JCSDA Training Information
Search and Rescue work is a team effort. Its success involves many people. Even after many years the studying, training and learning never stops. It takes a year or two of intense training before a dog becomes consistent and reliable enough to be trusted with a mission. The handler has a lot to learn, too. Search and Rescue is serious business and a person's life may depend on the ability and readiness of you and your team. Skills of the handler and knowing how to read your dog's actions are essential.
Recruit and advance training courses and on-site training are available through the Jefferson County Search Dog Association.
Classes offered by JCSDA.
Calendar of Events - Contact Training email listed below.
Directions to Parks for Training.
To request training information, send an email to
Frequently Asked Questions - Recommended reading. Questions and answers about SAR dogs and handlers.
Common Terminology - An alphabetical list of common terms used in SAR work.