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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 […]

Orex Earns BH

January 2, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Begleitenhund(BH) Temperament Test Passed On November 22, 2013 Orex von Tajgetosz  passed the Begleitenhund (BH) temperament test at the Bur Oak Hundersport Club Trial in Long Grove, IL. Orex and Sherri were required to be at the trial by 9:30 AM but did not go onto the field until 2 PM. The temperature was 34 […]

Beware of Weight Control Dogfood

August 13, 2013 by · 5 Comments 

I have many blessings when it comes to my dogs including the desire to scarf down their dogfood but a primary one is working with a good breeder. They must be sick to death of my phone calls and questions but there are always supportive and answer or return my calls immediately. Preventing Bloat Due to Dogfood […]

Decontaminate Your Dog

August 5, 2013 by · 2 Comments 

  Orex in his baby blue doggles for dusty and brush situations Why decontaminate? Most people will look at this article and the first thought is, “I won’t need to do that.” Sorry, you couldn’t be more wrong. Have you ever thought about what is on the sidewalk or driveway or grass your dog walks […]

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 […]

Gryphon Racks Up Titles

December 3, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Susan and No Nonsense Gryphon had a busy year racking up his Begleitenhund title, his IRO Rubble A title, and his NIMS  Type 1 USAR certification through IPWDA. First the Begleitenhund Gryphon, handled by a nervous Susan earned his Begleitenhund title on June 17, 2011 at the mid-Ohio Schutzhund Club. Weather conditions were not ideal […]

Gatlin and Liz Earn “Ultimate K9″

November 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Gatlin and Liz participated in a friendly yearly competition at MC’s Ultimate K9 in Addison, IL on October 16th, 2011. Fourteen dogs and handlers participated in two classes; intermediate for on leash dogs and advanced for off-leash dogs Gatlin competed in the advanced group. The requirements: The obedience was a modified Begleitenhund routine combine with a […]

House Breaking a Puppy Before It Breaks Your House

March 28, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

This post is about how to house break a puppy and goes into prevention of accidents, the use of a dog crate in training how to house break a puppy, how to encourage a puppy to go outside, the timing necessary on the part of the handler to help the puppy with house breaking, how watering and feeding the puppy impacts house breaking, use of a schedule to help in house breaking your puppy, and looking for subtle signs and clues as to when your puppy needs to go outside to encourage the house breaking process.

Gatlin and Liz Earn CD Title

January 31, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Gatlin and Liz finished off their 3rd leg for his CD title with a score of 191.5 at 10 months old.

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