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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Thank You Carson Pirie Scott

January 14, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Community Days Fund-Raiser Carson Pirie Scott and all the Bonton stores host “Community Days”. They invite not-for-profit organizations to give away coupon books for a $5 donation. The not-for-profit keeps all of the money. The donor gets a coupon worth $10 off anything in the store and several coupons for 20% off many other items. […]

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 […]

Don’t Get Lost

March 9, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

We actually expect our team members to be comfortable with both a compass and a GPS.

Thank You Illini and Shoreline German Shepherd Dog Clubs

March 8, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

This post is about two german shepherd AKC, American Kennel Club, organizations allowing German Shepherd Search and Rescue Dog Association (GSSARDA) to set up an informational booth and collect donations.

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