Search And Rescue Saturday — First Aid Kits

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Accidents happen.  It happens to be an unavoidable reality in the world of dogs.  Whether the dog is a pet at home or a working dog, preparation for an accident can help minimize negative results.  One great thing to have ready is a first aid kit. In our case we have a small kit in […]

Search And Rescue Saturday — Life Lessons From Your Dog

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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 — Kenosha

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Last weekend Küster and I found ourselves in Kenosha, Wisconsin.  What were we doing in Kenosha one might ask?  Well, we were assisting the Search Dog Organization of North America (SDONA).   SDONA was asked to travel to Kensosha,WI and speak with a new K9 Search and Rescue team. So, the instructors and helpers headed […]

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 […]