Your Working Dog Radio hosts, Eric @vanessk9 & Ted @ted_summers, sat down with the program director for a nonprofit 501(c)3, K9 Search OK, Bradley Morris.
The Gents talked with Bradley Morris from K9 Search OK, who told us how he got into SAR back in 2004, and the dedication that the all volunteer force has for the work they do. From 2005 to 2015, Morris was handler to a GSD named Reuben, who did trailing and HR. In 2019, Morris started his second GSD, named Lola, who is currently certified in trailing and starting on HR. Throughout his time in SAR, Morris has focused primarily on missing person SAR. Not only a canine handler, Morris is also a highly certified ground searcher and an instructor/evaluated for NASAR’s ground searcher disciplines. He is also well qualified as a search manager and planner. Morris has been a member of Civil Air Patrol and led a CERT. Though, volunteer SAR is where he spends most of his time.
Additionally, the Gents dive into the Still-Smoking case of a K9 search and location of someone who had been missing for 4 years(!) from the perspective of someone who was on the ground. Morris shares with us the full computer diagram used during and after the search. The software is SARTopo, the data and analytics can be found in a book and an app titled Lost Person Behavior, which is the SAR Bible.
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