Watching and Waiting -- Tales and Tails

The Shepherd Has Your Back

by Houndstooth on

I’ve mentioned that sometimes my husband takes Morgan along as his copilot when he goes out to run quick errands.  The other night was one of those outings, but it didn’t go as planned.  It did turn out to be memorable, though, and served to reinforce Morgan’s ideas about how important it is that she […]

Cooking With Bunny -- Tales and Tails

Too Many Cooks

by Houndstooth on

In our house, we humans have been guilty of eating a lot of fast food.  We both work and it’s often easier for Mr. Taleteller to just run through the drive through than to come home and then get through dog chores and then finally start cooking dinner.   Lately, though, we’ve been trying to […]

Search And Rescue Saturday — Equipment

by Mr. Taleteller on

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

by Mr. Taleteller on

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 […]

Morgan at the Wheel -- Tales and Tails

It’s Who You Know

by Houndstooth on

One of the things Mr. Taleteller does to help manage Morgan is that he takes her with him on short errands so she can get out and about in a little different way.  It also gives us a little peace at home.  She definitely has the German Shepherd barking gene.   While she likes going […]

Jr. Handler and her dog

Search And Rescue — Jr. Handler Program

by Mr. Taleteller on

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 […]