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Irresistible Golden Retriever Puppy Is Training To Become An Avalanche Rescue Dog

Posted On: Jan 28, 2022   |   Posted By: iHeart Dogs

Irresistible Golden Retriever Puppy Is Training To Become An Avalanche Rescue Dog

At the Alyeska Resort near Anchorage, Alaska, an employee is training to save lives in the event of an avalanche. When they're finished, they'll be able to smell bodies trapped beneath a foot of snow. Oh yeah, that employee is a dog.
Stormy the 16-week-old Golden Retriever puppy is small and immature now, but she'll grow up to be a skilled avalanche search and rescue dog. Starting her training early, she'll be able to ensure people's safety at a young age.
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Cody Burns, the assistant ski patrol director at Alyeska, is Stormy's handler. Though he has experience working with search and rescue dogs, Stormy is the first one he's trained on his own.
“It's always been a dream of mine to have a dog that I can take to work with me and train to help find people,” Burns told Anchorage Daily News.
The Perfect Pup For The Job
Burns traveled to California in 2021 to meet the litter Stormy came from. These puppies' parents and grandparents were hunting dogs that competed in American Kennel Club field...

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