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Weeble

Weeble Smiles

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Joined Team:

January 2023

Born:

July 2021

Discipline:

Air-Scenting

Breed:

Border Collie

Level:

L2 – Route and Path

Gender:

Male

Alert:

Bark by the misper

Handler:

Sian Jones

Reward:

Tugging with his favourite ball on a bungee

More about Weeble:

Weeble was born to a couple of incredibly friendly and outgoing working Border Collies and he definitely inherited these traits becoming one of the teams main cuddle monsters.

After joining the team in January of 2023 Weeble aced his initial assessment and managed to complete his Stage 1 and 2 tests in only a few short months. Now that he’s got the basics of finding mispers and alerting his handler Sian the goal for Weeble is to keep on increasing the distance he’s working over so he can get as much practise in as possible.

When he’s not enjoying running around really fast at SAR training Weeble relaxes by running around really fast at agility. He isn’t all go however and when he isn’t running around he enjoys throwing himself into anything that goes splash, especially if there is someone to cuddle afterwards.

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Boomer

Boomer running

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Joined Team:

July 2022

Born:

April 2021

Discipline:

Air-Scenting

Breed:

Standard American Bulldog

Level:

L1- Training

Gender:

Male

Alert:

Bark at handler

Handler:

Sam Nantes

Reward:

Tug-of-war with his special squeaky toy

More about Boomer:

Found wandering the streets after being abandoned at 8 months old, Boomer was adopted by Sam. After settling into his new life Boomer had to work very hard on his manners as he struggled to contain his love for everyone but after about half a year he managed to pass his Initial Behaviour and Obedience Assessment with top marks.

Since then he’s been learning the ropes of how to pick up a scent and follow it back to a misper, to alert Sam when he’s made a find and finally to lead the search team back to the misper. While not something we train our Search Dogs to do Boomer has also learned to give mispers lots of kisses which they all appreciate to different degrees.

Outside of work Boomer’s hobbies include snoozing, being the centre of attention, trying to convince people he’s actually a lap dog and any game that lets him burn energy off.

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