Benny went missing in East Devon and when he was spotted running along a busy main road we were called in to help. literally a few moments before we arrived the owner managed to catch him. She kindly made a generous donation to our fuel costs.
Jara and Forager had a great day out when K9 Search Dogs were invited to team up with Dartmoor Rescue, Fire, Police and other vital services to appear at a "safety on Dartmoor" day at the weekend. They met hundreds of children and made many many new friends, although I think Jara was rather taken with the idea of becoming a police hound! (see photo!) Today Forager was called out on a search for a miniature pinscher thats been missing 5 days in Devon, weve been in regular cont
Jara had his first taste of the moor this week. With howling gale and heavy showers, fast moving sheep and some scary ponies, it was an interesting training session for him. Our target dog was "Tia" owned by Sally, and the did a 1.25 mile trail for Jara to follow. He managed it pretty well bearing in mind the wind and distractions. The map of his route is here
Forager has now started "Urban" trailing, and we hope this will allow us to get him into more built up urban areas to track missing dogs. his training continues and is quite intensive in terms of needing two extra volunteers in order that we can maintain safety on what are effectively public roads and pavements. if anyone is interested in helping with training we are always welcoming new volunteers and we can use you even if you only have one hour to spare now and then.