1.1. This guide establishes the minimum obedience and agility expected of canines that are part of a search dog team or crew. 1.2. Further training is required for a canine before it may perform as a member of a search dog team or crew. 1.3. This guide applies to canine members of all search resources classified in ASTM F1848 Standard Classification System for Canine Search Resources. 1.3.1. The advanced obedience and agility skills required for canine members of Kind D (Disaster/Collapsed Structure Search) dog teams or crews are not defined in this guide. 1.4. This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
At the November 11, 2013 meeting of Subcommittee F32.02 it was determined that this standard should be reinstated without change.
Keywords7.1. Agility; canine; conditioning; dog, obedience; obstacle course, training
A. Lee Lang
Ballot Item Approved as F1879-2014 and Pending Publication