Saga and I traveled to Brno in Czech Republic for a training weekend. It was a great opportunity to work on new rubble sites, meet new people and exchange experience.
It was a very trying trip for Saga. On Friday we drove for eight hours, than did two searches in very high temperatures and a night search on a new and difficult rubble site. Saturday morning was rainy and we trained area search, but in the afternoon we traveled to another new rubble site. On Sunday we did two more searches on the first site and then slowly made our way back home.
Getting accustomed to long journeys and working in new, stressful surroundings is essential for an operative search and rescue dog. That is why it is so important to travel and put a young or inexperienced dog into novel situations.