K9 & Handler

Congratulations Suzanne and Kili!

Suzanne Elshult and K9 Kili recently passed their National Search Dog Alliance recertification in Human Remains Detection. We are so proud of this dedicated and talented team! Suzanne and K9 Kili also have a certification in Historical Human Remains Detection from the...

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Grant Received!

We are so honored to be selected for a grant from the Corey Borg-Massanari Foundation to support our Snow & Avalanche Training being held in January, 2023! This project is funded in part by the Initiative Foundation, a regional community foundation. We are so...

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New Certification

Congratulations to CSD Member Chris Terpstra and K9 Makalu on their recent certification in Human Remains - Open Water/Shoreline! Chris and Makalu add this new certification to their others which include Airscent, Avalanche and Human Remains - Land. This versatile...

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Workshop with K9Sensus Foundation is a Wrap!

3 days of learning over in a flash!  We were so pleased to bring Robin Greubel with the K9Sensus Foundation to the Pacific Northwest.  K9 teams and auditors worked hard to improve their skills and we all got to enjoy the company of great people and wonderful dogs! We...

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Congratulations!

On September 17, 2022 CSD Members Suzanne Elshult with K9's Keb and Kili, and Dan Merrifield with K9 Belle, passed their third party Canine Forensics Foundation Historical Human Remains Detection certification! This kind of work requires fine gridding and dogs trained...

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Heat Injury in Working K9s

As the temperature heats up, be sure that you have a good working knowledge of how to prevent and treat heat injury in your K9. This article reprinted with permission from HRD Specialized K-9 Training has excellent information to help you keep your K9 safe during the...

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Advanced Markers & Reward Systems Seminar is a Wrap!

We were thrilled to host the Advanced Markers and Reward Systems seminar taught by Jo Huxel of Wildfang Canine Consulting. The class was filled with “ah ha” moments, deep thinking about how we communicate with our dogs and applications of multiple maker systems,...

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K9 Keb Made the Semi-Finals!

Congratulations to K9 Keb who made it into the semi-finals for the American Humane Hero Dog Awards as one of three dogs in the Search and Rescue category! The American Humane Hero Dog Awards is an annual, nationwide competition that recognizes the heroes on both end...

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Big Congratulations!

Congratulations to Janiece Miller & K9 Parker (right) and Candice Church & K9 Mo (left) for successfully passing their Foundation Skills Assessment (FSA)! The FSA is the first of two tests on the path to becoming a certified Disaster Search and Rescue K9 Team....

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Upcoming Airscent Workshop

K9 Airscent Workshop April 29 - May 1, 2022 Wallowa, OR CSD member Chris Terpstra along with Matt Kozma from Chelan County Search Dogs will be instructing at a K9 Airscent Workshop in Wallowa, Oregon. Registration/Questions: hollyakenson@gmail.com Date: April 29 - May...

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