Search And Rescue Saturday–SDONA Building Search

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Today’s topic — building searches.  This weekend Küster and I find ourselves helping one of our favorite search associations, Search Dog Organization of North America (SDONA).  Searching in old empty buildings is actually something that our team does quite a bit. The oddities of how the scent travels in a building really makes dogs work […]

With Age Comes…

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Our recent visit to the University of Illinois with Bunny and Küster made me think of a few things.  Generally, we don’t like to think about our dogs or ourselves getting older, but there are a few benefits.  Traveling with the oldest and youngest members of our pack reminded me of just that. After we […]

Seeing Clearly

by Houndstooth on

Bunny here at the keyboard writing about my recent trip to the eye veterinarian. If you’ve read the blog for awhile, you might remember that in the past, Küster and I get annual vision exams because we are considered working dogs.  The American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO) provides free vision exams for dogs with […]

Search And Rescue Saturday — Over Training

by Mr. Taleteller on

Over training is something that I will probably never be accused of.  It’s today’s topic for Search And Rescue Saturday. Let’s face it, if we were to work all the time and have no down time we would get burned out.  Would you be more productive if you were to work all time with no […]

A Tale Of Two Dog Outings

by Houndstooth on

Last Thursday night found Mr. Taleteller and I with separate dog-related social obligations.  It was our regular night to visit the nursing home, so Bunny and I were headed there to spread a little canine TLC.  It was also a special cookout for the search team that Mr. Taleteller volunteers with, so he and Küster […]

Finding Your Unicorn

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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

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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 […]