Working Dogs: The Vail Avalanche Rescue Dogs

Saving lives is no game, and these dogs take their jobs seriously

By Justyne Yuen-Lee

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Credit: Vail Avalanche Rescue Dogs, Facebook

All ready to go!

Dogs aren’t just great pets, they’re also amazing workers. There’s therapy dogs, service dogs, police dogs, fire dogs, and the list goes on. With different heightened senses, dogs are able to do a lot more than humans. And these avalanche rescue dogs are no different. See how they put their canine senses to work!

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Credit: Vail Avalanche Rescue Dogs, Facebook

The team

These dogs start their training at 10 weeks old! They’re trained to sniff out people buried by avalanches.

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Credit: Vail Avalanche Rescue Dogs, Facebook

“Let’s go! I gotta practice so I can get better at finding people!”

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