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

Search And Rescue Dog Recognized as ‘Helping Hero’

The Petco Foundation honored another furry friend as a ‘Helping Hero’ as part of its annual campaign to recognize the hard work of therapy, service, …

Dogs

Crews sift through Sonoma County rubble with cadaver dogs

A group of 50 search and rescuers from Alameda, Marin, Monterey and Sonoma counties turned their efforts towards recovery at the Journey's End Mobile …

Sonoma County

Yes, you can smell fear — and it's contagious

Pheromones communicate emotion, but these are no ordinary smells.<p>Haunted houses, scary movies and spooky sights abound this time of year. Fear is in …

Emotions

How Scent and Airflow Works

How do those dogs find missing people?<p>Remember PigPen from Charlie Brown? He always appeared to have clouds of dust coming off of him wherever he …

Should Trainers Tell Dogs When Their Behavior Is Wrong?

Should trainers tell dogs when their behavior is wrong as well as rewarding them for correct behavior?

Pets

What A Nose! Trained Dogs Sniff Out Pioneer Era Graves

Some very special search dogs have been getting a workout in the Northwest. They’re trained to sniff out the remains of people buried as long as …

Archaeology

Rescue Dogs At Work After Mexico's Earthquakes

After being struck by three major earthquakes in the past month, rescue workers and volunteers across Mexico have been working around the clock, with the help of local and international teams of sniffer dogs and their handlers. These search and rescue dogs have spent weeks now clambering over …

Mexico City

Search and Rescue celebrates 50 years

Snohomish County Volunteer Search and Rescue conducts about 120 missions per year.

Search and Rescue

Cadaver dogs search decrepit lake house of three elderly Seattle brothers suspected in 10-year-old girl's disappearance after cops find sickening trove of child porn and kids' penny loafers

• <b>Investigation into alleged penny loafer perverts expanded to a Shelton, Washington lake house on Saturday</b>• <b><br>Elderly brothers Charles, Thomas, and Edwin</b> …

Missouri Task Force One has Rescued over 160 Residents in Texas Flood

HOUSTON -- An elite group of Missourians is performing activities that are now being shown all over cable TV and over the air news programs.<p>The …

Cadaver dogs undergo intensive training for crucial work.

Hank and Storm are Philadelphia Cadaver dogs helping to solve cases. Getting the job is no walk in the park. Their training is extensive and can last …

14 Beyond Fascinating Things We’ve Learned From Body Farms

When most crime fans hear the words "body farm", they immediately think of the very first body farm (crime fans are very smart and fact-oriented) - …

How cadaver dogs help investigators sniff out human remains

Cadaver dogs helped sniff out a key lead this week in the case of four missing young men in Pennsylvania.<p>The working dogs led authorities to the …

Pennsylvania Man Confesses To Killing 4 Missing Men Found In Common Grave

<b>Updated at 8:45 p.m. ET</b><p>A Pennsylvania man under suspicion for his connection to the disappearance of four young men who went missing in rural Pennsylvania last weekend has confessed to their murders.<p>Cosmo DiNardo, 20, agreed to plead guilty to four murder counts, according to his attorney Paul Lang …

Crime

Leadership

What is a leader?For my purposes as a dog trainer, it means the one who provides direction; the one who takes responsibility for making “it” happen; …

Parenting

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Forensic Dogs Locate Spot Where Amelia Earhart May Have Died

Nikumaroro Island, Kiribati<p>Bone-sniffing canines have been searching a remote Pacific island for any signs of the famous, ill-fated pilot. Here's what they found.<p>Four bone-sniffing dogs that were brought to this remote Pacific island to search for traces of Amelia Earhart have identified a spot …

Amelia Earhart

To Solve Gruesome Desert Mysteries, Scientists Become Body Collectors

Before she confrontsdeath straight on, Melissa Connor always puts on a pair of rubber boots. The shelf she takes the shoes from includes a bottle of hand sanitizer, a sign warning people to check their shoes for scorpions and a bundle of wooden stakes, each of which will eventually be marked with …

U.S. Border Patrol

Are Voice Commands or Hand Signals More Effective for Dogs?

New data answers the question of whether dogs are more responsive to verbal commands or to gestures and body language.

Dogs

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 …

Amelia Earhart

Here's How Human Bodies Decompose | True Crime Magazine

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 …

Due

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, …

Pets

Canine source tracking session at environmental conference

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 …