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K9 Yodel

Coming Up for Air

Happy Half Birthday, Yodel boy!  Time is flying! I was hoping to be able to update the blog over the past few months, but search dog puppy mode takes no prisoners! Puppies are demanding little tyrants no matter the breed,…

The Dog

Some things are just meant to be. Welcome, Yodel!

Sometimes the universe works in mysterious ways. When we brought Rally into our lives it wasn’t just because we wanted another dog, but because I want to be a search dog handler… and you can’t be a dog handler…

The Dog

Goodbye, Rally.

It is with the heaviest of hearts that I share this update. As I write, Rally is laying next to me chewing a bone, one that she picked from the dog store at the conclusion of a tour of…

The Dog

K9 Nosework – Detection Work for Pet Dogs

A few months prior to getting involved with the search and rescue dogs, I started looking for resources that would help me understand how detection dogs work. Professional detection dogs are trained to use their noses to sniff out…

Rally sleeping on the front seat of the rental car.
The Dog

Meet Rally

Meet Rally, the newest member of the Hitchcock team. She’s a 9 week old Golden Retriever puppy who joins us all the way from Mexico, New York. As often happens in our life, I am a little bit surprised…

Life Post-Bus

2017 Updates + Future Plans

Hello, hello! I looked at my calendar a few days ago and saw that we are officially into double digit months. It seems like just last week that we were flip-flopping between chilly winter mornings and warm spring afternoons,…