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Behind The Scenes

Responding to a callout with our search dog is the culmination of years of training and thousands of ...
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It’s All About YOU

A few weeks ago I came to you live on Facebook from the hot and humid woods of ...

K9 Water Training – Where We Go Wrong

HRD Water workshops are among our most requested courses at CFTE. From beginner to operational teams, handlers are ...

It’s All About Balance

During a recent workshop one of the handlers asked me how I divided my time between water, disaster ...
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5 Day Trained Final Response Challenge

As defined by the Crime Scene/Death Investigation–Dogs and Sensors Terms and Definitions, ASB Technical Report 025, First Edition ...
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Let’s Talk: Networking With Agencies To Increase Callout Frequency

FREE TRAINING WEEK #5 Welcome to fifth installment in our free training series. There is more than just training ...
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Challenging Your Deployable Dog: Searches for Small Spaces

FREE TRAINING WEEK #4 Thank you for joining us for the fourth week of our free training series. ...
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K9 Decon: Your Partner’s Health And Safety Are On The Line

  FREE TRAINING WEEK #3 Welcome to third installment in our free training series. This week we are ...
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No! Don’t Touch That! (Stopping Unwanted Behaviors At Source)

FREE TRAINING WEEK #2 Welcome to the second installment of our free training series. We are here to ...
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K9 Search Response In The Era Of COVID-19

FREE TRAINING WEEK #1 Welcome to the first installment of our free training series. While you and your ...
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What A Cute Puppy!

“What a CUTE puppy! Can I meet him? He’s so sweet!” After training numerous retrievers for SAR work ...

When Life Gives You Lemons (aka field of goose poop)

My wise granny always says, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” In this case, when life gives ...
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Part 4: Blue-Green Algae & Your Search Dog

In the final installment of our 4-part series on blue-green algae, CFTE Founder and K9 Handler Deana Hudgins ...
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Part 3: Blue-Green Algae & Your Search Dog

In Part 3 of our 4-part series on blue-green algae, professor, decontamination expert, and FEMA Canine Search Specialist ...
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Part 2: Blue-Green Algae & Your Search Dog

In this 4-part series a few trusted experts will be joining us to help us get clear on ...

Part I: Blue-Green Algae & Your Search Dog

In this 4-part series a few of our trusted experts have joined us to help get clear on ...