Any dog, regardless of breed, can be trained to find missing people. It is great fun and dogs love it. This Search and Rescue weekend will focus on;
- Motivation: why do they do it?
- Scent: what is it and how do they find it?
- Indication: how do they tell you that they have found something?
- Working your dog: how can you be sure that it has searched everywhere?
- Give it a go and see what happens
Sessions will be predominantly outdoors so sensible footwear and clothing is recommended.
Dogs must be on lead at all times when not working please. Attendees without dogs are welcome and can take part as “missing” people or dogsbodies!
Dogs do not need to be highly trained, however, as most work is off lead, a good recall is desirable. The field we’ll be searching is fully secure and free from livestock. Dogs must be happy and sociable with people – they will be searching for them as part of the weekend and must be comfortable to approach and interact with their ‘finds’.
Cost £150 for the weekend as a handler, including refreshments. Please bring your own lunches. Spectators: £60
All attendees will be given access to a private Facebook group to support the weekend.
10am – 5pm (approx) Saturday and Sunday.
We can also arrange a meal on the Saturday night.