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Came across a posse of search and rescue dogs on a dusk hike tonight…
They seem to love their work. One was a tracker (like in the movies, where you have a piece of clothing, and they go by smell). This one and the golden retrievers behind me are “area dogs”. They are sent out to find people where there is no prior scent. They can pick up generic human scents and sounds, and generally canvas an area. With their bells on, and glow stick on the back (no whisky!), I had assumed that they find a trapped person and bark to call for help.
But they are trained to run back from anyone they find. So if you are trapped, and a rescue dog finds you, fear not if they promptly abandon you. They are going back to get help, and everyone counts on their ability to track back to you again.
One of the trainers there was recently on a 10-hour search in the Sierras. She said that the helicopter drop was more of a push since it can’t land on fresh powder… and they did not tell her that before takeoff. =)
In this article, we are referring to a pets rescue dog. What’s your fancy, mixed breed or purebred? Are mixed breeds more intelligent
than purebreds when it comes to pets rescue? Some say yes. Most of the time, however, it is a gamble, don’t you agree? Think about it.
Personality, temperament, physical characteristics, the environment the dog came from, how it interfaced with people, physical characteristics, activities and so on. Just like humans.
The mind set behind a pets rescue purebred is that purebreds are more predictable because your expectations are higher. So, if you are seeking predictability, search out a dog older than two years of age and you will probably get the predictability you’re looking for.
A pets rescue dog just may be the answer for you. Many of these dogs are in shelters because their previous owners did not do their
homework about that particular dog or breed. They may be there due to the downturn in the economy and the cost of keeping a pet. Feeding, grooming and Vet bills add up very quickly. Adult pets rescue dogs over two are often a good choice because their needs are not so time intensive as puppies.
A good pets rescue
evaluation can really do a good job of matching dog to new owner. The pets rescue shelter should be able to help you achieve this.
When you decide to get your pets rescue dog, do not take the first cute faced dog that runs to the front of the cage with its sad eyes.
This is very hard. You can’t save them all as much as we would like to.
The one you do save that fits into your family is the one that has the best chance of living a happy full life and returning you much pleasure as well.
If the pet rescue dog fits in all areas of the evaluation and is not ‘cute’, don’t pass it up. It may not mesh with someone else’s lifestyle and may never be a
pets rescue dog and will have to be euphonized.
Do a self examination as to why you want a pets rescue dog and your plans to give it a happy healthy family life. Do your research. Internet and books you can obtain at your local library or at a pet store.
Ric Dalberri is a graduate of Columbia State University & has been involved in his own business (sold) employing over 100 people. As
well as being a top producer as a Financial Specialist for over a decade with one of the largest financial institutions in the U.S., Ric has many years experience in sales and management. Ric was also a mentor in
the financial arena as well as a volunteer teacher for Junior Achievement.