What does it take to become an avalanche search and rescue dog in Colorado?

Doug Lesch, President of Colorado Rapid Avalanche Deployment sat down with me to talk about what goes into building an avalanche dog and handler team with C-RAD.

“Training an avalanche dog is a year round process and typically takes an average of two years before a team is ready to be validated. Preparing for validation is a combination of long hours of training in multiple skill sets, varied terrain, conditions, and through every season but always within the dogs limits and with their safety as a priority. “

Check out all the stellar photos and video of these dogs in action in this latest post!