The WBR International Dog School is a four day training program open to all Avalanche Rescue K-9 teams. The school is held every odd-numbered year in January in Little Cottonwood Canyon, Utah. The WBR International Dog School is the oldest school of its kind in the United States.
The instructors represent some of the most experienced and highly regarded avalanche rescue programs in the world. These programs include Wasatch Backcountry Rescue, Canadian Avalanche Rescue Dog Association, Swiss Alpine Club, Alaska SAR dogs, and the International Commission for Alpine Rescue.
Field and Classroom sessions are held at Snowbird and Alta Ski Resorts. The WBR International Dog School caters to rescue teams of all skill levels, and is a great opportunity to exchange ideas, experiences, and methods with peer rescue teams from areas throughout the US.
Tuition for the 2017 Dog School at Alta will be $1000, which includes room and board at the Peruvian Lodge. Applications will be accepted until the course is at full enrollment, and payment can be submitted following notice if acceptance.
Credit card payments can be accepted via the "Donations" page. Before using that as a payment method, please notify WBR on the "Contact" link to ensure that your payment is routed appropriately.
To apply, download and fill out the application downloadable here.