Search And Rescue Saturday–Body Language

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All dogs show Body Language Indicators. Our job as the handler is to understand the picture of K-9’s body; decode and interpret the message. Then, relay the message of what the dogs are telling us to the search managers. This assists them in running the search operation insuring that the search is efficient and effective. […]

Kuster Investigates

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 […]

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 […]

Küster In Orange -- Tales and Tails

Search And Rescue Saturday — Cold Outside

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It’s no secret that the Chief Editor and I have four dogs at home.  Three of them love the cooler weather.  One, Flattery, does not.  She just gives you a look that say’s baby it’s cold outside.  Now for my K-9 partner baby it’s cold outside is followed up with, let us play.  I believe […]

Search And Rescue Saturday — Scent

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My Humble Attempt This week for search and rescue Saturday we discuss scent.  In full disclosure, scent theory is very involved and I am not a scent expert by any means.  So this blog post is my humble attempt to explain a few concepts which I have picked up over the years while training. For […]