Our Spring Trailing Invitational is set!!! We will have 3 full days of trailing training, in our amazing training locations, from May 20-22, starting with a day of wilderness, then suburban, and finishing with urban. We will have long trails up to 1 mile and 24-hour trails available for those who want them. The cost is $150. Training will be provided by Angelyn Gates, SCK9SAR Team Leader. Trails and exercises will be designed per team so that each handler gets what they need/want. We will work hard and make progress. You will receive a Certificate. There is a limit of 6 teams. Act now if you wish to be included. Fill out the form below and pay they fee via our donation page (PayPal) or mail a check. Fun for all in the awesome PNW.
Angelyn Gates started in K9 SAR in 2008 with CARDA (California Rescue Dog Association). Since that time, she has been a deployable K9 handler with 3 teams (CARDA, SWSD, and SCK9SAR) and certified in Trailing, HRD and water. Angelyn has taught at WASARCON, SAREX, SARCity, and the Northwest K9 SAR Boot Camp. She has trained many trailing handlers at other seminars and one-on-one over the last 6 years. Angelyn learned her trailing skills from seasoned CARDA handlers, at various seminars and from Master trainers Jeff Schettler, Chris Weeks, and Jonni Joyce. Angelyn believes that while foundational trailing skills are generally consistent among instructors, the manner in which they are taught vary and the way they are utilized by each individual team is unique. Time must be spent by each team exploring ways to improve their foundational skills and discovering the nuances that will make the team successful. Angelyn believes that training should always have reliability and reality in mind. And most importantly, be fun for you and your dog.