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Search for dogs to sniff out a survivor
12:30pm Saturday 23rd February 2013 in News
A team of rescuers is on the lookout for new doggie detectives.
Volunteer search team ALSAR Search Dogs Sussex, which helps Sussex Police find missing people, is seeking new dogs and handlers.
The team is starting training courses in March for dogs and their owners to learn some of the skills needed to succeed on the job.
Steve Ball, the chairman of ALSAR Search Dogs Sussex, said: “One of the first questions that potential dog handlers want to know the answer to is whether their dog is suitable for search and rescue work.
“Teaming up with Sussex County Dog Training has enabled us to provide a course which allows interested members of the public to bring their dogs along to find out.”
Last year three dogs and their handlers were picked to join the team.
The courses start on April 2 and June 4 and run every Tuesday in Chichester for six weeks, costing £65. New search technicians who support the dog handlers are also needed.
To book onto the course contact Nina at Sussex County Dog Training on 01243 697202 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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