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Are You and Your Dog SAR Candidates?

January 14, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

It is a Team The first question to ask is, “are you in shape or capable of getting into shape to handle rough terrain for 8-12 hours of walking?” Most people focus on their dog and don’t think about the person that goes into the field with them. SAR dogs live with and are owned […]

Crazy Lot of Fun

January 15, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Crazy Conditions It is 19 degrees Fahrenheit, a cold wind is blowing out of the north at 7-10 mph, and you are excited to be out in it. You aren’t just out in it, you will be sitting still for 30 minutes or more, waiting to reward a dog for finding you. If that sounds […]

GSSARDA Does Presentation to Highland 7th Graders

January 15, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

On Tuesday, January 10, 2012 Mrs. Oshinski, 7th grade science teacher invited Sherri and Belle from German Shepherd Search and Rescue Dog Association to come in and talk about canine search and rescue. The class had just finished a section on forensics. Sherri presented the who, what, where, why and how of canine search and […]

Shane and Rosie and Bill and Koda Go Operational

January 13, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Wilderness Testing On November 19th the testing started. Originally the evaluations were to be in September but getting outside evaluators turned into a serious problem and delayed testing for two months. The original test was to be to Search and Rescue Dogs US (SARDUS) standards, however, when it became clear evaluators were not going to […]

Tic Toc the Canine Swallowed the Clock

November 6, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

                My alarm clock drools and has bad breath. I’m not sure how they do it but my dogs always know when it is 10 minutes before the alarm is to go off. The first sign of this is what sounds like a vacuum against my ear followed by a warm blast of salmon scented […]

Susan and Gryphon Pass USAR Test

September 22, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Susan and Gryphon certified NAPWDA and NASAR

How Wide is Too Wide?

July 12, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The wider the sweep the more likely you will miss the subject, the narrower the sweep, the longer it will take to cover the assignment.

Team Demonstrates SAR for 14,000 Boy Scouts

June 1, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Four members of the team and their dogs demonstrated obedience, bark and recall re-find alerts, doggy base ball and finding the training aid hidden in one of 3 trash cans. The biggest pleasure came when the visitor got to interact with the dogs and pet them

Thank Goodness Dogs Can’t Read

March 16, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

Thank Goodness Dogs Can’t Read I was reading through the comments on one of the SAR groups listing and saw an entry where the writer was adamant that a handler should not lay their own tracks. It made me glad my dogs couldn’t read since I’ve been laying my own tracks for training for over […]

German Shepherd Training – Food or Fun?

March 16, 2010 by · 4 Comments 

Food or Fun If you go to the Leerburg website, see if you can find his article about the difference in how dogs are trained to meet the RCMP standard versus typical training in the US. It is worth reading. Historically I trained my dogs with food, gradually weaning off the amount of liver tidbits […]

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