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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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Search and Rescue Saturday — Hot Weather

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It is that time of the year again, Summer, and much to my discomfort that means hot weather and training. The training doesn’t stop just because the temperature is hotter than a frogs leg in a frying pan.  However, we as trainers and dog owners need to make sure the necessary precautions are taken to […]

K9 Kovu searches at a SDONA seminar

Search And Rescue Saturday — Two of the World’s 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 world’s 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. […]