Accession Number:

ADA031981

Title:

Training and Employment of Land Mine and Booby Trap Detector Dogs. Volume II

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INST SAN ANTONIO TXDEPT OF BIOENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

247.0

Abstract:

The present document is intended as a procedures manual and reference text to be used during the training of initially naive canines for land mine and booby trap detection service. No directly related experience on the part of the handlertrainer personnel is assumed. Each successive phase of training is treated in detail, and all specialized training aids and facilities are described andor illustrated. Commonly encountered training difficulties are discussed and appropriate solutions indicated. Techniques of service deployment are described in the concluding chapter. Chapter II presents a discussion of those concepts of operant and classical conditioning which are relevant to land mine and explosive booby trap detection training and has been included to provide handlertrainer personnel with a basic knowledge of the underlying behavioral principles.

Subject Categories:

  • Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Medicine
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE