This weekend I am down at Fort Williamwith SARDA SCOTLAND on their Annual Assessment. The dogs, handlers and bodies work so hard to get the Dogs and handlers assessed. They had already completed a full days assessment when I arrived at the evening meal. Then they all had a briefing and a if lucky a bit of time before the evening meal. There was a few tired folk last night.
I am amazed by the commitment of all these involved. Training a dog and it’s handler is a very time consuming job. We had some great tales of rescues and finds-by the dogs from all over Scotland. As the President of SARDA Scotland it humbling to see them all again.
Today it’s more of the same this time the Assessments are being held in Glen Nevis.I hope the weather holds for all.I will visit all the areas the dogs are working in.
It’s good to meet up and share a couple of days with them all. A huge thanks to all the Assessors. Committee, dogs,handlers and bodies that have a long day waiting to be found by the dogs.
SARDA Scotland (SCIO) is a Scottish charity which trains dogs and their handlers to search for missing persons.
We are part of Scottish Mountain Rescue. Our dogs and handlers support Mountain Rescue Teams in their search for missing people and the Police in searching for vulnerable missing people. The handlers are all volunteers.
We cover all of Scotland, 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.
We are supported by Burns Pet Nutrition and St John Scotland. We are members of Scottish Mountain Rescue.
To donate to SARDA Scotland, please visit our Just Giving page.
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