When watching videos of violent tornados (Moore, Joplin etc.), it’s obvious that the response time from emergency services after the tornado is critical for the survival of victims trapped in the debris.
The truth however, is that human SAR efforts are often not efficient enough, due to the fact the humans can only see the surface of the debris, hear someone calling for help (If they are conscious), or just getting lucky where they choose to dig.
Dogs however, can do all of that, plus they have some of the best smelling capabilities on the planet.
Now I’m wondering if this is something worth pursuing. I live in mid-west Oklahoma, and have a 9 month old Golden Retriever. She is really smart and I’m a storm chaser, so I was thinking that it would be possible that she could learn how to assist in finding people in debris.
Is this something that I should look into training her to do? Does anybody have advice on what to do and where to start?