Hi from South Australia

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Hi from South Australia

Postby James Bennett » Mon Sep 29, 2014 4:13 am

Hi Guys,
My name is James
saw the website and thought I would join up.

I am Living in South Australia, I volunteer with a Emergency Service, and I am currently working with a few people to set up a Search and Rescue Dog team.
Our team currently consist's of about 9 members and 9 Canines, we are a relatively new team with 2 members (including myself) that are undertaking a fairly intense but fun, year long course in canine behaviour and training program.

We have 5 members and canines that are on re-finds and are waiting to be assessed, with the remaining 4 still undergoing training.

The reason I found this site is due the the forums regarding Cadaver searches and Cadaver scent's, something that I plan on starting a training program for within the next 12 months.

oh and my partner in this quest is Delta, a 16 week old Long haired Weimaraner.
James Bennett
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Re: Hi from South Australia

Postby Judith » Mon Sep 29, 2014 11:53 am

Hi James
Welcome to the forum. I'm a member of Berkshire Search & Rescue Dogs (the hosts of this forum). We've been around since 2002 so there is quite a lot of experience and knowledge among our members. Feel free to ask any questions!
We don't actually have any cadaver dogs in training although we do have a drowned victim trainee, training to work from boats.
Are you currently training air scenting? It sounds like you are progressing well!
Quite rare to hear of a long-haired Weimie, let alone one who is training in SAR! One of our members has one but not in training.
The Forum has been a bit quiet recently so it's nice to have some new people on board.
Good luck and keep us informed!
Judith (with 5 year old air scenting operational collie cross Paddy)
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Re: Hi from South Australia

Postby James Bennett » Wed Oct 01, 2014 2:04 pm

Hi Judith,
Thank you for the welcome,
Yes we are currently training Air scent,
the Cadaver section of it will be from boat also, and a lot of work ahead of us, (as the cadaver part is to help find submerged victims) so a lot of working out speed of river, depth, range and coutures bends and so forth of the river to work out the location from Scent to Body.

I am looking forward to asking a heap of questions and getting to know every one =)
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Re: Hi from South Australia

Postby rich&sassy » Wed Oct 01, 2014 9:28 pm

Hi James and welcome to the forum.

Look forward to hearing how you get on [biggrin]

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Re: Hi from South Australia

Postby SallyM47 » Thu Oct 02, 2014 12:57 pm

Hello James

Welcome to the Forum - I'm sure you will find lots of answers on here already! It took me weeks to wade through as much as I could when I first joined, and I still find 'new' things from time to time...

We're a helpful, friendly bunch so ask away! And I'm sure we can also learn from you so do share with us the progress you make in your training!

Best wishes
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