Training Weekend 9th & 10th August 2014

August training took place at Lochgoilhead.  It was a very successful weekend, with two handlers and dogs achieving novice search dog grade. Well done to Alasdair and Torin, and Paul and A’Ghlas Bheinn (Glash). Around 60 hours later we learned that Paul and Glash had located a missing person in the Kintail area.  Talk about fast work!  Congratulations to them.

 

 

Paul and Glash

Paul and Glash

Alasdair and Torin

Alasdair and Torin

Full search dogs had a good run out with splendid weather on Saturday which we were grateful for,  as we held the SARDA Scotland barbecue that evening. Many thanks to Ken and Moira for being such good hosts.

Handlers and volunteers relax in the evening sunshine

Handlers and volunteers relax in the evening sunshine

‘Puppy School’ currently has one pupil, Clova, who is now beginning to work larger areas.  Felix (pictured below) is our newest recruit and will begin training when he is a little older.  At present, he is a feisty four month old, and is already socialising well with the other dogs, and playing confidently with our volunteers.  Needless to say that there are always plenty of willing helpers for that particular job.

Felix hitches a lift

Felix hitches a lift

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