Team Pupdate and congratulations to Isla

Trainee Search Dog Isla, with her handler Mark Williams, made a significant step forward last week in theirAAAdog ambition to pass out as a fully accredited Mountain Rescue Search Dog unit.  Isla passed her stage One Indication Test which is a key accomplishment.

The test takes place in woodland under the scrutiny of  S.A.R.D.A examiners and the dog has to find a number bodies and then return to their handler unprompted.  On each return the dog must give a strong indication of the find.  The dog must then lead the handler to the body.

It is hard to state how much of a major hurdle this has been, as Isla has been very distracted in woodland!

Mark Williams said, “I’ve had tremendous support off team members over the last 14 months, and I send a massive thank you to everyone who has been out dogging.  I do hope that you’ll continue to come out.

If anyone wants to help Mark and other Peak search dogs with their training please contact the team on  Be warned, it can mean lying out in the cold and wet for an hour or two before a wet nose locates you!

Photo credit:  bmrt  –  Isla training in Scotland. 

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