K9 Team Water Training

The K9 Team held water human remains detection (HRD) training Saturday in Gem County.  The training was organized and run by Julie, who is a National Search Dog Alliance (NSDA) evaluator.  Andy’s new boat, with it’s low profile, is ideal for this type of training, as the dogs can get their noses close to the water while searching for the source.  He also installed a carpeted platform in the bow, which gives the K9s a stable, flat surface to work from. His boat will get a lot of use this summer as some teams prepare for water certifications in late June, and teams new to the discipline gain exposure to this specialized skill.  The dogs and handlers loved spending a hot day on the water.  Participating K9s: Cricket (seen in the photo), Libby, Watson, Riffle and Yoki.2014.06.07_water training

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