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Just found out about the board and it looks good with some nice discussions already going.

I am in Fort Mill SC and a member of a K9 SAR team in the upstate.

Cyra- *was* my trailing dog (W German Working Lines) until she was diagnosed with HD - and she was certifiable - had a minor glitch is our January test and were prepared for a March test, but, oh well, stuff happens. She is doing water search training and it is not too hard on her joints - at least she is not showing any loss of drive or pain afterwards and we are cleared by her vet for this .... and we HOPE to be certified in about a month.

Grim is my new dog. Got him as a young 2.5 year old Czech GSD adult from a fellow in Wisconsin whose other dog absolutely despised him. Original thoughts were to do trailing with him, but our team has a number of excellent new dogs going through a training program and Grim tested out very nicely for detection work, so we are doing cadaver training with him.

I am a 50 year old grandma of 2 and the thought of water and cadaver is starting to sound pretty good to me anyway. Plus I get to be a victim for all the other dogs, so need to take some books and bug spray out in the woods on those weekend training sessions
 

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Nancy Jocoy said:
Just found out about the board and it looks good with some nice discussions already going.

I am in Fort Mill SC and a member of a K9 SAR team in the upstate.

Cyra- *was* my trailing dog (W German Working Lines) until she was diagnosed with HD - and she was certifiable - had a minor glitch is our January test and were prepared for a March test, but, oh well, stuff happens. She is doing water search training and it is not too hard on her joints - at least she is not showing any loss of drive or pain afterwards and we are cleared by her vet for this .... and we HOPE to be certified in about a month.

Grim is my new dog. Got him as a young 2.5 year old Czech GSD adult from a fellow in Wisconsin whose other dog absolutely despised him. Original thoughts were to do trailing with him, but our team has a number of excellent new dogs going through a training program and Grim tested out very nicely for detection work, so we are doing cadaver training with him.

I am a 50 year old grandma of 2 and the thought of water and cadaver is starting to sound pretty good to me anyway. Plus I get to be a victim for all the other dogs, so need to take some books and bug spray out in the woods on those weekend training sessions
Nancy, I'm happy to see you here. WELCOME! By "victim," do you mean you lie on the ground and get found? Are you supposed to be dead, or just in need of rescue?
 

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I don't THINK I stink enough for a dog to mistake me for dead.

I just mean go get lost and hang out while a trail ages and for a scent pool to develop - that could easily be 4 hours of hanging out.
 

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Hey Nancy! Glad to see you made it!
I can recall "hanging out" waiting to be found down by the Mississippi River. 3am, no moon. When I glanced up to see which dog was sniffing my foot :eek: it was a half grown coyote. Poor little guy is still probably running from my laughing so hard.
 

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Nancy Jocoy said:
I don't THINK I stink enough for a dog to mistake me for dead.

I just mean go get lost and hang out while a trail ages and for a scent pool to develop - that could easily be 4 hours of hanging out.
:lol: :lol: :lol: Sorry!

So what does the victim do for four hours of hanging out?
 

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Hanging out for hours:

Read, sleep (I have had some really good naps out in the woods, usually from reading to much :roll: :roll:

Tear bark off deadfall, look at wildlfe, play with bugs, dig in the dirt, once I dammed up a small stream (a skill acquired in early childhood but not put to use since then), etc. etc. -- You get to be 10 years old again.

The night ones - oh yeh I don't like those as much - walking through the woods at night no problem but I *have* gotten spooked especially if you flick on the headlamp and see a bunch of little eyes. So I guess it is a confidence builder (the daytime does not spook me)
 
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