K9 Kovu searches at a SDONA seminar

Search And Rescue Saturday — Two of the World’s Best

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Last weekend I found myself in Indiana helping at a SDONA (Search Dog Organization of North America) training.  SDONA had brought in Brigitte Versterre and Petra Grothe from the Netherlands.  These two ladies are two of the world’s best.  Both hold numerous World Champion titles in IPO (International Prüfungs-Ordnung) and the IRO (International Rescue Dog […]

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Search And Rescue Saturday — RIP K9 Redden

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Today I bring the readers of TalesAndTails.com very sad news.  If you follow the blog’s Facebook page you will know that this past Tuesday K9 Redden went missing from his yard.  After a large scale effort to find him, K9 Redden was found on Thursday.  He had been struck by a vehicle and killed. We first […]

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A Decent Adventure At Last

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Bunny here at the keyboard, writing to say that we’ve finally had a proper Spring break adventure. The beginning of last week was a rather gloomy start to our Spring break adventures.  It was raining like something out of an epic movie and my human had her nose buried in a book.  I didn’t mind […]

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 […]

Sula Catches the Trail

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 […]

Jr. Handler and her dog

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 […]