Search And Rescue Saturday — It’s Not A Puppy

by Mr. Taleteller on

That’s correct, sorry to disappoint the fine readers of this blog but if you read last week’s post, it’s not a puppy. Here’s the plan… Everyone has met K-9 Jesse from our team.  A little wiggly bundle of energy handled by my teammate Joan.  K-9 Jesse and Joan have certified in Human Remains Detection and […]

Search And Rescue Saturday–Clear Communication

by Mr. Taleteller on

As many of our readers already know the Cheif Editor and I teach at our counties 4H dog obedience class.  Last week I found myself having the same conversation with one of the 4H students as I did during an online discussion of clear communication while training search and rescue dogs. Clear communication in my option […]

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Rethinking Things

by Houndstooth on

Since Bunny came into our lives, it’s always been easy to head off on adventures on a whim.  If we had an idea to go do something, we could toss the dogs in the car, grab the appropriate gear and head off to adventures unknown.  These days, we’re rethinking things and planning a little differently, […]

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Search And Rescue Saturday–Overtraining

by Mr. Taleteller on

Overtraining is commonly defined as giving your body more or stress than it can handle.  In the dog training world, it could be translated as a point where a person or K-9 may have a decrease in performance and plateauing as a result burnout, overstress or fatigue. Overtraining is something that I will probably never be accused of. […]

Search And Rescue Saturday–Field Support

by Mr. Taleteller on

I thought we’d take a break from the regular dog stuff this week.  For this post let’s talk about a lesser known role within K-9 search and rescue.  This role is called field support or sometimes a scout. The role of the a field support person is to assist or support dog handlers in field […]