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05-26-2015 04:51 PM
Hineni7 She is so lean!! Just like my girl (almost greyhound lean lol).. Awesome pic!
05-26-2015 01:26 PM
Originally Posted by DinoBlue View Post
Etta and I made the online addition of the paper
Very cool. Congrats. There is some rule around here that if you make the paper or TV you have to buy everyone on the team a beer. Something like that. ;-)
05-26-2015 01:17 PM
jocoyn Awesome. Great Pix.
05-26-2015 11:50 AM
wyoung2153 Wow Dino!!! That is awesome!!! What a great shot too! super cool
05-26-2015 11:43 AM
DinoBlue Etta and I made the online addition of the paper
05-26-2015 03:19 AM
wyoung2153 Most definitely have to be in shape! Ha! Now the nagivation is essential too, but I cannot claim I excelled at that. I was getting better before I left the team, but if/when I start up again, I will have to be more proactive in that area. Give me a map, and I'm good. No map.. no good, lol.

Graychamp, Emma is so adorable! She looks ready to go!! Can't wait to read about your progress!
05-21-2015 02:37 PM
Hineni7 I think you have to be very fit (determined, hardworking, and enjoy the outdoors alot) to do any SAR work, especially with dogs, lol... I was in good shape before, but Areli (trailing dog) has really really gotten me in good shape. Akivah is area (both are starting HRD) and so I can catch my breath a bit more at times... Navigation is imperative (and fun!) for any discipline and it's awesome that your sponsors were so upfront, and yet supportive

11mos...just a smidgen younger than Areli. She took to it like it is her life blood, lol... Akivah gets excited and loves to play/work. Areli lives and breathes the scent, she is intense and focused, driven and loving every minute of it. So much fun to watch them work.. I am constantly n awe of their abilities and discernment... I am blessed - and I can see you are too
05-21-2015 02:07 PM
DutchKarin My two sponsors are very fit men with 10 and 15 years experience. When they approached me to say they would take me on as an apprentice (first I felt honored because they are very well respected both within CARDA and with outside agencies), they told me quite seriously that I had to be in shape, my dog had to be in shape and I must know navigation well. If not, they would dump me. hahaha.... because we are all wilderness area dogs, well for the most part, we do navigation training every time we meet. Good thing I love it; I'm a total map nerd.

Best of luck with that little on Graychamp. Beautiful pup.
05-21-2015 12:47 PM
Originally Posted by Hineni7 View Post
Emma looks cute in her molle vest! How old is she? Are you doing area search with her, HRD, or trail (or do you know yet, lol)?
Thanks! She is 11 months. She'll be doing HRD and Trailing. When we first went to see if she'd be a good fit she absolutely loved it all. Can't wait to formerly start.
05-21-2015 12:03 PM
DinoBlue I guess I should consider myself lucky in that we have quite a few SAR groups around this area (VA, MD, DC) with plenty of training opportunities and plenty of people willing and able to help setup map and compass training and SARTECH II tests.

My training for the past year or so has been completely all about USAR but since we passed our cert, we will now go back and get the wilderness certification all done. Goes much quicker when you only have to worry about your dogs cert and not your own.
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