Local Eagle Scout makes training better for SAR dogs

A local teen has designed and built an agility course for our local County SAR dog teams. He collected the materials from local businesses for this project, and was assisted by other volunteers, of various ages, in the actual building.

https://mailtribune.com/news/happening-now/new-jackson-county-obstacle-course-prepares-search-dogs-for-the-unpredictable

This agility course will be invaluable to the training of our local SAR dogs, just by exposing them to the various surfaces that they may encounter on actual search missions. As we all know, waiting until a dog first encounters something new on an actual search, is definitely not the ideal way to train.

I highly encourage anyone to go out and volunteer with your local Search & Rescue team. It is very satisfying and fulfilling.