Long over due...

K9 to 5 has been silent for quite some time, but that doesn't mean we've gone away, we've just been busy! It's time to put some words down though and get back on the horse. We've been busy this past year, so I'll share some updates and then get back to writing articles. My next projects include a modern approach to training logs that make it less tedious, easier to track and free you up from worrying about losing them!

So what has the past year brought for us? Luna, Anna, myself and my close SAR teammates parted ways with a local SAR organization and teamed up with Jeff-Craig Fire Department in Vevay, IN. We've had tremendous success with JCFD and have gone on numerous searches with them, IN IDHS, and ISP(Indiana State Police). Luna made her first assist on a search!

Conferences and Trainings we've attended:

  • 2015 IDHS Search and Rescue Conference hosted by Midwest Search Dogs
  • 2014 Fall Free Regional Training hosted by Great Lakes Search Dogs in Sheboygan, WI
  • Intro to Disaster Search Techniques
  • Building Search Techniques at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center (Awesome!! it's like the set of the Walking Dead)
  • 2015 Spring Free Regional Training hosted by Vigo County Search and Rescue in Vigo County, IN

Outside of dog training we've been really busy with the family and with starting a new business. My loving wife who supports me in all my dog craziness just opened up her first dental office in July. It's been a long road to get there but I'm very proud of her. Check out our website at http://www.middletowncommonsdental.com. Or find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MCFDental

The office looks amazing:

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And the kids are growing up too! Anna started high school, hard to believe but it's true. Gabe is in third grade and working on making new friends at his new school. Jack is 19 months old, walking, talking and whistling. He actually does whistle haha, back in the spring he had an accidental fall and knocked out a front tooth and now he can whistle.