On the 27nd of March and 2nd of April the training days to the search and rescue dog teams dedicated to area search were held at Vääna in Harju county. The trainer was a Dutch dog trainer Teus Tijsseling. During the days 12 dog teams participated.
The content and purpose of the training days:
- Components of the successful search work: carrying out a search task, scent work and alerting;
- Practical exercises to introduce new training methods and solutions that fits dog-handler combination;
- Motivational training for the dog;
- Dog teams will get an individual feedback about the strengths and the sides to be improved, as well about possible bottlenecks and setting up further training objectives.
Photo by Merike Võsu