SAR Avalanche Course, Vogel 2019
A tiring and wonderful week: the avalanche SAR course organized by Dream Team SAR dog training in Vogel, Slovenja.
After having as guests in Soave, Verona Sava Zibler and Borut Modic for a two days of intense training last year, seven dog handlers with their companions decided to try this challenging experience
Five days of intense work, with weather conditions that were not so easy, put under pressure both dogs ( Jack, Marù , Margot, Nerò, Pace, Zoe, and daisy ) and their handlers.
Participants, arriving from all over Europe ( to mention our friends from Holland, driving for 1200 km) for working groups in which analysis and discussions over different training methods were part of the training along with wonderful relax moments during which we were able to put the seeds for friendships and upcoming collaborations: for this we have absolutely to thank all the people with whom we had wonderful “dog lover’s” conversations during these days.
Our dog units were divided in two groups, one under Sava Zibler and her labrador Joy ( Marù, Nerò, Pace, Zoe) , the other one with Marko “Mare” Brucan and his springer spaniel Joy ( Margot, Jack and Daisy), giving us the chance to gain from different experiences and teaching methods, both of extremely high level. Moreover, we had the chance to see our instructor’s dogs on active work.
the first day saw us discover the world of digging a hole in the snow, source of incredible and new experiences for our dogs. If on one side snow gives them less variety in the number of scents that reach their nose, on the other, it is undoubtedly true that weather conditions and the snow itself have sometimes put our dogs in difficulty, nevertheless this allowed them to reach more and more experience and competence day by day.
Amusement for them was always there, as a shelter was, obviously digged in the snow, were to rest between a training session and the other. For this our wonderful snow anchors, amazing welcome present from the organizers, were of pivotal importance.
The amount of experience is huge, many the ideas we gathered. We take home a lot of sparks to grow and innovations to share with the rest of the team of Argo 91
For now we can’t do anything else but to thank again and again our instructors, especially Sava and Borut, the organizers with Edita, and of course Marko who looked after our daily work and helped us in our logistical problematics.
See you soon friends, we’ll meet in Krajnska Gora!!