Keith Taylor's blog


Well there has been a few changes since my last entry. I've retired Boone from live scent and moved him over to Cadaver search where he seems to be getting the hang of it. The new Dog Baren is now doing Live scent work with the team and is progressing right along, yesterday was a very good with the focus on bringing the training back to the basics and focusing on the 'fun and easy' side of this type of work. Baren is going to be a good search dog, but we have to remember to keep is fun and not skip any of the very important steps that are needed in his developement.

New members and upcoming CE

Last night we interviewed folks to become members into the group and decided to bring on all that interviewed, a total of six and these folks will become hiders for the group and in the future when the time is right they will be able to get their own dog. NDSD believes that it's very important to become an effective hider first, master that skill and this in turn will make you a much better dog handler. Also, we will be holding a CE on Nov. 8th and 9th with a training Mock test tomorrow for those members taking the CE.

Recent Trips

Well the last couple of weeks have been very busy traveling around the country. Boone and I traveled with Sean/Libby and Quincy/Athena to Indianapolis for the CP and training weekend. Very cold, about 25 degrees and snowing on arrival but warmed up to a balmy 39 the next day. With snow on the pile and a stiff breeze everyone hung in there and gave it their all. I have to say that Indiana Task Force really knows how to take a difficult situation and make it into something very special. A great time had by all.

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