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Suggested Reading

Listed below are a few of the suggested readings if you are interested in becoming involved in SAR or becoming a dog handler. This list is a small portion of what is now available for those with an interest.

Lists are in alphabetical order by author.


Articles
Carr, C. 2009. Terra Incognita. Neurology Now, Nov/Dec 2009, 4pgs. READ ARTICLE (pdf)
Gordon, L.E. 2008. Canine Decontamination. 20 pgs. READ ARTICLE (pdf)
Kelly Falconer, K. (ND). Missing at Risk - Understanding and Managing the Search for the Missing Alzheimer's Subject. 18 pgs.READ ARTCILE (pdf)
Lohr, D. Missing, Wandering Alzheimer's Patients A Growing Concern. Huffington Post, July 26, 2013, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/26/wandering-alzheimers-_n_3653267.html?1374842908.
Melvin, C. 2011. Introduction to Scent Theory - “Pheromone” Communications. NASDN Gazette, Spring 2001, North American Search Dog Network, pgs 1-4.. READ ARTICLE (pdf)
Melvin, C.E. 2013. K9 102 for Search Management. Park Ranger, Issue 2. Pgs 72-74. 
Melvin, C.E. 2011. K-9 101 for search management. Technical Rescue.60. 62-65 pgs. READ ARTICLE (pdf)
Paws of Life - A non-profit organization established in 2003, Paws of Life educates, coaches and provides working dogs to K9 handlers all across the nation. In the past two years we have reached over 50 handlers in 12 different states ranging from Alaska to New Jersey. You can access their library by clicking here.

Literature
Agosta, W.C. 1992. Chemical communications, the language of pheromones. W.H. Freeman & Co., NY. 180 pgs.
Aloff, B. 2005. Canine Body Language, a Photographic Guide. Dog Wise, Wenatchee, WA. 370 pgs.
American Rescue Dog Association. 1991. Search and Rescue Dogs Training Methods. Howell Book House, NY 208pgs. 
Bauer, N.K. 2006. Dog heroes of September 11th: a tribute to America's search and rescue dogs. Kennel Club Books, Allenhurst, NJ.
Braestrup, K. 2007. Here if you need me: A true story. Back Bay Books, New York, NY. 211 pgs.
Bryson, S. 1976. Search and Rescue Dog Training. The Boxwood Press, Pacific Grove, CA. 213 pgs. 
Bryson, S. 1984. Search Dog Training. The Boxwood Press, Pacific Grove, CA. 368 pgs.
Bulanda, S. 1994. Ready! The Training of Search and Rescue Dogs. Doral Publishing Inc., Wilsonville, OR.
Bulanda, S. 1999. Ready to Serve, Ready to Save. Doral Publishing , Inc., Wilsonville, OR. 237 pgs.
Burnett, P. 2003. Avalanche! Hasty Search. The Care and Training of Avalanche Search & Rescue Dogs. Doral Publishing, Phoenix, AZ. 229 pgs.
Button, L. 1990. Practical Scent Dog Training. Alpine publications, Inc., Loveland, CO. 145 pgs.
Charleson, S. 2010. Scent of the Missing. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Co., NY. 289 pgs.
Clothier, S. 2002. Bones would rain from the sky; Deepening our relationship with dogs. Time Warner Book group, NY.305 pgs.
Crippen, T., et al. 2008. Pick of the Pack: Selecting your Canine SAR Partner. National Search Dog Alliance, Houston, TX. 110 pgs.
Fuller, G.,E. Johnson & R. Koester. 2000. Man trackers and dog handlers in search & rescue. dbS Publications, Charlottesville, VA 98 Pgs.
Gerritson, R. & R. Haak. K-9 Fraud! Fraudulent Handling of Police Search Dogs. Detselig Enterprises, LTD., Calgary, Alberta. 216 pgs.
Ensminger, J.J. 2012. Police & Military Dogs, Criminal Detection, Forensic Evidence, and Judicial Admissibility. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. 333 pgs.
Gerritsen, R. & R. Haak. 1999. K9 Search and Rescue. Detselig Enterprises LTD., Calgary, Alberta. 176 pgs.
Gerritson, R, R. Haak, & S. Prins. 2010. K-9 Behavior Basics. Detselig Enterprises, Ltd. Calgary, Alberta. 258 pgs.
Gerritsen, R & R. Haak. 2015.  K-9 Scent Training: A Manual for Training Your Identification, Tracking and Detection Dog.  Brush Education, Inc., Canada.  194 pgs.
Ghiglieri, M.P. & T. H. Myers. 2001. Over the Edge: Death in the Grand Canyon. Puma Press, Flagstaff, AZ. 408 pgs.
Giesbrecht, G. G. & J. A. Wilkerson. 2006. Hypothermia, Frostbite and other Cold Injuries. The Mountaineers Books, Seattle, WA. 141 pgs.
Gilmartin, K.M. 2002. Emotional Survival for Law Enforcement. E-S Press,Tucson, AZ. 142 pgs.
Gonzales, L. 2003. Deep Survival. W.W. Norton & Co., NY. 318 pgs.
Gordon, L.E. 2008. Canine Decontamination. 20 pgs.
Hammond, S.M. 2006. Training the Disaster Search Dog. Dogwise Publishing, Wenatchee, WA. 186 pgs.
Helton, W.S. (ed.) 2009. Canine Ergonomics; The Science of Working Dogs. CRC Press, Baca Raton, FL. 348 pgs.
Hunter, R. 2003. Fun Nose Work for Dogs. Howln Moon Press. Eliot, Maine. 116pgs.
Jezierski, T, J. Ensminger and L.E. Papet, (Ed.) 2016. Canine Olfaction Science and Law.  CRC Press, Baca Raton, FL. 482 pgs.
Judah, C. 2011. Search and Recue Dogs: Water Search: Finding Drowned Persons. Costal Books, USA. 179 pgs.
Judah, J. C. 2007. Building a Basic Foundation for Search & Rescue Dog Training. Coastal, Books, Supply, NC. 175 pgs.
Judah, J. C. 2008. Buzzards and Butterflies, Human Remains Detection Dogs. Costal Books, 260 pgs.
Judah, C.  2014.Training a Search & Rescue Dog for Wilderness Air Scent Detection.  Coastal Books, San Bernardino, CA.  185 pgs.
Kaldenbach, J. 1998. K9 Scent Detection. Detselig Enterprises, Ltd., Calgary, Alberta. 166 pgs.
Kearney, J. 1978. Tracking: A Blueprint for Learning How. Pathways Press, El Cajon, CA. 152 pgs.
Killam, E.W. 1990. The Detection of Human Remains. Charles C. Thomas, Springfield, Il. 268 pgs
Koehler, W.R. 1988. The Koehler Method of Training Tracking Dogs. Howell Book House, NY 143 pgs. 
Koester, R.J. 2008. Lost person behavior: A search and rescue guide on where to look - for land, air and water. dbS Publications, Charlottesville, VI.232 pgs. 369 pgs.
Lencioni, P. 2002. The Five Dysfunctions of a Team. Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, CA. 230 pgs.
MacInnes, H. 2005. International Mountain Rescue Handbook. Francis Lincoln, LTD., London . 361 pgs.
McCarthy, M & P. Ahern. 2011. In Search of the Missing. Mercier Press, Cork, UK. 283 pgs.
Metzger, A. 2012.Rock-Solid Police Reports That Win in Court.Looseleaf Law Publications, Flushing, NY. 78 pgs.
Moore, C. 2011. The Last Place You'd Look. Roman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., Lanham, MD. 231 pgs.
Parvensky Barwell, C.A, 2013. Emergency Medical Technician Transition Manual. Jones & Bartlett Learning, Burlington, MA. 408 pgs.
Pearsall, H.D. & H. Verbruggen. 1982. Scent, training to track, search & rescue. Alpine Publications, Inc., Loveland , CO . 225 pgs.
Presnall, E. 2004. Mastering variable surface tracking; a component training approach. Dogwise Publishing. Wenatchee, WA. 216 pgs.
Rebman, A., E. David, & M.H. Sorg. 2000. Cadaver Dog Handbook. CRC Press LLC., Boca Raton, FL 209 pgs. 
Ripley, A. 2008 The Unthinkable. Who Survives When Disaster Strikes and Why. Crown Publishers, NY. 266 pgs
Rogak, L. 2011. The Dogs of War. Thomas Dunn Books, NY. 258 pgs.
Rugaas, T. 2006. On Talking Terms With Dogs: Calming Signals. Dogwise Publishing, Wenatchee, WA. 76 pgs.
Schettler, J. 2009. Red Dog Rising. Alpine Publications, Loveland, CO. 243 pgs.
Schettler, J. H. 2011. K-9 Trailing, the Straightest Path. Alpine Publications, Crawford, CO. 193 pgs.
Schoon, A. & R. Haak. 2002. K9 Suspect Discrimination: Training and Practicing Scent Identification Line-ups. Detrelig Enterprises, Calgary, Alberta 167 pgs.
Schultz, D. 2013. Dead Run. St. Martin's Press, NY. 301 pgs.
Scott-Donelan, D. 1998. Tactical Tracking Operations; The Essential Guide for Military & Police Trackers. Paladin Press, Boulder, CO. 170 pgs.
Senechal, S. 2009. Dogs Can Sign, Too. Celestial Arts, Berkley, CA. 216 pgs.
Smith, B., J. Barrett, A.B. Weiman, & T. Days. 2015. K9s In the Courtroom. Wolff Media Resources, Eggleston, VA. 219 pgs.
Speiden, R. 2009. Foundations for awareness, signcutting & tracking. National Awareness Tracking School, LLC., Christiansburg, VA. 254 pgs.
Stejskal, S.M. 2013. Death, Decomposition, and Detector Dogs. From science to Scent.CRC Press, Boca Raton. 213 pgs.
Stolovitch, H.D. & E. J. Keeps. 2011. Telling Ain't Training. Versa Press, Inc. East Peoria, Il. 293 Pgs.
Taylor, A. & D.C. Cooper. 1990. Fundamentals of Mantracking. ERI International, Olympia, WA. 133 pgs.
Thomas, E.M. 1993. The Hidden Life of Dogs. Pocket Books, NY.146 pgs.
Tweedie, J. 1998. On the Trail. Alpine Publications, Loveland, CO 215 pgs.
Wallentine, K. 2008. K9 Officers Legal Handbook. Lexis Nexis Mathew Bender & CO, Inc., Charlottesville, VA. 217 pgs. 
Whitmore, H. & C Hebard. 1995. So that others may live. Bantam Books, NY. 324 pgs.
Wilson, D.A. & R.J. Stevenson. 2006. Learning to smell, olfactory perception from neurobiology to behavior. John Hopkins University Press, Baltimore. 309 pgs.
Wyatt, T.D. Pheromones and animal behavior, communication by smell and taste. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. 391 pgs.

References available at Dolores Public Library *

Aloff, B. 2005. Canine Body Language, a Photographic Guide. Dog Wise, Wenatchee, WA. 370 pgs
Brylske, A. 1995.Beating the bends. Best Publishing Co.,Boynton Beach, FL. 121 pgs,
Cooper, D., P. LaValla, & R. Stoffel. 1996. SAR Fundamentals. National Rescue Consultants, Cuyahoga Falls, OH. 
Dashfield, K. 1997. First Aid for Search and Rescue Canines and Other Working Dogs. Incident Control Systems, Stroudsburg, PA.
Federal Emergency Management Agency. Funding Alternatives for Fire and Emergency Services. United States Fire Administration, Bethesda, MD. 
Gerritsen, R. & R. Haak. 1999. K9 Search and Rescue. Detselig Enterprises LTD., Calgary, Alberta. 176 pgs.
Gerritsen, R & R. Haak. 2015.  K-9 Scent Training: A Manual for Training Your Identification, Tracking and Detection Dog.  Brush Education, Inc., Canada.  194 pgs.
Hardin, J. 2005. Tracker, case files & adventures of a professional mantracker. Jhardin, Inc., Publishing, Everson, WA. 432 pgs. 
Harris, G. L. 1994. Ironsuit. Best Publishing Co.,Boynton Beach, FL. 119 pgs.
Heine, J. N. 1996. Cold water diving. Best Publishing Co.,Boynton Beach, FL. 127 pgs.
Judah, C. 2011. Search and Recue Dogs: Water Search: Finding Drowned Persons. Costal Books, USA. 179 pgs.
Judah, J. C. 2007. Building a Basic Foundation for Search & Rescue Dog Training. Coastal, Books, Supply, NC. 175 pgs.
Judah, C.  2014.Training a Search & Rescue Dog for Wilderness Air Scent Detection.  Coastal Books, San Bernardino, CA.  185 pgs.
LaValla, P., D. Cooper & T. Jones. 1996. 1997. Managing SAR Operations. Emergency Response Institute, Olympia, WA. 
Malone, D.M. 1983. Small Unit Leadership. Presidio Press, Novato, CA.
Marx, R. F. 1998. Deep, deeper, deepest. Best Publishing Co.,Boynton Beach, FL. 326 pgs.
National Association for Search and Rescue. 1998. Managing the Lost Person Incident. NASAR, Chantilly, VA. 
National Association for Search and Rescue. 1998. Standards for SAR Tech III, II, I and Crew Leader III. NASAR, Chantilly, VA.
National Association for Search and Rescue. 1999. Advanced Search and Rescue. NASAR, Chantilly, VA.
National Association for Search and Rescue. 1999. Canine SAR TECH Certification Standards. NASAR, Chantilly, VA.
National Association for Search and Rescue. 1999. Introduction to Search and Rescue. NASAR, Chantilly, VA.
National Association for Search and Rescue. 1999. SAR Dog Unit Guidelines. NASAR, Chantilly, VA.
Patterson, K., J. Grenny, R. McMillan & A. Switzler. 2002. Crucial Conversations; Tools for talking when the stakes are high. McGraw-Hill. NY. 235 pgs.
Schettler, J. H. 2011. K-9 Trailing, the Straightest Path. Alpine Publications, Crawford, CO. 193 pgs.
Setnicka, T. J. 1980. Wilderness Search and Rescue. Appalachian Mountain Club, Boston, MA. 
Silver Lake Editors . 2003. Protect yourself using insurance, security techniques, & common sense to keep yourself, your family, and your things safe. Silver Lake Publishing , Las Angeles, CA. 328 pgs.
Smith, B. & A. Padgett. 1996. On Rope. National Speleological Society, Huntsville, AL.
Syrotuck, W. G. 1972. Scent and the Scenting Dog. Arner Publications, Canastota, NY.
Syrotuck, W. G. 1974. Some Grid Search Techniques for Locating Lost Individuals in Wilderness Areas. Arner Publications, Canastota, NY.
Vines, T. & S. Hudson. 1999. High Angle Rescue Techniques. Mosby, Inc., St. Louis, MO.
Wienke, B. R. 1993. Diving above sea level. Best Publishing Co.,Boynton Beach, FL. 66 pgs.
Yapor, W. Y. 2002. On-site management of scuba diving and boating emergencies. Best Publishing Co.,Boynton Beach, FL. 262 pgs.
Diaz, D &V.I. McCann.  2013. Tracking Humans.  Globe Pequot Press, Gilford, CT.  245 pgs.

Other Materials
Introduction Maps, Compass, and Navigation Aids: Module 1 - Map Reading: Presented by Lt. Brian Erickson, Alameda County Sheriff's Office

Applications
Lost Person Behavior app
    Available on Apple iTunes and Google play
Colorado Avalanche Information Center mobile phone app
    The app is available on both Android and IOS platforms.