Collection: Cadaver/HRD

What is Cadaver Training?
Cadaver dog training involves teaching dogs to detect the scent of human remains. They do this by locating the scent particles in the air and following them to the source. Cadaver dogs can work both on and off lead and will work in versatile environments including urban, rural, buildings, farmyards, farmland, forestry and will generally wear either a harness or a high visibility jacket.

Cadaver training starts on land, first on the surface then, buried. Later you may even work up to working your dog on boat to look for scent sources in the water!
One huge benefit of Cadaver training is that you don’t need a second person to train. Once you have a scent source, you can train with just you and your dog!
Your dog does not need any level of obedience to take part.

What Equipment will I Need?
Cadaver dog training is a little more flexible in what equipment is needed. Specific equipment is recommended to help build the dogs association between the gear and job its being asked to do.
  • Your dog can work on a lead, a long line or off lead. To start, we recommend a long lead or a long line. However, the line should be slack and not with tension like Mantrailing.
  • Jacket or Harness: Either
  • Reward: Food and toys, bring both

Can my dog do this along with Air Scent and/or Mantrailing?
Mantrailing and Cadaver Training work very well together. We call this cross training. This is true for whether you are training for Sport or Operational Reasons.
Air Scent (for live person) and Cadaver training will work well too for Sport but if you are thinking of getting into Operational SAR Dog work with your dog, please contact us directly to discuss: info@houndsandhelis.ie
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  • Introduction to Cadaver/HRD Course
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