By Jon Chapman
As well as our normal air scenting search dogs, we are at Crufts, promoting the new Search Dog Heroes project with Missing People. This Search Dog Heroes project will deliver awareness to thousands of families nationally whose loved-ones are living with dementia, learning disabilities or mental health problems; all of which are linked with high risk disappearances, by delivering educational tools to advise on how to prevent disappearances and how to prepare for them. This includes how to capture a person’s scent and safely store it in case the worse happens, through a designed scent toolkit.
Find out more: https://searchdogheroes.org.uk/
We are in Hall 3 at Crufts on stand number 110
There will be search dogs that you can come and visit on the stand all day and we also have demos in the main arena on Saturday 9th at 11:30 and on Sunday 10th at 12:15.
And lastly, a huge thanks from me and the LR team. Sponsorship like yours really helps to keep these dogs out working night and day when requested by the Police.
Sponsorship – Lowland Rescue Search Dog Department
*Remember, you can pick up a free goody bag including a sample of our exciting new hypo-allergenic All-Rounder food from the Lowland Rescue team on stand 3-110
Posting by Karen Satterley
Thank you again for your kind donations to Second Chances.
Between both Tayside events we were thrilled to raise £476.74. The
Dundee show was unusually quiet, possibly the rotten weather forecast
put competitors off travelling from far away. We were lucky though and
had no rain at all :-) With Dundee being quieter than usual we have
several lovely prizes left, but they will be used in our very first
Christmas prize draw, so nothing will go to waste.
I shall forward you on our autumn/winter newsletter when it comes out.
Thank you again for your support, we couldn't fundraise without the
generosity of companies like CSJ. You are wonderful.
Posting by Georgina Armstrong
This weekend, Tulla travelled up to the Lake District to take part in a talk and demo for the LDMRSDA seminar 2016.
Along with DVSD dog handlers Dave Marsh and Mike Dermody, we explained the ins and outs of’ Drown Victim search’ and then did a demo showing the very start of training, to a boat search.
It is important for other Search and Rescue teams to see and understand what these dogs can do, so they feel educated enough to call on us in a live search situation.
We were made very welcome and are hoping to organise a training weekend with the Lakes team later this summer.
Jenny Brown, a very successful canicrosser does amazing work searching for lost dogs with her dogs Tiga and Yogi.
In the photo, you can see a beagle being reunited with her owners after Tiga found her.
“If you have a box of tissues just look at the video clip of a Dooley a puggle we helped over the phone to reunite after 13 days – I was grounded with a broken hand and so advised Dooley all the way back! You can hear their 2 year old son guiding him back!”
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“Dooley the elusive Puggle, went missing for 12 days, so many sightings, so many times you ran scared, so many miles you covered until experience took control. Your owners listened, you were then allowed to chill and stayed in one area for a few days. The stake out began and it was 2 year old Jack that was the star. He walked round singing Happy Birthday, dragged Dooleys lead in one hand and a fist full of chicken in the other and it wasnt long before Dooley came and ate the chicken – game over!
Tiga and Yogi are still totally amazing me – a beagle was put in a horsebox at the beginning of a journey, by the end of the journey the beagle was not in the box but the jockey door was open. So the beagle had jumped out or fallen out somewhere along the journey. 4 days later Tiga went to track and found the beagle safe!
“Yogi tracked a lakeland terrier to a badger sett and shouted down it – a few hours later the dog came out!” Jenny Brown
Look out for Jenny Brown and Tiga at a new event in Hampshire in August and in Kent in September 2016. They are raising awareness in remembrance of Si & Cush’s charity war dogs.
Find out more about Jenny Brown on our website
Read the latest newsletter from the Second Chances German Shepherd Rescue.
More Search and Rescue news on our website