As some of our followers will have seen we have just held our delayed Annual Assessment Weekend over the weekend of the 30th Oct – 1st Nov, and are delighted to report that 5 dog teams have been upgraded to Novice Status.
After some of the wildest conditions we have trained or assessed in, in recent years. Search dogs Pippa, Meg, Conival, Rhona and Cridhe (and of course their handlers) have all be awarded Novice status. Thanks goes out to many people for supporting the dog teams in their months of hard work and training to get them ready for assessment. But special thanks this weekend goes to the assessors (including 2 external assessor from Lake District Mountain Rescue Search dogs and Mountain Rescue Search Dogs England) for standing out in all weathers and of course our super dedicated bodies for laying out on the hill for hours on end!