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Train your dog to be a Family Disaster Dog!

K9 International Cadaver is a proven Introduction Course to start a dog finding human remains.

This course is a proven International and European K9 training method that prepares and utilizes different stages of decomposing pig skin to produce a similar scent to train a dog to find and alert on decomposing human remains.

This method is not as popular in the USA yet very much used in other countries around the world where human remains are not allowed to be obtained.

The course also explains how to use other scents for a dog to find and how-to handle a search dog. You'll learn what it takes to become a search dog team.


February 23 2018

Review by Mark Elliot on Facebook's Family Disaster Dogs page

Amber Higgins is an expert on the subject of disaster preparedness, in conjunction with pets (dogs, mainly), used in helping families achieve some measure of safety in the event of (God forbid) an emergency or disaster - large or small.

She's adept in the field of Search and Rescue (SAR), specifically K9 Search and Rescue. Having trained and used her own dogs, to search for - and find - missing persons.

 Her books are a compendium of knowledge, comprised of decades of experience and research, written in such a way that even the novice, every day pet owner will find immediate success.

Search Dog "Team Bella"

Pictured below: Family Disaster Dogs "Karl" and "Dazy"

Mark and Bella

Here's a Review that tells you about me, the author and instructor of the courses.

My children's book My Puppy Can Find Me

Review Rating: 5 Stars -

Reviewed By Amy Raines for Readers’ Favorite

My Puppy Can Find Me is written by Amber Higgins and illustrated by Helen “Scotty” King.

In this educational picture book, a child can learn how to utilize the family dog’s innate intelligence in a crisis situation. Dogs are naturally loyal to their humans, which makes it easy to teach children to use their pet's obedience training to help them during emergency situations.

Each page of My Puppy Can Find Me reinforces the key points of a dog’s obedience in a fun way so that kids will easily remember that their furry friend can be a genuine hero.

It is very difficult to think that the unthinkable could happen but children do sometimes get separated from their families.

This picture book can help a child learn to keep calm, use their dog’s training, and wait for help to come.

I recommend My Puppy Can Find Me by Amber Higgins to anyone who has children and a family dog.

Every page easily explains how important it is for a child to remain calm during a crisis because their dog can help them. I love how Higgins provided 'fill in the blanks' for a family dog’s name... click to read more