Introduction to Water Recovery for K9s
June 8-10, 2018
Have you ever considered doing water recovery with your K9 partner? Do you have a K9 that has started on water recovery, but you would like more repetitions working from a boat and using large HRD sources? This is the seminar for you!
This workshop presents an introduction to water recovery for K9s with an emphasis on shaping an indication from a boat using divers. Basic search strategies for water search will be emphasized. It is also a valuable workshop for intermediate K9s who need more foundational repetitions working from a boat and using large HRD sources.
- Water safety for K9 SAR scenarios
- Introduction to shaping an indication from a boat.
- Reinforcing comittment to HRD odor in a water context using large HRD sources.
- Teaching your K9 partner to 'drive the boat'
- Search strategies for various types of water environments (lakes, rivers, etc..)
- Strategies for shoreline searches.
Kim Cooper, Ottawa Valley Search and Rescue Dogs
Joan Brehm, McLean County Emergency Management Agency, K9 Operations Team
When: June 8-10, 2018
(Event Hours: 0900-1700 Friday, Saturday; 0900-1300 Sunday)
Where: Flagstaff, AZ
Cost: $275 per handler with dog; $150 per handler without dog.
Lunch will be included Friday and Saturday on site.