2024 Workshops

Workshops offer
opportunities for every skill level of dog and handler.

Which workshop is right for you?

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Spike's School Handler Application


Disaster Response for
USAR Handlers
October 3-4, 2024


Disaster Response for
Wilderness Handlers
October 5-6, 2024

HRD Land - Large Source Workshops

These workshops are designed to provide a progressive training opportunity to expose yourself and your dog to large sources up to full sets of remains. Beginner will guide you through introducing your dog to large sources. Intermediate is designed for teams that are ready to move past exposure to guided searches. Advanced Scenarios gives you the opportunity to put your skills to the test with blind and know exercises that simulate real world searches. Click on a workshop below to learn more.

HRD Water Workshops

From beginning teams just starting out to advanced teams that are routinely responding to water searches, we have a workshop to meet your training needs. Beginner will teach you how to develop and implement a water search protocol for shoreline and introduce you to boat operations. Intermediate will focus on extending nose time on open water and shoreline searches, and effectively using search strategy. Advanced Scenarios will offer numerous opportunities for known and blind searches in moving and still water environments that simulate real world searches. Click on a workshop below to learn more.