|08-26-2013 03:12 PM|
Yeah, I am not sure if my physical condition will let me get back into SAR, I don't want to be a burden or threat to the mission. I've been battling the back and knee issue for too long and it turned out that I'm running around with a herniated disc for quite a while and now Sciatica on top, there is no way I can be out there in the woods without becoming a subject myself so using common sense and being out of commission is the way to go.
But that doesn't mean I can't keep training, especially now that I actually have access to the complete spectrum for HRD.
It's ironic how the cards are played. Two years ago I wish I had that access and now that I'm out of commission I've got access and credible people to work with...
I thought about Bed Bugs too, especially here in New York, the feeding though... ugh...
|08-26-2013 02:44 PM|
Sweet! Congrats for him!
I am glad to have made some connections in NC to get some better "big stuff" training on a more frequent basis. There may be 3 hour drives several weekends a month but if you are going to do this you need to do it right or not at all.
|08-26-2013 02:34 PM|
A fellow cop and friend of mine in Lousiana. We train together some and he trains hard and this is the results. Not the dog's first recovery. This always helps the credibility of HRD dogs
Body found, believed to be kidnapping victim Tony Procell - KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana News Weather & Sports
|08-26-2013 02:27 PM|
|jocoyn||I know a SAR person in VA who does this. It may mean a "road trip". Would like to meet her anyway in person. I am reading a lot of issues with false indications. HR would be good prep because we have so many "similar" substances to deal with and still have the whole legal issue of not talking your dog into indicating.|
|08-26-2013 01:51 PM|
|ladylaw203||I have a friend that does bed bug detection. yes the feeding procedure um. I dont think I could do it. And with my luck they would escape....LOL|
|08-26-2013 10:24 AM|
I am seeing more and more people swinging back round to an aggressive alert, BTW.
Just had a little border terrier in our seminar that was quite nice and a scratch indication would be a natural there. .I am hoping to get one in about 6-9 months...OTOH I may just try doing bedbugs or something fun with it (though "feeding" the bedbugs...mmmmm...and even keeping them.....oh, who knows?) Putting out leads now for one. Would like to give it a go.
My long term goal is one more GSD in 2017 then I am done with larger dogs, maybe even doing HR....In 2025, I will be 70 and that will probably be long enough!
|08-26-2013 09:52 AM|
Not a Police Officer, but I have learned something today. Very interesting proffesional discusion. Thanks!
|08-26-2013 09:20 AM|
|jocoyn||The advice I have received most consistently is to speed up with my dog when working a vehicle or wall and not hold him back. Makes sense when you look at the pace they work without you.|
|08-26-2013 09:09 AM|
Then you are saying you never plan to deploy the dog? If that is the case fine. Realize that the discussion was based on the theory that you would which means the dog's final trained response could wind up being scrutinized in court
Again a dog with the proper drive and properly trained under most circumstances does not need to be continously directed. if he does,something is wrong. I work RAMs at checkpoints. Sometimes I hook them up due to traffic. I give the search command,loose leash and follow my dog. my dogs are trained to work a pattern around a vehicle.
|08-25-2013 06:07 PM|
Anyhow, I may never certify a dog due to my physical condition, doesn't mean I can't train them and learn as much as possible from her.
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