An Adventure In The Windy City

by Bunny Hound on

Bunny here at the keyboard to write about our adventure in the windy city. I suppose you already know that last week we went on a road trip to Chicago as a family.  It was fun for all of us to go together and have time with our humans away from the everyday life of […]


Search And Rescue Saturday–Training Detection

by Mr. Taleteller on

A few weekends ago our K-9 team was able to bring in a trainer named Don Blair from Canine Intelligence Academy out of the Chicagoland area.  Don Specializes in canine behavior, detection, and canine problem solving along with a few other things.  It was a well-spent weekend learning and working our dogs, especially in the […]

Heading For The Open Road -- Tales and Tails

Looking For Adventure

by Houndstooth on

Today’s post is a short one, because we are looking for adventure today with all three of the dogs.  I can’t tell you how excited I am that we’re going to be able to do this.  We’re going to be a part of The Ultimate Pet Friendly Road Trip book tour and we’re off to […]

Catching Scent from the Water -- Tales and Tails

Search And Rescue Saturday — Water Rescue

by Mr. Taleteller on

Last Wednesday our team held a joint training with the Hudson, IL Fire Department and their water rescue team.  This reminded me of a post from a few years ago.  So here goes a re-run. When the search managers think the missing person may be in large bodies of water we use search dogs that […]

Ready for College -- Tales and Tails

Search And Rescue Saturday–Public Speaking

by Mr. Taleteller on

As our readers are aware put of being on a Search and Rescue team is the public relations and public relations means public speaking. Monday I was asked to speak in search and rescue and canines at a local health department.  It was part of their volunteer medical corps programming.  Knowing that this was going to be […]

Search And Rescue Saturday–SAREX

by Mr. Taleteller on

Remember last weeks post?  We were preparing for a multi-agency training.  We call this a SarEx.  A SarEx is simply a search and rescue exercise.  There is one core planning group that will come up with the scenario.  They work on the placement of the lost people, person, or source.  The planning group writes up […]

Hanging Out in the Back Seat -- Tales and Tails

Search And Rescue Saturday–Friday Nights

by Mr. Taleteller on

Friday nights, this time of year most people think of high school football.  Friday nights, most people may go out for dinner and a movie and enjoy time with there loved ones.  Yes, that does happen but often we find ourselves getting a quick session of training in. Lifestyle Working a search and rescue K-9 […]