Listen as I chat with veterinarian Dr. Alexis Newman about critter hazards you might encounter in the woods. Dr. Newman is a veterinarian from Illinois. We talk about skunks, and what to do if your dog encountes a skunk.We also talk about porcupines, discussing facts, busting a few myths, and what you should do if your dog is quilled. At the end of the podcast we talk about a few miscellaneous animal hazards.
Episode 55 of the National search Dog Alliance Podcast for November 15, 2017 is a chat with Steve Snell of Gun Dog Supply about e-collars. Have you ever wondered about using an e-collar to communicate with your dog, but weren't sure how to get started? Learn more by listening as Steve and I discuss topics including how to select an e-collar, how to get started using an e-collar, figuring out the proper stimulation level, momentary versus continuous stimulation, and using tone or vibration. We also talk about the Garmin alpha, a combination GPS and e-collar device.
This episode is part 2 of my conversation with Vynn Stuart about getting started in water search and rescue. Some of the topics covered include handling your scent sources, whether a boat is necessary, search strategy considerations, canine indications, drowning victims, to use or not to use divers in training, and record keeping.
In this podcast I chat with Vynn Stuart about getting started in water search and rescue. This is part 1 of the interview, so be sure to come back next month for the second half of our conversation.
Vynn is a canine handler with decades of experience in many search and rescue disciplines. In this first episode we start by talking about what you should know as a handler, what your dog should know, water safety issues, and how to communicate to your dog that scent can come from under the water.
When I first became a civilian search and rescue volunteer, it never occured to me that legal issues might be involved. When I learned that I needed to take crime scene preservation training, I realized that search could involve the law. My originally scheduled speaker wasn't able to participate as planned. So I turned to Dr. Greg Henry, an emergency room physician with extensive legal experience, to record a podcast discussing general legal issues: What is a deposition? How should you prepare? How should you handle yourself when a question is confusiing or unclear? What are some things to avoid?
Listen to Episode 51 for a conversation with FEMA disaster canine handler Eric Darling. Eric starts by telling us about his canine partner - how he came to be be his partner, his alert, and his reward - followed by a discussion about some disaster search topics. What is a rubble pile? How do you keep both handler and dog safe? What other skills might a disaster canine team need? We also talk about the agility and obedience requirements for a FEMA canine. Finally Eric discusses his company Superfit Canine.
In Episode 50 of the National Search Dog Alliance Podcast for March 15, 2017, I discuss scenarios straining with K. T. Irwin. Learn about the planning and thought process that goes into setting up top-notch search training scenarios for canine teams.
In this podcast episode I speaak with Peter Kick who wrore the book Desperate Steps, tales of true wilderness mishaps in the the northeastern US. We talk about a few of the cases in Peter's extensively researched book. There are lessons not only for individuals, but also for search and rescue organizations.