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Cascadia Search Dogs contributes to the development of high quality detection and search dogs through training and education.

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Search Theory for K9 Teams Class Series


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We now have dates for our next Search Theory for K9 Teams class series.

This is a 3 part series of classes to be held July 9th, 16th & 23rd at 6pm – 7:30pm PST.  Class size will be limited.


Cascadia Search Dogs and the  Washington State SAR Planning Unit (WASSPU)  have partnered to present a free three-part web-hosted (Zoom) training series on Search Theory for K9 Teams. This class is not intended to teach K9 teams how to search, but to provide information that search planners might utilize in deciding how to deploy search dog teams.  Concepts discussed will include probability of area, probability of detection, sweep width and other considerations that come into play when search managers develop plans.

You can see more information on the class series here:  Search Theory for K9 Teams Flyer July 2020

The refined noses of K9s  are used to assist in searches in many different disciplines.  K9s are a valuable component of search and rescue in locating missing people.  In addition K9s are used in a variety of detection activities including search for human remains, wildlife conservation, cancer detection, search for electronic devices, and gourmet fungi such as truffles and more.

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We offer training classes, private consultations and educational opportunities supporting the training of K9s and handlers.

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