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Requirements for Dog-Handlers and Rescue Dogs

20 Oct 2018

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The Dog-Handler should:

  • Treat all persons involved in a search and rescue operation with respect & mindfulness.

  • Be member of a rescue organization which is recognized by ICAR.

  • Responsible for being suitably, qualified, fit and capable to undertake the tasks required for the specific search operation.

  • Have gone through the mountain rescue training of their organization.

  • Be available for his/her rescue organization in search operations, rehearsals and training.

  • Respect their own home nations laws, rules and regulations.

  • Ensure good health and welfare of their search dogs.

  • Be responsible for the safety and welfare of themselves and others; including appropriate emotional support and encouragement.

The Rescue Dog should:

  • Be suitably qualified, fit and capable to undertake the tasks required for the specific search operations.

  • Have good social behavior and not being aggressive against other dogs, human beings or live stock.

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