K9 Kovu searches at a SDONA seminar

Search And Rescue Saturday — Two of the Worlds Best

by Mr. Taleteller on

Last weekend I found myself in Indiana helping at a SDONA (Search Dog Organization of North America) training.  SDONA had brought in Brigitte Versterre and Petra Grothe from the Netherlands.  These two ladies are two of the worlds best.  Both hold numerous World Champion titles in IPO (International Prüfungs-Ordnung) and the IRO (International Rescue Dog […]

Computer Geek -- Tales and Tails

Taking Your Dog To Work

by Houndstooth on

Today is National Take Your Dog To Work Day, and I am not sure if I am participating or not.  I’m on vacation, so I will be hanging out with my dogs today, even though none of us will be going to the school where I work.  Trust me when I say that I am […]

Looking For Clues -- Tales and Tails

Sniffing Out Answers To History’s Mysteries

by Houndstooth on

As a person who is a history buff, as well as a dog lover, I sat up and took notice the other day when I saw an article from National Geographic that claims that dogs may soon be sniffing out the answers to one of history’s big mysteries this summer.  I think most people know […]

Taking The Treat -- Tales and Tails

He’s Got Class

by Houndstooth on

Last week, Mr. Taleteller and Küster were off at training. This time, they trained with some people from Netherlands and they really enjoyed a different perspective. One thing that they really focus on in their group is obedience, and so Mr. Taleteller had the idea that he wants to spend more time working with Küster […]

Hello, Puppucino! -- Tales and Tails

Living The Dream

by Bunny Hound on

Bunny here at the keyboard, writing about my weekend. Last Thursday, Dad and Küster headed off for a long weekend doing whatever SAR teams do.  At first, we were a little sad to see them go, but then we realized it was a girls only weekend and we were happy dogs.   We were living […]

Search And Rescue Saturday — Küster’s New Ride

by Mr. Taleteller on

Well readers, it has finally happened.  Küster has a new ride.  After many years of riding to training and deployments in the old Buick, it was finally on its last leg.  Okay, if you actually know the car I am speaking of you would understand that it has always been on its last leg. Bought […]

Pucker Up -- Tales and Tails

Close To You

by Houndstooth on

From the time I was a kid, I’ve heard my mom complain that I’m a “touch me not.”  She was (and still is) forever wanting to hug me until the life started to squeeze out of me.  When we met people, I wasn’t one of those sweet little girls who talked to new people nonstop. […]

You Are My Sunshine -- Tales and Tails

Raisin In The Sun

by Houndstooth on

Like many people in the United States, we’ve been enduring a small heat wave here at our house.  It’s odd because we’ve had such a cool spring, and then overnight we went from below average temperatures to over ninety degrees.  After all the rain we endured this spring, now we’re also suddenly in need of […]