Registration Deadline May 10, 2012


2012 SARDUS Colorado Clinic
June 17-20
Boulder Colorado 

The 2012 SARDUS Colorado clinic will be hosted by the Colorado chapter of SARDUS.  The clinic will be held June 17-20 in Boulder Colorado.  Experienced handlers will be available to work with dog teams during the testing period but the primary focus will be completing SARDUS evaluations in HRD, trailing and area search.
Cost $120

  • clinic is limited to 20 people 
  • certifications will be offered in air scent, trailing and HRD
  • cost covers one certification (and one restest if necessary)
  • hotel accommodations are nearby, including an urban camping facility with electric/water hook-ups
  • must pay in full at time of registration
  • full refunds available until 2 week prior to start of clinic (June 3).
  • if requesting a certification (see below) must register, additional tests are $50 and due at time of registration 

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clinic registration

If your prefer another payment option checks may be made out and mailed to:

Search and Rescue Dogs of the United States

46848 Highway 61 PO Box 85

Otis, Colorado  80743

To register please fill out the following form:

Contact information:
First name:
Last name:
Email address:
SAR Group Name:
Mailing address:
Request information :
SARDUS member
Request Trailing Certification
Request HRD Certification
Request Air Scent Certification
Need info on accomidations
Have paid in full


SARDUS will pre-screen teams to make sure they understand the standards and are ready to take the certification tests.  We may ask for supporting information like previous certifications, training records or letters of recommendation. This is an attempt to reduce the amount of tests taken by teams not ready to test.  Teams will also be screened during the first day of testing period.

Questions email us here:


Certifications will be held on site June 17-20
Cost $120 air scent, HRD, trailing and includes one retest if necessary. Any additional test is $50. 

Testing is available for trailing, air scent and HRD. Each test consists of multiple evaluations to test teams in the critical aspects of each speciality.  We also test over multiple days to get a good idea of the teams abilities, instead of just one moment of time.  We work with the teams requirements and readily work with other organizations 
Day 1- 
8:00am - participants meet for briefing 
9:00 - 4:00 participants break out into speciality groups (trailing, HRD, air scent) work with trainers to acclimate dogs and to discuss which testing options are best for team.
6:00- 9:00 specialized training offered (eg directability, beginnig HRD- TBA) 
Day 2- all day
7:30 am- testing begins
Day 3- all day
7:30 am- testing continues
Day 4-
7:30 am- testing finishes.
12:00- Participants get to work with instructors on any topics that came up during testing


New Evaluators

These clinics give SARDUS the opportunity to work with new evaluators.  We are intentionally moving very slow with the expansion of our evaluator pool so we can maintain the quality and consistency that we expect with our certifications.  Evaluators in-training work with our experienced evaluators setting up and observing how each test is evaluated.  This is a very work intensive process but our results are tests that are set up and evaluated the same across the country.  If you are interested in becoming a SARDUS evaluator please apply by contacting SARDUS below. Very limited space.

click here to request more information on becoming a SARDUS evaluator