BERNALILLO — Five giddy, energetic dogs ventured out to the grass field near the Sandoval County building for their latest search and rescue training session on Monday.

Their training, which is conducted by the Sandoval County Fire and Rescue department, included live find and footstep tracking, which are geared toward locating missing persons.

Descriptions for each photo are listed below, starting with the first one on the screen:
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KT springs into action during Sandoval County Fire and Rescue’s latest dog training session on Monday, July 12, 2021, near the Sandoval County building in Bernalillo.

KT locates Ryan Slota of the Sandoval County Emergency Management department during Sandoval County Fire and Rescue’s latest dog training session on Monday, July 12, 2021, near the Sandoval County building in Bernalillo.

KT plays tug of war with a play ball after locating Ryan Slota of the Sandoval County Emergency Management department during Sandoval County Fire and Rescue’s latest dog training session on Monday, July 12, 2021, near the Sandoval County building in Bernalillo.

JJ prepares to locate a subject during Sandoval County Fire and Rescue’s latest dog training session on Monday, July 12, 2021, near the Sandoval County building in Bernalillo.

Pippi sniffs for a missing article during Sandoval County Fire and Rescue’s latest dog training session on Monday, July 12, 2021, near the Sandoval County building in Bernalillo.

Mini, who’s currently being trained to detect human remains and also serve as a therapy dog, is excited to be out and about during Sandoval County Fire and Rescue’s latest dog training session on Monday, July 12, 2021, near the Sandoval County building in Bernalillo.

Shamus alerts the presence of a vial of blood while doing scent training during Sandoval County Fire and Rescue’s latest dog training session on Monday, July 12, 2021, near the Sandoval County building in Bernalillo.
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Photos by Rio Rancho Observer business and Sandoval County reporter Matt Hollinshead.

Matt Hollinshead | Staff writer