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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 […]

Style Points for St. James Farm Family Field Day Demonstration

June 3, 2012 by · 3 Comments 

German Shepherd Search and Rescue Dog Association (GSSARDA) was honored to be invited to demonstrate at the St. James Farm Family Field Days in Warrenville Illinois on May 26, 2012. The weather was great and over 4,000 people attended to see demonstrations by falcons, horses, and dogs. The entire team was in attendance along with […]

Koda Queen of Cantigny Park Demo

June 3, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

On May 19th, the team participated in the Scout-O-Rama at Cantigny Park in Winfield, IL. Over 4,000 Scouts were in attendance. Set up had to be completed by 8:30 AM and finish time was 4:30 PM. It was an “all hands on deck” kind of day. Mike, Shane and Rosie, Sherri and Lektor, Belle and […]

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.

Vello Goes Schutzhund 2 with 277 Points

January 18, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Vello turned in an impressive 97 in tracking, 86 in obedience and a 94 in protection.

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 […]

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