Training Weekend January 2015 – Ballachulish

We were based at Ballachulish for the second training weekend this month. This was the penultimate training weekend before the annual course takes place in March. ┬áHandlers, volunteer ‘bodies’ and dogs headed to Glen Coe on Saturday and trained in challenging conditions in driving snow. It was a difficult enough task in itself for our volunteers to make their way in the deep snow to find a place to lie out for the day; but one got stuck in a bog and another fell in a hole up to her waist in icy water! ┬áThere was a delay as we dried them both out and warmed them up before training began.

Sunday was a lovely ‘blue sky’ day with light winds and sunshine reflecting off the snow. The sun on our backs seemed to make training less challenging than the day before.

All the dogs going for assessment are doing well.



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