Episode 3 – Puppy Selection
In the third episode of this web series on FEMA search and rescue dogs, “Before the Barks” tackles puppy selection. Not all dogs, regardless of breed, are suited for the rigors of search and rescue training or the difficult and often dangerous work that follows. Learn what FEMA dog trainers look for in puppies as young as six weeks old.
The Before the Barks Web Series explores in detail what makes a successful FEMA search and rescue dog, what rigorous training the dogs undergo to become certified and why these courageous dogs do the work they do.