Search And Rescue Seminar - 2 days
Developing the Canine and Handler Team
Venue: Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground, Lutterworth, Leics, LE17 5QS
Dates: 3rd and 4th June 2019
Presenter: Adrienne Wisok MS CVT CPDT-KA
Adrienne is based is Detroit, USA and is the Education Manager for The National Search Dog Alliance of the US
This is an excellent 2 day course for anyone interested in Canine Search and Rescue work and a rare opportuntiy to learn from a Search and Rescue expert specially flown in from America by The UK College of Scent Dogs!
Each day will be a combination of theory presentation and Hands-on practical exewrcises.
Attendees do not bring a dog to the course, pratical aspects will be demonstrated by our SAR canine and handler demonstration training team.
- Anatomy of a scent
- Overview of different types of SAR in the US
- Human skills in US wilderness SAR
- Orienteering/map and compass
- Survival skills
- Training progression for area search dogs
- Map and compass practice
- Begin training bringsel alert
- Start search training
- Multiple victim hides
- Scent theory
- Setting search sectors
- Probability of detection
- Search patterns
- Walkthrough search scenario
- Steps in advancing training
- Problem-solving search behavior chains
- Adding bringsel alert to search
- Extending search
- Employing search strategies
- Setting up search sectors based on environmental conditions
Adrienne Wisok MS CVT CPDT-KA
While working towards her first bachelor’s degree in biochemistry at University of Michigan, Adrienne started working as a veterinary assistant in 1993. In 1994, she moved to emergency veterinary medicine and stayed working in that capacity for the next 20 years, during which she finished another bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology from Portland State University and sat for her national exam to be a Certified Veterinary Technician. In 2000 after finding a dog abandoned in a local park; an energetic young dog that needed a job; she discovered her love of Search and Rescue
. They became a certified search team in 2002 through the Oregon State Sheriff’s Association, eventually finding 13 people lost in the woods in the Pacific Northwest over 5 years.
Adrienne has continued her Search and Rescue work and is now training her fourth area search dog with Michigan Search and Rescue, as well as being the Education Manager for the National Search Dog Alliance.
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