“I loved this list and see it as something I would print and put in my training log book as a reference. It is a good way to make sure your training is structured and to remind you that you have an obligation to train to the highest level possible for all situations you and your canine partner may encounter.” – Melissa P., Pennsylvania
Deana has a wealth of experience in the field of Search and Rescue and since 2001 has responded to hundreds of missing person searches for local, state and federal agencies. She is the Executive Director and a Founding Member of Ohio Search and Recovery Canines and also a Canine Search Specialist for FEMA Ohio Task Force One working both human remains detection and live find canines. Deana is a trainer and lead evaluator, and frequently consults as a subject matter expert for large scale training exercises and cases providing guidance in search strategy and planning, resource management, mapping and data collection.
Kathleen has been training search and rescue dogs since 2003 and is a Canine Search Specialist for FEMA Missouri Task Force One and McLean County EMA. She provides K9 assets for local law enforcement and deploys around the country in response to natural and manmade disasters. Kathleen works both live find and human remains detection dogs and serves an instructor and evaluator for multiple national search dog organizations. Kathleen is the owner of Working Dog Enterprises which specializes in detection dog focused research and education and is the founder of Calvary Canine, a non-profit that provides training support to search and rescue dogs.