A search dog is a special type of police dog that is trained specifically to look for people or their remains. Search teams with the help of dogs find corpses of people in the destruction of buildings during earthquakes, committed crimes and other circumstances.
Specially trained animals can find buried, hidden or dismembered bodies. This work is terrible, but it is necessary for the police. Often only dogs with their sensitive sense of smell can find something that others can not do.
When disintegrating, human remains begin to produce a variety of different smells. For us, these smells may seem unpleasant, but for search dogs they are a sign of a goal that should be found. They are able to smell corpses under layers of concrete, underground and even under water.
Sometimes it happens that the body of the deceased person is divided into several parts, and they are all buried in different places far enough from each other. It is dogs that can find them all.
A dog can specify not only the place where the body fragment is located, but also the place where it was located and from where it was moved. This is very informative in the investigation of crimes, especially when the attackers tried to hide his tracks by destroying evidence.
The dog is trained in such a way that it treats the fragments as carefully as possible. Unlike other dogs, she does not use claws or teeth when she finds human remains, but sits down and waits for policemen or rescuers to come to this place.
Like other police dogs, the search dogs work under the guidance of a cynologist, a policeman or a rescuer. Work can be carried out in different ways. Sometimes a dog works with a dog therapist all day. Sometimes the cynologist is engaged only in her training, and the dog goes to search with other people.
Most often there is a first option. The dog lives and walks with its owner everywhere, along with him, she also does research work. In many countries, the activity of a search dog is similar in the work of a policeman. The obstruction of her work can have the same consequences as resistance to a police officer.