All size (GS – giant
schnauzer, SS – standard schnauzer, MS – miniature schnauzer) and coloured types of schnauzers are
great family friends, watch dogs and show dogs. They are also successfully used for sports, service
and rescue training. It is proved by a lot of owners who pass exams with their dogs according to
various examinational regulations.
I would like to target mainly rescue
training = rescue of human’s life
In rescue work one can specialize in work concerning searching people cluttered up with wreckage
(building wreckage), areal searching (people lost e.g. in the forest), avalanche searching, water
rescue and slotmarking (following smell track up to a lost person).
Determinant is first of all individual character of a dog, breed does not play such a big role.
It is optimal to start with training at the very young age. It is possible to familiarize a dog with
the surroundings of building wreckage, dark places, to start with tracking and to socialize him or
her already from four months on. It is important to create a positive relationship of a dog to a
searched person at the beginning. A figurant tries to draw dog’s attention in the form of game (for
a tidbit or a toy) and to encourage him or her to mark the discovery (by barking).
Gradually are added more demanding shelters (hidden people over or under the ground, in dark
spaces, in heights etc.). It is trained with dogs according to the national examinational
regulations valid for the Czech republic and according to the international examinational
regulations IPO-R. Exams may be also passed by dogs without pedigree, even cross breeds.
The top of our work is preparation of a doghandler
and his dog for attestation fulfilment of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and subsequent usage by
Examinational regulations for rescue dogs you can find here