Buzzards and Butterflies - Human Remains Detection Dogs

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Lulu.com, Apr 1, 2008 - Pets - 232 pages
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Search and Rescue dogs continue to excel with their abilities and talents as they locate missing persons. Buzzards and Butterflies is a primer for the canine handler working a Human Remains Detection Dog on land or water. Included are training and search strategies that are working for other HRD handlers. Find out what equipment is helpful from ground penetrating radar to forestry probes. Learn how to read dog behaviors through a Canine Ethogram. Explore a compilation of hints, missions, techniques, and recommendations with the "rest of the story" for cadaver dog handlers. Find out what the law has to say about SAR dog handlers and the lessons learned by handlers in high profile searches. From Crime Scene Preservation to evaluating Human Remains Detection dog teams, read about the industry standard for Search Dogs and their handlers. Buzzards and Butterflies shares the "inside" story about cadaver dog handlers and their extraordinary canines as they bring home the missing person.
 

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Contents

Burials and the Environment
5
Slave Burials
18
Body Positioning
20
Inhumation
26
Chillicothe Mound
34
THE DECOMPOSITION PROCESS
41
Research Facilities
48
NATURAL COMMUNICATION
54
HRD AND THE LAW
137
Possession of Contraband for K9 Training Purposes
143
Crime Scene Preservation
149
SEARCHES
155
Search for Drowning victim at
157
Some Days are Like That
170
Oceanesque K9 Water Searches
177
Flash Floods
191

The Dogs Mind and Heart
71
Collecting Scent
77
Proofing
90
Mountain Searches
107
EQUIPMENT SUPPLIES
119
Critical Incident Stress Management
134
APPENDIX
212
Human Remains Detection
221
GroundPenetrating Radar Techniques to Discover and Map Historic Graves
231
Local Heroes
248
BIBLIOGRAPHY
257
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