I had a busy and enjoyable weekend helping the great folks at SARDA - the Search and Rescue Dogs Association – with their monthly training. Basically it involves settling down on a hillside somewhere with a bivvy bag, a book and a flask of tea and simply waiting for a dog to find you! Needless to say, liquid refreshements were also enjoyed on the Friday and Saturday nights
It was good to see so many new dogs doing well in the training. Corrie, the collie donated by children’s TV show Blue Peter, is turning into a great search dog. It’s great to think that some day these dogs will end up saving a life somewhere, often not even in mountainous terrain due to the increasing use of search dogs in urban and semi-rural settings.