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

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

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

A Husky participates in a special day of search and rescue training in El Paso County, Colorado.
(Facebook/El Paso County Search and Rescue)

“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.

Search and rescue teams took K-9s out for a special training day in El Paso County, Colorado.

Search and rescue teams took K-9s out for a special training day in El Paso County, Colorado.
(Facebook/El Paso County Search and Rescue)

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

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A K-9 practices search and rescue skills during a special training day in El Paso County, Colorado.

A K-9 practices search and rescue skills during a special training day in El Paso County, Colorado.
(Facebook/El Paso County Search and Rescue)

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

A K-9 participates in a special day of search and rescue training.  The K-9s practiced air scent, tracking, and the skills to detect human remains.

A K-9 participates in a special day of search and rescue training. The K-9s practiced air scent, tracking, and the skills to detect human remains.
(Facebook/El Paso County Search and Rescue)

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“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.

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