June Training Weekend Ballachulish

The training weekend was eventful before it even really started with SARDA Scotland search and rescue dog Mac and his handler Jonah locating a missing person on Skye on Friday. Well done to them both.

mac

We arrived at Ballachulish to a welcoming committee of midges on Friday but thankfully a breeze kept them away for the rest of the weekend and as an added bonus, and despite threatening clouds overhead, the weather remained dry and warm.

We were very happy on Sunday morning to learn that  Meagaidh, pictured below with her handler Tom, has achieved novice dog status, and will now be added to the call-out list. Congratulations to them both! tom and Meagaidh

The young dogs continue to progress well and the two puppies in ‘Puppy School’ are growing very quickly!  The volunteers who help to train the young dogs get plenty of exercise trying to keep up with them,  as do their handlers. When the dogs begin to search larger areas, their handlers have to attempt to keep up with them!

 

 

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