Statewide K-9 Search and Rescue Training

Douglas Co. Sheriff's Office

OAKLAND, Ore. – Search and Rescue K9 teams from around Oregon will converge on Mildred Kanipe Memorial Park this weekend to participate in a training event which begins Friday and ends Sunday.

The training is sponsored by the Douglas County Search and Rescue K9 program and is supported by Douglas County Search and Rescue and the Sheriff’s Office.

The intention of the event is to provide interaction between teams in a training and exercise environment. Teams will learn new skills, share best practices, network and conduct certification testing.

On Friday, teams will begin to arrive and some testing will be held. A night training session will be conducted into the evening.

Saturday, the primary training day, will provide training sessions in air scent, trailing and cadaver searching. Several scenarios and sessions will be held throughout the day.

It is expected that approximately 40-50 K9 teams will participate in the opportunity.