Search And Rescue Saturday — Certifications

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As promised here’s the update on our certification weekend.  It was a busy, fast moving event in which we were able to test 18 outside K-9 teams plus five from our team.  I’m happy to report that all the members from our team passed their certifications in the discipline they tested for.  Way to go […]

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A Weekend Of Misadventure

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Bunny here at the keyboard, writing about my weekend. I thought I’d be writing today to tell you all about what a great time I had at our annual Greyhound adoption group’s reunion, but it was not to be this weekend.  I am a disappointed hound.  It turns out that unlike me, Küster has to […]

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Search And Rescue Saturday

by Mr. Taleteller on

If you remember Thursday’s blog post the Chief Editor mentioned that Küster and I going through our re-certification for area search this weekend.  That is where we are and we will have an update next week for you.  Yes, before you ask we will answer the question that everyone wants to know.  Did Küster complete his long […]

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The Test

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Today, Mr. Taleteller and Küster are taking part of their recertification test for area search.  It’s been a stressful few weeks as the deadline closes in and the test draws nearer.  I have complete confidence that they will pass the test, but it stresses my husband out to no end.  Finding people lost in the […]

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Living History

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I don’t make it a secret that I’m a history buff.  I was one of those people in school who ruined the grading curve for everyone else in history class.  It’s a subject that has always fascinated me and I never get tired of learning more. This weekend, the television was on and I realized […]

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Search and Rescue Saturday — Trailing

by Mr. Taleteller on

Finally, we discuss the trailing dogs.  Trailing dogs will follow the route of a specific person’s scent deposited on the ground as a person moves through an area. A scent article is necessary so that the dog can discriminate the scent of the missing person from that of other people or searchers in the same […]

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Search And Rescue Saturday — Area Search

by Mr. Taleteller on

Let’s talk Area Search Dogs This discipline basically involves sending the K-9 out to locate human scent as it travels in the wind.  The area search dog is very effective in finding lost individuals in large areas or terrain where human searchers would have difficulty or take considerable time searching.  These dogs cover large areas […]

Sometimes You Have To Do Things For Yourself

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For most of us who live in the United States, our attention has been focused on Texas the last few days and the incredible flooding and problems they are experiencing due to Hurricane Harvey.  They will be recovering from this storm for a long time, and it’s not even finished pummeling them yet.  Our hearts […]

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Search And Rescue Saturday — Disaster Dogs

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First, Tales And Tails would like to ask that you keep our friends that are deployed within the Federal Emergency Management Agency System in your thoughts and prayers.  Yesterday several of the FEMA Task Forces were deployed to begin heading down the Texas coast in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.  This brings up a wonderful […]