Dogs Body

It is impossible to train a search dog if they have no one to search for! You also act as casualty for our Supports and Handlers to practice on once the dog has found. Having a dogs body is vital!


  • Like dogs!

  • Be happy to endure all weathers

  • Be happy to get slobbered on

  • Be able to hide in obscure places

  • Have a sense of humour

  • Happy to undertake the occasional  role play

All NSARDA Associations are very lucky to have a great team of people we call bodies or dogs bodies.

They turn up at every training session to lie in fields, behind trees, in ditches, in the heather or between boulders until the dogs find them.

A Dogs Body assist from the very start of the dogs training.

We always need more Dogs Bodies therefore we need you to volunteer your time.