Golden Retriever at box

“What a CUTE puppy! Can I meet him? He’s so sweet!” After training numerous retrievers for SAR work I’m used to hearing this on a daily basis. Yes, it’s hard to find anything cuter than a Golden Retriever puppy. If you follow my personal Facebook page it’s currently filled with photos of a peacefully sleeping…

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My wise granny always says, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” In this case, when life gives you a training field covered in goose poop, time to make some great distraction training. The weather has been nice so our “guests” (approximately 15 or so geese) took off for the day leaving my North field…

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Black lab searching off nose of boat

In the final installment of our 4-part series on blue-green algae, CFTE Founder and K9 Handler Deana Hudgins shares practical tips for keeping your K9 partner safe while you continue to serve your community and respond to callouts. What do we know about blue-green algae? Now you know what blue green algae is, why it’s…

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Yellow lab being hosed off

In Part 3 of our 4-part series on blue-green algae, professor, decontamination expert, and FEMA Canine Search Specialist Dr. Erin Perry gives us best practices for decontaminating your dog when you suspect exposure. What considerations are there when decontaminating your dog? Best practices for decontamination include consideration of route of exposure, available supplies and time…

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In this 4-part series a few of our trusted experts have joined us to help get clear on the facts surrounding the recent deaths caused by blue-green algae and what you need to know to keep your dog safe when responding to call-outs. Today we welcome Wetlands & Streams Scientist and FEMA Canine Search Specialist…

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