Training & Education

Save the Date!

We are pleased to bring Denise Alvord back to the Pacific Northwest for a 3 day "Trailing Foundations to Strengthen Accuracy and Performance" Workshop, April 1-3 in Snohomish County, WA. This workshop will be limited to 6 working spots to ensure quality time for each...

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SAR K9 Fitness Live Launch Party!

Join CSD Member Trina Eddy, owner and dog trainer at A Canine Experience Inc. to learn how to implement an effective fitness program for your SAR K9 in as little as 15 minutes a day, even if you are on the road. Program is March 1, 2023 at 3PM PST. During this live...

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New Grant Received!

We are so pleased to receive a grant from The Creag Foundation to support our in-person training and education program! We feel very strongly about bringing the very best Master Trainers to the Pacific Northwest so that local K9 SAR teams can continue to learn and...

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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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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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Our Most Recent Online class

We were excited to host Eric Rosenberg of the WA State SAR Planning Unit in presenting the online Practical SARTopo for Field Responders class. This class is designed to arm field responders with practical SARTopo knowledge as SARTopo and the accompanying CalTopo app...

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We’ve Received a Grant from the Tulalip Tribe!

We are so grateful to have received a grant from The Tulalip Tribe to support our workshop this summer. We will be bringing in 2 Master Trainers from the Center for Forensic Training and Education to work with local search dog teams! It is this type of community...

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CSD Members Presenting at State Conference

UPDATE: The 2022 WA State SAR Conference has been cancelled. Several CSD Members will be doing presentations at the WA State SAR Conference, June 23-26, 2022. Jessi Beyer will be presenting Trauma in SAR Volunteers: Ways to Care for Yourself and Your Teammates. Guy...

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Hold the Date – 2023 K9 SAR Snow Training

Jan. 27 - 29, 2023 at Paradise, Mt. Rainier Up to 12 participants (10 working spots) Registration cost $50. Registration will open 10/31/2022. DEM/Insurance required for dog & participants; participants must have all required safety gear and be current with...

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Clandestine Graves & Cold Case Searches Workshop

Recently we welcomed Paul Martin of HRD Specialized K-9 Training Est. 2002 to the Pacific Northwest for a Clandestine Graves & Cold Cases K9 Sar workshop.  12 handlers and their K9 partners from throughout Washington State, along with a few observers, went...

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