Training on Cairngorm 12 – 14 May 2017

May training weekend  saw dogs and handlers training on and around Cairngorm. Young dogs in training spent a fine spring day on Cairngorm whilst fully trained dogs worked on woodland searches in Glen More. We welcomed a number of new dogs and handlers to training. Kate brought Bodie, a Springer Spaniel x Border Collie, and Will brought Jura, a Border Collie. Kate and Will are aspirant dog handlers and are from the British Association of Ski Patrollers. It was all new for them and we hope they enjoyed the weekend. They’ll be back at next training, so you should hear more about them in due course. Also new at the training weekend was Beck. She’s Fiona’s new puppy, a 16 week old Border Collie. Fiona is a qualified dog handler and so already has an older dog. It’s great to see current handlers getting a new pup to take over from the older dog in time.
On Saturday we spent the afternoon at Bristows’ base at Inverness airport. Bristows operate the Search & Rescue helicopters providing a vital service for Mountain Rescue Teams. We went through the essential aircraft familiarisation briefing and also caught up on the latest winching techniques and protocols. Many thanks to Bristows for going out of their way to make us welcome and spending time with our handlers to ensure they got what they needed from the training.
As the weather improves enjoy the mountains and stay safe out there.
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