K9 Kovu searches at a SDONA seminar

Search And Rescue Saturday — Two of the Worlds 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 worlds best.  Both hold numerous World Champion titles in IPO (International Prüfungs-Ordnung) and the IRO (International Rescue Dog […]

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. […]

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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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Blaming The Dog

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There are some moments in life that you just have to laugh about.  Last night, we experienced one of those moments and it was too good not to share.  There were no innocent parties, and so no names have been changed. Mr. Taleteller has a habit of blaming the dog in jest when he experiences […]

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Search And Rescue Saturday — In The Rain

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Last weekend, we found ourselves in the rain in our area.  That’s right, we had rain and storms all weekend.  The weather forecast called for three to five inches of rain depending on where you lived.  Basically if you were a fish you were probably going to be loving the rain. I began my Saturday […]

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The Greyhound Struggle Is Real

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This weekend, we learned  lesson at our house about just how determined and stubborn Flattery can be.  It started when Mr. Taleteller got up early with the dogs and let them outside.  Normally, he gets up early with them, then goes back to sleep on the couch for an hour or so.  He and Flattery […]