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Search and rescue dogs train in eastern Kentucky

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PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (AP) - The varied terrain found in eastern Kentucky has given a group of search and rescue dogs a chance to experience different types of territory as they train for emergencies.

The Kentucky Search Dog Association brought wilderness tracking dogs and cadaver dogs to train in Floyd County. WYMT-TV ( ) says more than a dozen dogs and their handlers spent time training there recently. The trainers say the area is perfect for practicing.

Heather Suedkamp says the dogs and handlers can be called to lakes, strip mines or wooded areas, so the terrain is ideal for training.

The visit also allowed a chance to work with the Floyd County Search and Rescue Squad. Suedkamp says it's a chance to use their knowledge of water rescue along with the group's experience with dogs.

Information from: WYMT-TV,

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