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Colorado Clinic

September 28- Oct 2, 2022- Rifle, Colorado- FULL WAITLIST AVAILABLE

SARDUS will be hosting a clinic in Rifle Colorado September 28- October 2, 2022.  Fall is a beautiful time on the western slope of Colorado. We will offer training in trailing, area search and HRD September 28/29/30. Certification opportunities will be available October 1 and 2 for Area Search, Trailing and HRD (some testing may occur during or after the training portion of clinic such as night testing.) Payment information will be given directly to participants as the list develops, full refunds are available until Sept 1, 2022.

Trailing- Join Instructors Jeff Hiebert (Click for Bio) and Cathy Bryarly (Click for Bio) with over 65 years of combined experience exploring the skills necessary to be successful in trailing. Limited to 8 dog teams, $450 clinic. Few auditing spots available $150.

  • Sept 28- Fundamentals- we will explore the fundamentals necessary for successful trailing in urban and wilderness areas.
  • Sept 29- Exploring the boundaries- we will look at what trailing dogs can do in different circumstances.
  • Sept 30- Strategies- Look at strategies for deploying trailing dogs in different scenarios from homes, vehicles, checking intersections.

Human Remains Detection- Join instructors Teresa MacPherson (Click for Bio) and John Beck (Click for Bio) with over 60 years of combined experience exploring human remain detection work. Topics to include choosing the right adult dog for HR work and developing the best alert. Limited 8 dog teams, $450 clinic. Few auditing spots available $150.

  • Sept 28- Morning- Foundation Skills. Afternoon- field work
  • Sept 29- Morning- Buildings and vehicles. Afternoon- buried sources
  • Sept 30- Morning- Mock search/training. Afternoon- problem solving and troubleshooting.

Area Search- Join Chris Dover (Click for Bio) and Ann Wichmann (Click for Bio) with a combined 75 years of experience working with canines.  Limited to 8 teams, $450 clinic.  Few Auditing spots available $150.

  • Sept 28-30- Starting with the basics this class will look at what the participants need and want to work on. We will have varied mountainous terrain to work with on the western slope. Search strategy and alerts are always where these classes land.

The trainings will be in and around the town of Rifle, Co.  There are numerous hotels and campground facilities, but book soon due to the high tourist season.  Questions?  Contact Debbie Wickersham at .


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