Shawn Cisney & K9 Yaz
Tracking & Trailing
Forest Field K9 Search & Rescue, Inc.
P.O. Box 350
Garrettsville, Ohio 44231
We are available for demos and presentations to administrative staff who handle search emergencies. We are a charitable, educational and literary 501(c)3.
We will respond to local, state and federal law enforcement’s
requests for assistance to search for missing & lost persons.
In the event of a missing person, please contain the location of the Point Last Seen (PLS). Use judgment of a lost person’s behavior based on their age, physical condition and knowledge of the area to determine and contain the outer limits of the search area. If possible, provide information such as a photo of the individual and description of clothing and other articles being carried or discarded. Topographical and aerial maps of the area are
extremely helpful if available.
Visit often to view updates on the progress of our first K9 team, Shawn Cisney and K9 Yaz, a one year old female German Shepherd Dog.
All humans, alive or dead, constantly emit microscopic particles bearing human scent. Millions of these are airborne and are carried by the wind for considerable distances. The air scenting SAR dog is trained to locate the scent of any human in a specific search area. The dog is not restricted to the missing person's track and can search long after the track is obliterated. Many air scenting search dogs are also trained in trailing/scent discrimination.
While specific training methods and operating procedures may vary from unit to unit, the basic concept of searching with air scenting dogs is quite uniform (based on the pioneering work of Bill Syrotuck).
Such uniformity enables SAR-responsible agencies to know what to expect when they request search dogs, and to know how to best deploy them in the field. It also enables teams from different units to work together on large-scale searches.
excerpts from: National Association of Search and Rescue's (NASAR)
The air scenting SAR dog is trained to locate the scent of any human in a specific search area.