Bark tube basics

Bark tube basics

Volunteer helper Gwen works live-find K-9 Tick at the bark tube. The tubes, or large boxes, make dogs use their noses to locate the human odor, and they must alert at the door to get their reward.

Coming to get you!

Coming to get you!

Trailing K-9 Gryph drives through the track on his way to find his subject.

Rock

Rock

HRD K-9 Rock awaits his payment.

Carrying the paycheck

Carrying the paycheck

The tug is Live-find K-9 Tick's favorite reward

Disaster recovery

Disaster recovery

HRD K-9 Helo works a rubble pile, narrowing in on a find.

Love of work

Love of work

Live-find K-9 Satchel is at home in the woods and on the pile.

Agility

Agility

K-9 Jin heads off a narrow plank during agility training. Ladders, unstable surfaces, working at heights...all part of their job.

Do you see me?

Do you see me?

Yes, Jin. We do.

Con can't choose

Con can't choose

Our dogs love their toys. Some like live-find K-9 Conall want them all.

SARTech II Class

SARTech II Class

Each handler works toward their NASAR SARTech certification. This includes land navigation, tracking and survival skills.

Pack check

Pack check

What we carry with us when we search is important. Each piece of gear is selected based on multiple utility, and life-saving ability.

Tracking

Tracking

Or signcutting is an important part of search work. Paying attention to direction of travel, clues left behind, all help us locate the missing.

First responder training

First responder training

Many of our handlers and searchers have medical training beyond advanced first aid, including emergency medical response, emergency medical technician and paramedic.

Indiana Search and Response Team. Proudly created with Wix.com

  • Facebook App Icon
Bark tube basics

Volunteer helper Gwen works live-find K-9 Tick at the bark tube. The tubes, or large boxes, make dogs use their noses to locate the human odor, and they must alert at the door to get their reward.