This weekend two of our trainee search dogs from SARDA Southern Scotland both passed their "Search Dog" assessments up in Aviemore, meaning another two search dogs for SARDA Southern Scotland and Arran MRT.
Dog team Darryl and Mowgli( a black labrador) and Dog team Kirstie and Caileag( a brown and white border collie) are now available to assist with callouts to search for missing people within the remits of "Search Dog" status.
Darryl has another qualified yellow labrador called Ruby who will still be working larger and more complex searches as she is graded as "Advanced Mountain Rescue Dog"
Both Mowgli and Caileag will now gain more experience through callouts and training to work towards their next grade of "Mountain Rescue Dog"
Search dogs are a great asset to the team with their acute sense of smell and specialised training to assist in the search for missing/lost people.