Photo 15:24 19 Jan 2024

Solutions to win: France starts 3-week dog handlers course for Ukrainian rescuers

France started a three-week training course dog handlers of Ukraine's Emergency Service.

What is the problem?

Ukrainian dogs help in the search for victims under the rubble, participate in demining, patrol the streets, and serve at checkpoints.

During the full-scale war, search dogs found more than a hundred people at different locations.

Dogs find bodies, their fragments of bodies and skeletal remains.

Today's conditions and experience have taught dog handlers to work in a different format.

Dogs were trained to search for people in the natural environment.

Now they are being retrained so that they can search for victims under the rubble. These skills are important in wartime.

What is the solution?

A three-week training course for dog handlers of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine has begun in France..

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How does it work?

Six specialists from the Interregional Rapid Response Center are taking part in the exercise "Training of Search and Rescue Dogs to Find Victims in Rubble."

Photo: Facebook/SES

Rescuers have already received five Malinois search and rescue dogs trained to find people under the rubble from the French side.

They have also received a specialized vehicle for quick transportation to the site.

Photo: Facebook/SES

With the support of the Howard Buffett Foundation, the Kyiv police received 11 service dogs that were trained in the Netherlands.

Law enforcement officers will use the four-legged assistants to detect illegal movement and storage of explosives, weapons and ammunition, as well as to help with demining.

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