Finding Your Unicorn

by Houndstooth on

If you live in the United States, and probably a lot of other places, you are most likely aware that Starbucks came out with a limited edition drink yesterday called the unicorn frappucino.  There has been a lot of buzz about it, and it has even been reported on the news.  Everywhere I turned this […]

Search And Rescue Saturday — Life Lessons From Your Dog

by Mr. Taleteller on

The past six months have been incredibly stressful for me.  There are issues at work, the Chief Editor’s health, and my wanting to do more with my boy but just not able to are just a few things.  It all builds up.  Sometimes it just out right stinks.  While traveling back home from Wisconsin the other […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Search And Rescue Saturday — K9 Candidate Kona

by Mr. Taleteller on

Okay fine readers of the blog.   A few short weeks ago I wrote about one of our K-9 handlers going to New York to see a possible dog.  The team had been looking for a new K9 partner due to his current dog washing out of the program. Today for Search and Rescue Saturday […]