Without bodies search and rescue dog training would not be possible. These dedicated souls come out onto the hill and lie in a bivvy bag waiting for the dog and handler to find them. The bodies are hidden and neither the dog or handler know the location they have gone to. On a nice weekend this can be a relaxing pastime, but sometimes the scottish weather is not so nice!!
Bodies are involved in all aspects of the dogs training, from puppy training, where the dogs is first learning how to find a body, to full search dog training where a body may hide on the mountain side for hours waiting for a dog to find.
Often prospective handlers body for a time to understand what is involved in SARDA Training
Body's eye view of German Shepherd Dog - Angus