During a recent workshop one of the handlers asked me how I divided my time between water, disaster and land/wilderness HRD. I’ve been doing it so long I don’t spend much time consciously thinking about it anymore, but the truth is, it’s a balancing act. I firmly believe that a dog is capable of doing…

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two people in tyvek suits

FREE TRAINING WEEK #1 Welcome to the first installment of our free training series. While you and your dog are adapting to the new normal of sheltering in place and doing most of your training at home, we’ve got some great training coming your way. It will not only help keep you both in good…

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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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