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 […]

Food Fight

by Houndstooth on

We joke about Flattery from time to time and her deep, abiding love for food, but sometimes I think people assume I’m exaggerating just how deep her love for food goes.  Flattery loves all food, even though there are some things that she clearly likes more than others.  There has never been a dog at […]

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 […]

In Touch With Your Inner Greyhound

by Houndstooth on

I have a confession to make.  I have been a lot less active with the dogs and in general in the past year or so, and I have felt horribly guilty about it.  On weekends we used to have these exciting adventures, and I was really proud of that fact, but in the last year […]

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 […]