7th Annual Search Dog Training Weekend

The 7th Annual Search Dog Training Weekend was held in Pope County, Arkansas the weekend of May 19-22, 2006.  
The terrain in the area provides opportunities to train on a variety of obstacles. Some of the features around the training area includes: Big Piney Creek, Little Piney Creek, Illinios Bayou, numerous other small creeks and streams, Ozark National Forest, Arkansas River, numerous hiking trails and camping areas, and urban/suburban work.  

A total of 18 K-9 teams attended the weekend from Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Texas, Kansas, and Illinois. Support personnel for the weekend included members of the Arkansas Alliance of Bloodhound Search Specialists, Pope County Office of Emergency Management, Arkansas Tech University Emergency Administration & Management Program and support members from various K-9 Units. 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 work with the Russellville Animal Clinic personnel on emergency K-9 First Aid, the AirEvac Lifeteam #22 based out of Paris Arkansas, and individuals from the Friendship Services Independent Living Program.

Group 1

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Group 3

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Last updated: 25 May, 2007
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