Starting a series of portraits of some of the teams in Southwest Search Dogs, the volunteer K9 Search Dog group of which I am a member.
Koda is in training to be an Area Search dog. Area Search dogs work off leash and look for any human in a specific area. Once they find their subject, they come all the way back to the handler and indicate that they have made the find, then they lead the handler back to the subject. Often, they make several back and forth trips, because they are so much faster than the handler.
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Same dog, different handler. Schantiel is married to Bret and is also working Koda toward certification in Area Search. Even though they are both working the same dog, they will each have to get the same sign-offs and pass the same tests as anybody else.
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