Resources & Books

If you’re interested in finding out even more about Search and Rescue, or looking for gear resources, this is the place to be.

SAR Resources:


Training a SAR DogSearch and Rescue Dogs: Training the K9 Hero by the American Dog Association

Review from Amazon:
“I was new to SAR when I picked up this book. It is very well written and easy for the beginner to read, and has wonderful ideas for the more advanced dogs too. It covers all, from tracking and cadaver to avalanche work! A must have for a new trainer!”



trailing-bookTracking Dog: Theory and Methods by Glen R. Johnson

Review from Amazon:
“Written by Glen R. Johnson, this book is for the tracking enthusiast only! If you are looking for an interesting dog book, look somewhere else. But if you are looking for serious tracking info, this is your book. Few pictures (all black and white), excellent info! This book is for the person serious about tracking.”



Speiden's Tracking textbookFoundations for Awareness, Signcutting and Tracking by Robert Speiden

Are you interested in tracking skills?  If you have spent any time outside, you have come across tracks or sign left by animals and people.  If you have ever wondered how to interpret, and even follow, human tracks or sign, this book is for you.  This book imparts knowledge necessary to answer the questions “What happened here?” and “Who made that track?”  This is an essential book for encouraging and developing your awareness of the outdoors.  It is a great aid for property owners, hunters, naturalists, search and rescue (SAR) teams, SAR managers, military instructors and law enforcement agencies.