Search and Rescue Saturday — Hot Weather

by Mr. Taleteller on

It is that time of the year again, Summer, and much to my discomfort that means hot weather and training. The training doesn’t stop just because the temperature is hotter than a frogs leg in a frying pan.  However, we as trainers and dog owners need to make sure the necessary precautions are taken to […]

A Sympathetic Companion

by Houndstooth on

This past weekend, I found myself thinking about how different dogs have different auras.  Some bring a crazy, frenetic energy with them while others exude calm.  Our dogs each have their own personalities and auras.  One of ours has proven to be a most sympathetic companion. For example, Küster has a reputation for riling up […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Such Good Manners

by Houndstooth on

About a week ago, we had the Greyhounds out for a few errands with us.  As usual, we were stopped by a number of people who wanted to meet them, pet them and ask questions.  We know when we take them out that this will happen, and we plan to have a relaxed, nonrished outing […]

Search And Rescue Saturday–Body Language

by Mr. Taleteller on

All dogs show Body Language Indicators. Our job as the handler is to understand the picture of K-9’s body; decode and interpret the message. Then, relay the message of what the dogs are telling us to the search managers. This assists them in running the search operation insuring that the search is efficient and effective. […]

Safe Travels To You

by Houndstooth on

As we count down the hours until summer break officially starts for me, I’ve been thinking about all the things I’d like to do with my canine sidekicks in tow.  I take the dogs with me a lot of the time, but when the lazy days of summer hit, we see a lot more people […]

The Indignity Of It All

by Bunny Hound on

Bunny here at the keyboard writing about some things on my mind. My human wrote a post last week about how I don’t like to let Flattery pose in front of the camera, but I believe she wrote a highly sugar coated version of what’s really going on, and I’m here to expose the truth. […]