4th Annual Search Dog Training Weekend



The 4th Annual Search Dog Training Weekend was held May 16-19, 2003 in Pope County, Arkansas. Base camp for the weekend was at Camp Caudle. The terrain in the area provided opportunities to train on a variety of obstacles. Some of the features around the training area include: Big Piney Creek, Little Piney Creek, Illinois Bayou, numerous other small creeks and streams, Ozark National Forest, Arkansas River, numerous hiking and camping areas, and urban areas.

K-9 teams from Arkansas, Missouri, Texas, Mississippi, and Tennessee attended the weekend. Support personnel for the weekend included students from the Arkansas Tech University Emergency and Administration Management program and members of the Pope County Office of Emergency Management. Training exercises held during the course of the weekend included scenarios in man-trailing, cadaver work, and air-scenting. Handlers and support personnel also had the opportunity to practice emergency K-9 first aid, navigational exercises, and radio communications. Handlers also had the opportunity to train with the Pope County OEM Dive team around Lake Dardanelle. Below are a few of the highlights from the weekend. Please email me to be added to the mailing list or to request additional information for next years training weekend.



Pictures from around Camp Caudle.





















































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