Search And Rescue Saturday–Nose Calibration

by Mr. Taleteller on

Have you ever heard of calibrating a dog’s nose? We Have A Problem Here’s my issue.  We’ve been doing many fun, shorter in length, and hotter trails lately.  Basically, fresher laid trails.  This is due to demonstrations, and the biggest training barrier of just time in the day.  It is very difficult to actually get […]

The Mobile Welcoming Committee

by Houndstooth on

Earlier this week, it was time to do some much needed work on the brakes Princessmobile.  It was supposed to be a quick job that Mr. Taleteller did that had the car finished in more than enough time for him to pick me up after work.  I hear you laughing now.  Of course that’s not […]

The Shepherd Has Your Back

by Houndstooth on

I’ve mentioned that sometimes my husband takes Morgan along as his copilot when he goes out to run quick errands.  The other night was one of those outings, but it didn’t go as planned.  It did turn out to be memorable, though, and served to reinforce Morgan’s ideas about how important it is that she […]

Search And Rescue Saturday — K-9 Emergency Field Care

by Mr. Taleteller on

Last week the K-9 handlers on our team found ourselves training without our four legged partners.  We attended a K-9 Emergency Field Care class. What’s Emergency Field Care? This training was set up to train us and about twenty other K-9 handlers and medics on tactical first-aid and life support for search and rescue, police […]

Too Many Cooks

by Houndstooth on

In our house, we humans have been guilty of eating a lot of fast food.  We both work and it’s often easier for Mr. Taleteller to just run through the drive through than to come home and then get through dog chores and then finally start cooking dinner.   Lately, though, we’ve been trying to […]

Search And Rescue Saturday — Equipment

by Mr. Taleteller on

Today we are talking about search and rescue equipment.  TalesAndTails.com has received email inquiring about what types of things that we use while searching to help protect ourselves and our K-9 partners. Our team has a recommended minimum required equipment list of items which each member carries during a search.  Most of our team members […]

Make It Stop

by Houndstooth on

If you live in the United States, my guess is that you have seen the Febreeze commercials that air most of the time, unless you don’t have a television.  The clever people at the ad agency for Febreze have decided that in order to get your attention, they must play an obnoxious noise at the […]

Search And Rescue Saturday — Scent Discrimination

by Mr. Taleteller on

I received an email yesterday that asked about how a trailing dog follows the correct person.  Of course, this would be an interesting thing to write about.  We call this ability to detect one person from another scent discrimination.  This also starts getting into the scent theories and whether or not you believe dogs can […]

It’s Who You Know

by Houndstooth on

One of the things Mr. Taleteller does to help manage Morgan is that he takes her with him on short errands so she can get out and about in a little different way.  It also gives us a little peace at home.  She definitely has the German Shepherd barking gene.   While she likes going […]