Well, not really. Nothing is really exciting when it's below zero out (today it's in the 20's it's a heat wave!). Winter can move on any time now.
Earlier this month Peanut and I got an amazing opportunity to go try out for a K9 Search and Rescue team for our state. Now this team normally doesn't accept new dogs over the age of 2, and if you can believe it she is already 3 1/2, so to even have the opportunity to try out was awesome. Of course Peanut being Peanut does what she always does and blew their minds with her nose.
I tell you this dog is amazing and it blows my mind that she can do what she does. She needs some work and a lot of brushing up but we were invited to join their team and will be their only trailing dog on a team on 20+ Air Scent and Human Remains Detection (HRD) dogs. Seems like Tracking/Trailing dogs are rare in Michigan which is a shame. Yes Police K9's can track but unless taught they aren't scent specific but normally only follow the newest scent. Their skills are perfect for following someone who recently robbed a bank or made a dash out of a car on a traffic stop but a scent specific dog does better in large crowds and in areas where there is a lot of traffic.
So here we start a new chapter in our Search and Rescue career. Go Team Peanut!
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