Upcoming Events American Rettungshunde Sport Association
Liz LaPointe brings over a decade of experience both in Sport (IGP Tracking) and real world K9 Search and Rescue. She has titled a number of dogs under the RH program (tracking, live find and rubble search); is a certified Training without Conflict (TWC) trainer (Ivan Balabanov) and currently has 1 live find certified K9 in area and rubble and 3 K9s certified in human remains search (area, crime scene and rubble).
She is the current training director of the Massachusetts Canine Response Team (MACRT); a current member of Canine Alert Search Teams (one of 3 IRO member organizations in the US); and a prior founding member of Search Dog Organization of North America (SDONA). She founded Canine Search Initiative and has hosted a number of seminars targeting K9 detection work that are available to sport, SAR dog and law enforcement handlers. Her approach to training focuses on the overall motivation of the team and methods to ensure clarify of task. Applicability of RH skills for SAR dog handlers will be discussed and worked as well as the difference in exercise execution required for Sport dog handlers.
Past Events 2021 December 5, 2021 Ruckersville, VA Introductory Seminar 2022 March 26, 2022 Leesburg and Midland VA RH Mock TrialV and A levels in area search, tracking, and mantrailing April 22-24, 2022 Leesburg and Midland VA FCI RH trial V and A levels in area search (FL), tracking (F), and mantrailing (MT) June 25-26, 2022 Winlock, Washington IPO R Seminar - Intro to Search and Rescue Sport