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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Search And Rescue Saturday

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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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Search and Rescue Saturday — Trailing

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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

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Search And Rescue Saturday — 7 Day Challenge

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This week I’ve not only been training Küster as usual, but we’ve added something else to our routine.  I decided to take the 7 Day Challenge, Build a Better Relationship Through Play.  It was a fun event set up by a dog trainer named Meagan Karnes.  Meagan is also a fellow blogger. Basically, what it […]

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On The Right Foot

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If you’ve read the blog for awhile, you may remember that one thing my husband is notorious for is his aversion to feet.  I should amend that and say, he has a strong aversion to my feet.  In particular, he has an aversion to giving foot rubs that started almost immediately after we were married. […]

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Strange Bedfellows

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It’s not a secret that Bunny and Flattery are allowed to sleep in the bed with us.  We leave the door open and if they want to sleep on the bed with us, they can, or they can stay in the living room on the couch or any of the various dog beds.  Most of […]