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02-15-2014 09:17 AM
David Winners Good luck DutchKarin!

Nice looking dark brindle.

I appreciate what you guys do.
02-15-2014 09:09 AM
DutchKarin Thank you Richter21!
We are working on adding in an alert/indication now. Also getting him exposed to cadaver sources. I train once a week with the teams and then try to do stuff on my own during the week. I'm not going to call Tygo "bottled lightening", tho I love the term. For a Dutch, I think he has a good off button, but I can tell that he loves a job.

We should become "apprentices" next month when Tygo turns 9 months we can start getting our sign offs, all 10,000 of them. ;-)

Best to everyone.
02-14-2014 01:36 PM
Richter21 Welcome! We have a Dutchie on our team and she is like bottled lightning, wow is she smart too. Your boy is very handsome. I have a feeling we might be at around the same milestones with our pups. Richter is 1 but only started when he was 6 months (team policy). So any questions feel free to pm me.
01-20-2014 06:38 PM
DinoBlue Beautiful dog! I have to date only met one Dutchie working in SAR, so it will be fun to follow your journey!

I have always been a German Shepherd girl, and my current wilderness trained dog is a GSD, but I will confess that my up and coming USAR dog (that will also be trained for wilderness) is a Malinois. Having lots of fun with her but so different from any GSD I have ever worked with.
01-20-2014 06:02 PM
wyoung2153 I didn't actually mean to get into it the way I did. I'm in the military and when I was in Germany I got deployed.. Titan was a year old and a friend of mine watched him for me. She was doing light SAR training with her lab and brought titan along.. he apparently did so well she begged me to keep coming. I talked with the German trainers and they encouraged it. When I move to FL I searched for MONTHS for a good team and stumbled upon this one.. and they have brought me further than I ever thought I'd go.. very thankful I continued it and plan on certifying!

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01-20-2014 03:14 PM
NancyJ I was as well when I started. I waited till my kids were in high school once the older one got old enough to cart her sister around

There was not a lot of SAR going on when I was younger but when my kids were little I got interested because I was doing sport tracking (something I could do on the weekends as a break from the kids (stay at home mome)) and met some SAR folks then met them again at a demo they did at my younger daughter's preschool. We talked about time and money commitments and I knew then I would have to wait. ....
01-20-2014 02:30 PM
DutchKarin So wish I could have started this as a younger person. While I still feel young in my head, I'm well in to middle age. Freaky to say that!
01-20-2014 01:21 PM
wyoung2153 That makes me happy
01-20-2014 01:13 PM
NancyJ She is - I think she is hooked for life.
01-20-2014 01:09 PM
Originally Posted by jocoyn View Post
One of our former teammates was certified CARDA and had her first find In California. She had trained with us through college then joined the USAF and was moved to CA for basic training.

We saw her go from being a little 17 year old student to being a dog handler and now an RN who has served in a hospital in Afghanistan. She is now serving in England and on a team there.
That's so awesome! Is she still serving? and does she still do SAR work?
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