Hello from Shane-uk

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Hello from Shane-uk

Postby shane-uk » Thu Apr 19, 2012 12:35 pm

hello all

i met the team at the newbury showground earlier this month (april 2012) and was interested right away
i came home and have applied to join the team as a search dog handler

so abit about me
name: shane
job:prison officer/ specailist search team (DST)
location: basingstoke north hampshire
dog: 18mth female 3/4 collie 1/4 greyhound (picture below)
experience:trainned and worked dogs all my adult life, for general farm work and hunting, worked with prison search dogs and attended both passive and pro active training days, and attended HMRC(UK Border Force), North West Area Search Team (NWAST) and Hampshire Constabulary training days also i am Dedicated Search Team trained (Cat A searching both persons/Areas),i can map read but havent done it since i left the local cadet group but i guess it hasnt changed other than these new GPS gadgets so its easier
Hobbies:digital photography, webdesign, digital editing/graphics on the pc, country sports, shooting, being outdoors in the rain :) (not a fan of the sun sorry you sun lovers)



Re: Hello from Shane-uk

Postby Judith » Thu Apr 19, 2012 12:54 pm

Hi Shane

Nice to "meet" you. Look forward to meeting you in person at our next new member intake.

Megan looks lovely!

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Re: Hello from Shane-uk

Postby SallyM47 » Thu Apr 19, 2012 1:11 pm

Hello again Shane (and Megan)
I was on the stand at Newbury so met you on the day and remember Megan from her photo - she seemed a natural in her 'have-a-go' session. I have a springer spaniel called Poppy and have been a member since June last year. Welcome to the team, look forward to meeting you again soon!
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Re: Hello from Shane-uk

Postby shane-uk » Thu Apr 19, 2012 1:57 pm

thanks for the welcome
i am looking forward to coming to the training evenings but not sure if i need to wait for CRB clearance first or do i just turn up on a tuesday night

i have had a email welcoming me to berkshire search and rescue dogs and it tells me abit about the team and that to become a full member i need to do 12 training sessions and not to take my dog until week 10 i think it was

but if its just turn up now i have sent in my app then i may get to come on the 24th april :)

Re: Hello from Shane-uk

Postby rich&sassy » Thu Apr 19, 2012 2:48 pm

Hi Shane

We met on the Saturday at Newbury and Megan is definately a natural.

Newbie night is normally the 1st Tuesday of the month but I'll let the membership admin team confirm that [wink]

So glad you decided to give it a go - with your background you should really enjoy it.

Look forward to meeting you again - and Megan, I thought she was a lovely dog (especially the cuddles she gave me [biggrin] )

See you soon

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