Pet dogs in Mexico graduate from rescue school

STORY: Location: Mexico City

These pet dogs are being trained to be rescuers

They're learning how to sniff out their

owners after natural disasters

Basic training involves going through tunnels,

navigating obstacles, and calling for help

After the two-month course, the dogs attend

a graduation ceremony with their owners

[Rosalinda King, Dog owner]

"Nix is a very calm dog, and his mood has improved with the course. He loves to come to this kind of course; he gets very happy when we come to classes and he loves it. I loved it because this is a new stage, a different stage, knowing that he could find someone in a disaster."

More than 30 canines of all shapes and sizes took part