TUCSON – The death of a police dog during a hiker search is reminding crews the dangers of rescue operations. A Kingman Police Department K9 died over the weekend. Pima County Sheriff Chris Nanos said no department dogs are used in hiker rescues … Link.

Search-and-rescue … to break up, the dogs form a circle around the edges of an odor plume, where they find the olfactory information needed to stay on track. To test canine olfactory tracking skills, Jacobs teamed up with rescue dog handler Shay Cook … Link.