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Sunkissed27f
10-18-2007, 02:54 AM
Upon checking my mail when I got home from work, I received a letter from the NASDA (http://www.nasdak9.org/) organization. I have been training my 2 dogs for years in Search and Rescue work. Some of the training was basic training, most of it was 'seeking'.

I queried the NASDA about becoming part of their team, I sent my dogs current credentials and they are willing to train me under their educational courses!!

Okay, so I am not a team member yet and it will be hard work, but my dogs have been nothing but the best and they love to work. This is my reward for them being such great dogs....finally a way for them to serve their community after years of hard work! I say that, but the hard part is just beginning!

melaniehoo
10-18-2007, 03:02 AM
Wow, that's really exciting! Good luck and keep us posted. I read a series awhile back (no clue what) about a woman who worked with her dog for search & rescue.

Very cool!

Rich
10-18-2007, 03:03 AM
NOble stuff, Sun. Wish you luck.

JLCwrites
10-18-2007, 03:06 AM
That's awesome!

mscelina
10-18-2007, 03:07 AM
way cool. good for you!

Sunkissed27f
10-18-2007, 03:23 AM
I am sooo stoked!!
Thanks!!
My oldest dog is 2.5 and she has been in training for the last 2 years.
My other dog is a year old and I have been training her since puppyhood.
My neighbors dog gets in on it too.
It's a lot of fun!!

A. Hamilton
10-18-2007, 04:51 AM
Very cool-have fun with it!

Susie
10-18-2007, 09:37 AM
That's wonderful! Congrats and sure hope y'all make it!

joyce
10-18-2007, 05:22 PM
That sound like a very cool thing....for you and the dogs. Good luck in making it and even if you don't surely nothing but good will come out of it. Who knows they might get to do a Lassie and find Timmy in the well. Keep us posted on what happens.

Rich
10-18-2007, 05:31 PM
My avatar dog is Jackie. She's a bit too lovable. I tried to make her a therapy dog (even took her to Bide-a-Wee for evaluation) but she's got this dog habit of jumping up at peoiple. She doesn't place her paws on a persons chest; she wraps her "arms" around the person and yet has a feather touch to the huggee. I can probably break her from that habit, but it's so unique that I feel I'd be taking away something she really enjoys. Other than that, she's well trained.

Rich
10-18-2007, 05:32 PM
Oh, and she's 70 pounds of dog now.

jodiodi
10-18-2007, 05:45 PM
Wonderful! Good luck.

Sunkissed27f
10-18-2007, 05:51 PM
Uuummm.....my Great Pyrenees did this and she weighs 110lbs @ 1yr.
After awhile it got to be not so cute any more!!
In her line of work I had to keep her from it.
I can't imagine her finding a victim and then trying to "hug" them. ;)
My neighbors dog is an older female lab named Sara Lee.
She does hospital and senior center work. I wouldn't mind doing that except I like to be on the move, and so do my dogs.
They're classed as Type 1 working class dogs, which means they need constant training and something to do.
Have you ever tried taking Jackie to a farm and letting her "herd" some animals? I bet she would enjoy it. That is if you can find a farm.
My sisters Newfoundland was herding chickens (I know....) in less than an hour, meaning she was a natural. They also have summer camps for working class dogs. You will have to excuse me when I say...if you have a dog classed as a working dog.......by all means give them something to do, they will love you for it even more. :) But that's just MHO.




My avatar dog is Jackie. She's a bit too lovable. I tried to make her a therapy dog (even took her to Bide-a-Wee for evaluation) but she's got this dog habit of jumping up at peoiple. She doesn't place her paws on a persons chest; she wraps her "arms" around the person and yet has a feather touch to the huggee. I can probably break her from that habit, but it's so unique that I feel I'd be taking away something she really enjoys. Other than that, she's well trained.

Rich
10-18-2007, 05:57 PM
I know what your saying.

Jackie, as far as vets and hair groomers can determine, she's probably half Standard Poodle and half Wheaten Terrier. There could be some dormant herding instinct from the Terrier end, but all she wants to do is hang out and look pretty.

She's a high maintenance dog.

Rich
10-18-2007, 06:32 PM
<a href="http://pets.webshots.com/photo/1114248540053135110FaJSsp"><img src="http://thumb10.webshots.net/s/thumb2/4/85/40/114248540FaJSsp_th.jpg" alt="008_019_0001"></a>

(I don't if this is going to work)

This is Jackie as a teenager, doing a moonwalk to entertain us.

sassandgroove
10-18-2007, 08:56 PM
My avatar dog is Jackie. She's a bit too lovable. I tried to make her a therapy dog (even took her to Bide-a-Wee for evaluation) but she's got this dog habit of jumping up at peoiple. She doesn't place her paws on a persons chest; she wraps her "arms" around the person and yet has a feather touch to the huggee. I can probably break her from that habit, but it's so unique that I feel I'd be taking away something she really enjoys. Other than that, she's well trained.I know. my puppy will jump up to love on us. I mentioned breaking her of it to Mr. Groove, and he said, "But it is the only way she has to love on us." So I let her jump on my lap. If I let her, she'd put her paws on my shoulders. She is ssssoooo Sweet. Rich, Jackie is beautiful and sounds like a wonderful Dog.

Sunkissed, I am glad for you and your dogs.

Jean Marie
10-18-2007, 09:13 PM
That's awesome, SK :D Congrats on doing that. I know what it takes to train pups for that kind of work, since I've trained pups for guide work...it's astounding what they're capable of!

The best Kola can do is, if we're hiking and I tell him to "Go find whatever" such as the car, he'll take me in the correct direction, which is pretty cool. It has come in handy a couple of times. He's the cute fella in my avatar :)

Again, major congrats to you...and they do love to have a job :D

larocca
10-18-2007, 09:14 PM
Here's a Milk Bone for you!

Seriously, have you ever eaten one? They're tasty. My buddy and I were munching on them over a game of D&D about 30 years ago, because we're old farts, and my doggie gave us the soulful stare that made us stop. Those were his Milk Bones.

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Sunkissed27f
10-18-2007, 09:33 PM
Here's a Milk Bone for you!

Seriously, have you ever eaten one? They're tasty. My buddy and I were munching on them over a game of D&D about 30 years ago, because we're old farts, and my doggie gave us the soulful stare that made us stop. Those were his Milk Bones.

Thanks to all!!

Umm no, no milk bones.
I do however LOVE LOVE LOVE the peanut butter dog cookies.
They look like Oreos just brown with peanut butter!

sassandgroove
10-18-2007, 10:55 PM
I tasted Leela's milk bone the other day. It wasn't bad. Not going to 'munch' on them though.