Training Resources

In this section of the website we will post training resources which we have found interesting/useful and relevant.


Thank you to those trainers/authors who make their material so widely available.


Robert Milner Resources


Many members will already have a copy of the Robert Milner book.Here is a link to his website which includes the book, photos and some vidoes of puppies being trained.




Here is a link to the USAR Awareness Field Operations Guide with Search and Vicitm Marking etc USAR Awareness FOG




The FEMA Canine Search Specialist Course material is online here


Other general training material


This article includes some good basic common sense training reminders; a good summary of USAR dog operations including some good scent theory background USARK9-nuttal-rescue-issue61-2011

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USAR Membership

The NZ USAR Search Dog Association is an Incorportated Society. The Association has a Management Committee chosen from its members with a President taking the lead role.An Association Coordinator runs the USAR SDA day to day and it is the first point of contact for enquiries.Please see the Committee and Contacts section.

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NZ USAR Search Dog Association


Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) Search Dogs are unique and incredibly valuable as a resource in the location of people trapped following the collapse of structures. The fast and effective location of trapped victims increases their chances of rescue and recovery. 

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