Item: Enhancement of realism in avalanche rescue dog training exercises
Title: Enhancement of realism in avalanche rescue dog training exercises
Proceedings: 1988 International Snow Science Workshop, Whistler, October 12-15
Authors: Jamie Maddox
Abstract: Attainment of realism in simulated avalanche burials for purposes of dog training is restricted by factors in two realms. These two realms are basically represented by the different but interfacing perspectives seen by dog and handler. Creating for both dog and handler a sensory picture which closely approximates an actual avalanche accident is a difficult undertaking. This close approximation is important in evaluating a team's ability to perform in a real rescue situation. The purpose of this discussion will therefore be to put forth some ideas and suggestions which we have experimented with or considered for the enhancement of realism in the training situation.
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Keywords: avalanche, burials, rescue dog, exercises, training
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