I´m Petra, a newbie in this community
, and will give a brief description of myself.
I haven´t been a long time in the SAR world, the first time it caught my interest was about 5 years ago since one of my colleagues had a search and rescue dog. Thanks to my colleague I got the opportunity to attend a few training sessions, and after that I was definately hooked - this was THE THING I wanted to do with my future dog
!! I had SAR in mind when I was looking for my future dog and about 4 years ago a little black male labrador(named Atlas) entered my home. I started our SAR-training and on his 2nd birtday he got his SAR-dog-certificate. We are nowadays training with Swedish international USAR-team (Swedish Interational Fast Response Team) and will also soon start our training to hopefully be a part of the search and rescue organisation for missing persons (contracted by the municipal rescue organisation or the police). We have also started a few IPO-R-competitions, among them a 4th place in the Swedish Championship for rubble Search an Rescue dogs.
I am glad I found this community and hope to learn a lot and to get to know a lot of interesting and nice persons.