Our February training took place between the 16th-18th February in and around the Oswestry area.
All our pathways were covered during the weekend and we welcomed 12 dogs and their handlers for their continued NASDU accredited level 3 training.
Our Lead Instructor, David Jones, heads over to Ireland at the end of the month for continued training and instruction with members of Dublin & Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team and K9 Search & Rescue Northern Ireland.
In March we will be heading off to Anglesey for two 3 day sessions starting on the 15th March.
Here is a selection of photos from the training in Oswestry.
Last week we conducted two separate training sessions at our base in Penmaenmawr. Our first session took place between the 15th and 17th January and consisted of an assessment for dog handler Jacquie Wortley and her search dog Reya. We are delighted to announce that they were successful in their assessment and are now qualified for Cadaver (Land) detection work. Congratulations to you both on your achievement.
The other trainees in attendance this first session continued their work on developing and improving their skills in their given pathways.
Our second session took place between the 19th and 21st January and we welcomed 2 new trainee handlers, one who will be working on Cadaver (Land) and the other on Live Person (Air Scenting).
We managed 2 days of decent weather to give the new trainees a foundation in what they are expected to do for their chosen pathway but Sunday was more challenging with the imminent arrival of Storm Isha.
Again, a very successful week was had by all involved. We head off to Ireland on the 25th January for more training with Dublin & Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team and K9 Search & Rescue NI.
Here are a few photos from our training in Penmaenmawr.