Search And Rescue Saturday–Congrats Rob and K9 Kona

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We at Tales And Tails would like to congratulate K9 Handler Rob and his K9 partner Kona on passing their trailing certification with the International Police Work Dog Association (IPWDA) this past week.  Rob and K9 Kona have been working on getting their trail certification over the last year.  It has happened.  Rob and K9 Kona […]


Search And Rescue Saturday–Training Detection

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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 […]

Catching Scent from the Water -- Tales and Tails

Search And Rescue Saturday — Water Rescue

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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 […]

K9 Kovu searches at a SDONA seminar

Search And Rescue Saturday–Hurricane Florence

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Hurricane Florence if you have the television or radio on you have heard something about it. Earlier this week our friends on the large urban search and rescue teams Missouri Task Force 1 and Indiana Task Force 1 (FEMA teams) received orders and were deployed to the Carolinas in preparation for the Hurricane Florence arrival. […]

Ready for College -- Tales and Tails

Search And Rescue Saturday–Public Speaking

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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

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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

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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 […]