Colorado K-9s participate in a special day of search and rescue training

Colorado search and rescue teams rolled out their K-9s for a special day of training Saturday.

Teams from three counties – El Paso, Teller and Fremont – came together to participate in special training in El Paso.

“Yesterday our K-9s and a few other K-9s from Teller County Search and Rescue and Fremont Search and Rescue, Inc. had an extra special training day at the awesome mountain property of some of our handlers” , El Paso County Search and Rescue wrote in a Facebook post Sunday afternoon.

The dogs went through a number of different exercises, including air smelling, trailing and the skills required to detect human remains.

In addition to practicing these essential skills, the K-9s also got to experience ziplining and practice rappelling.

A dog is tethered to a zipline as part of K-9 training.
Facebook / El Paso County Search and Rescue
Dogs from El Paso, Teller and Fremont counties all participated in the training.
Dogs from El Paso, Teller and Fremont counties all participated in the training.
Facebook / El Paso County Search and Rescue

“It was an amazing time and resulted in many very happy and tired dogs,” El Paso County Search and Rescue wrote of the event in the Facebook post.

A dog practices rappelling down a cliff during the training exercise.
A dog practices rappelling down a cliff during the training exercise.
Facebook / El Paso County Search and Rescue

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