‘Buster’ Is One Cute Rescue Dog Trainee

Buster is three months old. And he is so cute we want to give him a hug. But his training and mission is serious — to help rescue people caught in avalanches.

He’s currently going through training to be a rescue dog at Sugar Bowl Ski Resort near Truckee, Calif. “We’re playing a lot of hide and seek, that’s the beginning of his training,” said a ski patroller in the video.

So if you’re at the resort, go give him a cuddle. As the video says, that, too, is part of his training.

Sean McCoy

Editorial Director Sean McCoy is a life-long outdoorsman who grew up hunting and fishing central Wisconsin forests and lakes. He joined GearJunkie after a 10-year stint as a newspaperman in the Caribbean, where he learned sailing and wooden-boat repair. Based in GearJunkie's Denver office, McCoy is an avid trail runner, camper, hunter, angler, mountain biker, skier, and beer tester.