Search dogs trained by Juneau-based SEADOGS have a sense of smell that is so sensitive that they can locate a body underwater from the gases that rise to the surface. They can also locate someone buried in a mudslide or avalanche by detecting their scent rising up through the soil or snow.
When missing person isn’t found, Juneau SEADOGS search for happy ending
“We always want the problem to turn out right for them. It helps advance their training,” says handler Stacey Poulson.