Jennifer: I have a long-haired rottweiler. He loves to play "find it" and will find anything. I would like to work with him at rescue sites. What is the quickest, easiest way to get my dog certified? He is very well socialized, and he works very well with my command.
Your question must have come up after reading a story I wrote recently about search-and-rescue dogs. To answer it, I turned to Galt's Julia Priest who breeds puppies and helps train them for duties including searching for missing persons or bodies.