Hello everyone, I have a ten month old male Dobe/GSD that I have lately considered starting into some kind of activity. We do regular hikes in a preserve by the house and love it. I do treasure hunts around the house, he is an ace at it. I know these things don't necessarily mean anything as far as suitability for SAR but there is a local organization that holds weekly training sessions very close to me, and they welcome anyone and everyone who is interested to participate. I also feel if we could potentially help others, it really gives a true purpose. That being said he is a very one on one kind of individual, when around other people and dogs he loses focus and becomes subdued. He also gets reactive to certain dogs. We work on it every day on our walks and he does get better. However when we are on our own he is very in tune with me and our surroundings. That being said I have zero experience with SAR, so I'm not sure if these qualities are a no deal. Also I wanted to know if we are to pursue this, what kind of equipment is necessary? Thank you in advance and posts are always better with a picture so here is my sweet boy.