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Search & Rescue Class

Learn how to track individual scent on the ground as a team with your dog. Work alongside other compatible dogs as a pack to search and seek out missing objects and people.

Dogs must be friendly. Each class is 2 hours

Time & Location


8:30 AM – 10:30 AM, each class is 2 hours

Ernest E. Debs Regional Park

4235 Monterey Rd

Los Angeles, CA 90032, USA

About the Event


Hi Packleaders!


Want to do a fun and challenging dog sport with your dog?  Want to spend time in nature with your dog doing what your dog loves, smelling and tracking scents?


Your dog will learn how to track individual scent on the ground.  They will develop the ability to lock into the smell of clothing or objects along a trail until they find missing persons and objects.


We start with basic search concepts and small challenges and progress to bigger challenges.  


You will even get to work alongside other handlers and dogs as teams.  Your dog will learn how to work alongside other compatible dogs as a pack to search and seek out missing objects and people.  


Throughout this unique course, you will gain confidence as a handler and begin to unlock the truly amazing capabilities of your dog.  You will be amazed at how quickly your dog will progress and how much confidence and resilience your dog will gain from this course.  



Your preferred leash and one 15-20 foot long line.  If your dog is trained off leash, bring a leash but you can allow for your dog to be off leash during the exercises as long as your dog is under your control. 


What is required from you:  Have an open mind, be willing to put in the work and have fun.  Family members are welcome as long as their is one primary handler that is commited to coming to all the classes.  Children must be under your control. 



Rules Of Engagement:

  • No retractable leashes or harnesses allowed. Halti, Slip Lead, Pinch Collar and  The Sidekick (Transitional Leash) are recommended tools.  You can order that one at   For tiny dogs, I recommend the Mendota slip leash (3/8ths 6').  For strong pullers I recommend Herm Sprenger 2.25 or 3.0 Pinch Collar and 6' thin leather leash.  

  • Bring treats and a treat bag.

  • Show up at least 15 minutes early to get acclimated and find our location.

  • If you are late, it poses a disruption to the pack.  Do your best to be on time.

  • Be responsible and keep a healthy distance from other dogs and people.

  • One dog per handler. You may bring a partner and/or children over 12 under your control.

  • You and your dog must be in good health and able to walk on uneven terrain and do moderate walking.

  • **Please wear athletic shoes or hiking shoes as we will be walking on uneven ground.

  • Bring water for you and your dog in a backpack. No handbags. You need to be hands free!


  • Trainer reserves the right to remove anyone disruptive to the class with no refund. 

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