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 […]

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 […]

Search And Rescue Saturday–The Search Starts

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Last week we reported that one of our team’s K-9 candidates was scratched from the team.  Now the search starts. No,this is not a search for a missing person but instead the search starts for a new K-9 partner to start training.  Newton’s family did decide to remain with the team and they started searching […]

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 […]