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 […]

Search And Rescue Saturday — K-9 Emergency Field Care

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]

Search And Rescue — Jr. Handler Program

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In order to promote interest in the field of K-9 search and rescue, encourage responsible pet ownership and encourage community service our team has recently started a Jr. Handler program. Junior handler programs provide youth with opportunities to improve their handling skills, practice good sportsmanship and get hands-on experience that touches many facets of their […]

Search And Rescue Saturday–Obedience Class Again

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As most of our blog readers know the Chief Editor and I help teach the 4-H obedience class for our local 4H program and the kids who are working on completing the canine projects.  Being that its February already dog classes will being in the not too distant future.  Most likely mid March.  We have […]

Search And Rescue Saturday–The Search Starts

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Last week we reported that one of our team’s K-9 candidates was scratched from the team.  Now the search starts. No,this is not a search for a missing person but instead the search starts for a new K-9 partner to start training.  Newton’s family did decide to remain with the team and they started searching […]

Search And Rescue Saturday — The Search Goes On

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A few months ago we introduced the fine readers of this blog to our latest K-9 Candidate, Newton.  Well, after many tries the decision was made to scratch Newton.  The search goes on. His handler has plans to continue with Newton at home teaching him tricks and a few other things.  Newton just might be […]