Training of search and rescue dogs

Enjoying the work and having a strong set of nerves are required to become a lifesaver.

Why our dogs are among the best in the world

Our training grounds

Upcoming courses and tests

Courses & Training

Rubble Course (AT)

13.06.  -  16.06.2024



Courses & Training

Open IRO NRO Training (AT)

14.06.  -  16.06.2024



Testing Events

IRO Testing Event (AT)

16.08.  -  18.08.2024

Vienna, Wiener Neustadt


Deployment of search and rescue dogs

Search and rescue dog work is a challenging and responsible task for both humans and dogs.

Search and rescue specialties


The dog follows the scent on the ground left by the missing person’s footprints.

Area Search

The canine follows up the airborne human scent to the lost person, through rough terrains or forests.

Rubble Search

Collapsed buildings are searched by the dog in­dependently for buried victims, for ex­am­ple after earth­quakes or gas ex­plo­sions.

Avalanche Search

The search and rescue dog scans the ava­lanche field for human scent traces under the masses of snow.

Water Rescue

Acting as a helper to its handler, the swim­ming pup pulls people in distress ashore.


The dog smells a scent article (e.g. t-shirt) of the missing person and then precisely follows the individual trail.

Recent missions

Deployment after historic flood

Search dogs have been looking for survivors under mud and rubble in southern Brazil since the end of April.


Search dogs on the ground in Türkiye

Teams from all over the world supported the search efforts after the devastating earthquake in the Syrian-Turkish border region.


Asgard finds missing person in forest

A successful first mission for the four-year-old search dog from the BRH Rettungshundestaffel Prignitz e.V.