Water Search Overview: Searching with Dogs in an Aquatic Environment
This chapter details both historic and current applications of dogs in water search for SAR/cadaver/human forensics, with crossover into terrestrial and conservation detection work (e.g., invasive plants and mussels). Key elements of the aquatic environment are identified along with a description of how water search is conducted with a dog, target scents, scent transfer, and types of water search (shoreline, dock, and from a boat).
KeywordsSearch dog Detector dog Water search Water dog Search and rescue SAR Cadaver dog Aquatic environment
All kinds of water.
Lakes, rivers, oceans and pools.
I like the way it feels on my skin.
It feels good. It feels warm. It feels safe.
Dallas Ellison, age 10
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