20th IRO World Championship for Rescue Dogs

Our club representatives participated in the 20th IRO World Championships for Rescue Dogs where Estonian team was represented by dog handler Kadri Viljalo with dog Perri and Margot Luukas as a teamleader.The competition was held on 24-28th of September 2014 in Slovenia at Nova Gorica and Lokve area. Kadri and Perri participated in area search RH-FL category, where 51 starters ended up with 13 results. Unfortunately this time result was not achieved in area search by Estonian team because the seek time expired before finding the last victim, but obedience and dexterity performance succeeded very well.

In addition the competition was held in tracking and rubble search and during the event there was competing nearly 120 competitors.

More information can be found on the event from the official website:

http://www.iro-worldchampionship.org/

Estonian team in Opening Ceremony of the WCH

FRF-K9 mission readiness test in Finland 05.-07.09.2014

On 5-7th of September 2014 the dog handlers of the ESDC visited Finnish Rescue Team K9 dog training group and their annual missioon readiness test (MRT) test in order to examine the structure of the test, to assist as a victims and have trainings with dogs on rubble sites in Espoo, Vantaa and Helsinki.

Photos from the training and the event can be seen here!

FRF-K9 rescue dog team in work

ESDC summer days "Dessant 2014"

At the end of July Estonian Search Dogs Club had summer days. The event was held under the name "Dessant 2014 - a mobile rescue team" where two four-member teams had to pass the route Tapa - Lehtse - Rabassaare - Kõrvemaa lakes - Lake Sillaotsa – Lake Vene- Lake Kulli. The journey began in Tallinn starting from train journey to Tapa continued by 36-hour trip with dogs and equipment. During the journey the participants had to perform various search tasks, however there was also time for swimming in lakes and enjoying a beautiful nature of Kõrvemaa.

The event sees the pictures here!

Photos by Margot and Mihkel:

https://picasaweb.google.com/106484834134522229919/EOKKDessant2014#

Photos by Karin:

https://plus.google.com/photos/100494652880297745793/albums/6041482069462559329?banner=pwa

Photos by Ergo:

https://plus.google.com/photos/105953744675876279192/albums/6041159382124039185?banner=pwa

Thanks to the organizers, victims and helpers! It was a great event!

Team "Give me a Five" on the way