Smell of Death

What a smell looks like

A lab at University of Colorado Boulder studies the fluid mechanics of fragrances, as part of a nationwide project to build a robot that can smell. …

25 Facts About Search And Rescue Dogs You’ll Want To Know

Search and rescue dogs are awesome because when disaster strikes, they don’t hesitate to risk their lives for the sake of others. Special training …

The Threat of Stillness

I recently observed a temperament test being conducted to determine whether a dog was aggressive toward other dogs. The dog in question was a large, …

Body Language

Canine source tracking session at environmental conference

Family Fun Fishing Derby on May 27-28<p>USCIS reaches CW-1 cap for fiscal year 2018<p>Betelnut chewing and Micronesian culture<p>New book of short stories …

Martial Law

Scent Training Finnish Style

<b>Scent Training and subsequent scent identification line-up method used by investigative departments is accepted as evidence by the courts in Finland.</b> …

West side of Sol Duc River combed for signs of missing Bellevue man

OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK — The active search for a missing Bellevue man switched to Clallam County Search and Rescue on Saturday as the trail led out of …

Training Fundamentals: Motivation

In the first article in this series I introduced three fundamental elements of dog training: <i>communication; engagement; and motivation</i>. We’ve already …

Dog team searches Sol Duc area for missing hiker

OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK — A dog team was scheduled to search the west side of the Sol Duc River on Thursday evening, a week after a 22-year-old Port …

Search underway in Olympic National Park for missing Port Townsend man

OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK — Rangers are searching for a 22-year-old Port Townsend man after his bike and camping gear were found on the side of Sol Duc …

Forensic 'Body Farm' Opens In Florida - Becomes Seventh In US

Members of the Florida Emergency Mortuary Operations Response System help University of South Florida forensic anthropologist Dr. Erin Kimmerle, right, load remains exhumed from a grave at the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys on September 2, 2013 in Marianna, FL. (AP Photo/The Tampa Bay Times, …

Crime

Cesar Millan's Animal Cruelty Investigation Is a Wake Up Call for Dog Trainers

It's no secret that Cesar Millan is under investigation for animal cruelty relating to a recent episode of his show, <i>Cesar 911</i> which featured a French bulldog-terrier mix named Simon who has a history of attacking pot-bellied pigs. Needless to say, the training session went wrong, ending with the …

Cesar Millan

box efect

THE LESSONS LEARNED AND WHAT WE CAN DO TO HELP CORRECT THE PROBLEM<p>1. <i>Don't believe everything your dog tells you.</i> They are not lying, but they might …

The Top 5 Mistakes Dog Owners Make when Playing Tug With Their Dogs

The tug was made of leather, roughly stitched, with two bright red handles fashioned from a strip of utility webbing.<p>Being the MacGyver style, former …

Experts: Cadaver dogs 95 percent accurate, can smell remains 15 feet underground

MEXICO, N.Y. -- A well-trained cadaver dog almost never gets it wrong, according to experts.<p>If the dog has the proper training in picking up the full …

Understanding How Dogs Perceive the World: One Dog Owner's Journey

At K9 Magazine we're kind of obsessed about what dogs know that we don't yet know they know, if you know what I mean. It seems like there isn't a …

German Shepherd

Large-Scale Cancer Study of Golden Retrievers Holds Hope For All Dogs

On the trail of canine cancerIn <i>Dog Diseases Treated by Homeopathy</i> (first published in 1863, before chemotherapy, radiation, biopsies and blood …

Cancer

UT Says 'Body Farm' Study Debunks Widely-Used Forensic Practice - The Knoxville Mercury

Researchers at the University of Tennessee Knoxville say a first-of-its-kind study debunks a common standard used in forensic science–a finding that …

Dogs, owners bond during search and rescue training

Rescue dogs<p>Posted!<p>A link has been posted to your Facebook feed.<p>Buy Photo<p>Buy Photo<p>Buy Photo<p>Buy Photo<p>Buy Photo<p>Buy Photo<p>Buy Photo<p>Buy Photo<p>Like this …

From Fire Hydrants To Rescue Work, Dogs Perceive The World Through Smell

Specially trained dogs have been known to sniff out explosives, drugs, missing persons and certain cancer cells, but author Alexandra Horowitz tells <i>Fresh Air</i>'s Terry Gross that extraordinary olfactory abilities aren't just the domain of working dogs.<p>Horowitz says that all dogs have the ability to …

Yoga

Search Dog Finds Man Missing Overnight In Tamalpais Valley

MARIN COUNTY, CA – A search-and-rescue team dog this morning found a man missing in the Tamalpais Valley area of unincorporated Marin County, according to the Marin County Sheriff's Office.<p>The man reported missing Monday night, 74-year-old Jay Nelson, was described as 6 feet tall and wearing a dark …

Found: Search K9 locates woman, 65, missing near Vernonia

A search K9 located a missing 65-year-old woman in a ravine near Vernonia sometime before 6:30 a.m. According to Mountain Wave, the woman was …

Using Scent Detection Dogs in Conservation Settings: A Review of Scientific Literature Regarding Their Selection

Introduction<p>The use of dogs in conservation detection first emerged in the 1890s, when dogs were successfully used to locate the New Zealand kiwi</i> …

Bound to Please / The enthralling world of ‘cadaver dogs’

What the Dog Knows: Scent, Science, and the Amazing Ways Dogs Perceive the World<p>By Cat Warren<p>Touchstone, 402pp<p>I would never say I can imagine the …

Training Emotion in Nosework for Peak Performance | Scentsabilities Nosework

Yes! You can train emotion in Nosework!<p>Typically, when we think of training, we think of Skills Training. Skills training has its purpose however …

Inside the secret Australian body farm helping real-life CSIs

Behind a high-security fence at a secret bushland location outside of Sydney lies one of the only body farms in the world, where scientists are …