1. In this episode, the puppies selected to move on to Search and Rescue dog training are tackling obedience and agility. Puppies as young as 10 weeks are introduced to basic commands like sit, stay and heel as well an obstacle course that will measure their agility. Episode continues to follow the puppies trying to make it as FEMA Search and Rescue dogs, and find out if all of them will make the cut. Will they become Pros or Pets?

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  2. In the third episode of this web series on FEMA search and rescue dogs, "Before the Barks" tackles puppy selection. Not all dogs, regardless of breed, are suited for the rigors of search and rescue training or the difficult and often dangerous work that follows. Learn what FEMA dog trainers look for in puppies as young as six weeks old.
    The Before the Barks Web Series explores in detail what makes a successful FEMA search and rescue dog, what rigorous training the dogs undergo to become certified and why these courageous dogs do the work they do.
    Join us soon for Episode 4 - Agility and Obedience.
    A MySafe:LA production in association with the Los Angeles Fire Department.

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  4. In the first episode of this web series on FEMA search and rescue dogs, "Before the Barks" introduces you to Coby and Guinness, two of the few remaining dogs who searched in vain for survivors at Ground Zero in the aftermath of 9/11. Both dogs are old now, but they still bear the fundamental characteristics of a FEMA search and rescue dog - courage, drive, and a bond to their FEMA handlers that defies simple explanation.
    "Before the Barks" will explore in detail what makes a successful FEMA search and rescue dog, how puppies as young as six weeks are selected, what rigorous training they undergo to become certified and why these courageous dogs do the work they do.
    Join us soon for Episode II.
    A MySafe:LA production in association with the Los Angeles Fire Department.

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  5. In the second episode of this web series on FEMA search and rescue dogs, "Before the Barks" outlines the reason more than half of search dogs working today are Labrador and Golden Retrievers.
    The Before the Barks Web Series explores in detail what makes a successful FEMA search and rescue dog, how puppies as young as six weeks are selected, what rigorous training they undergo to become certified and why these courageous dogs do the work they do.
    Join us soon for Episode 3.
    A MySafe:LA production in association with the Los Angeles Fire Department.

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Before the Barks

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"Before the Barks" is a multi-part web series that explores in detail what makes a successful FEMA search and rescue dog. The series follows these dogs from the time they are chosen as potential FEMA K9s to the work they do in some of the most dangerous…


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"Before the Barks" is a multi-part web series that explores in detail what makes a successful FEMA search and rescue dog. The series follows these dogs from the time they are chosen as potential FEMA K9s to the work they do in some of the most dangerous places on earth. Join us as we show you in full HD how puppies as young as six weeks are selected, what rigorous training they undergo to become certified and why these courageous dogs do the work they do.

A MySafe:LA production in association with the Los Angeles Fire Department.

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