gssarda-il.org
Search & Rescue

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.

Why BH?

June 7, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The begleitenhund or BH is first and foremost a temperament test. Good nerve strength, even temperament dogs don’t bite unless told to do so. The easiest way to sort out the dogs that don’t have the temperament for search and rescue is to require the BH. The BH is open to all breeds of dogs and mixed breeds, provided the dog has an identifying ear tattoo or is micro chipped for positive identification.

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 Tracking: Splitting Hairs

March 16, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

Splitting Hairs I will never forget going to a board of directors meeting as we discussed a tracking standard. The first thing that happened was the discussion descended into defining tracking, trailing and splitting the hairs finer and finer. Here is how the definitions went: ¨      Tracking is when the dog follows footstep to footstep […]

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 […]

Cody Earns TD

April 5, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Cody Earns TD Cody earned his AKC TD-tracking dog title April 5, 2009 in VERY strong wind conditions. The tracks were laid in an area where the grass is usually tall ,but since it is so early in the season, all the tall grass was just matted down and it was impossible to see where […]

Joanna and Maggie Earn VST Title

November 11, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

On Sunday Nov.11, 2008 Maggie got her VST (Variable Surface Tracker) title and became Champion Tracker ! The test took the place at the  DuPage Government Center in Wheaton, Illinois. Maggie had tracked on four different surfaces which included short grass, cement, mulch and blacktop. The track was aged 3 hours and had 4 articles (including […]

« Previous PageNext Page »

gssarda-il.org