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 […]

Search And Rescue Saturday — In The Rain

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Last weekend, we found ourselves in the rain in our area.  That’s right, we had rain and storms all weekend.  The weather forecast called for three to five inches of rain depending on where you lived.  Basically if you were a fish you were probably going to be loving the rain. I began my Saturday […]

Search And Rescue Saturday — Over Training

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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 […]

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 […]