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Sunday, August 12, 2007

Rescue Dog

This guy gave everyone a demonstration of how rescue dogs work. This dog will go out to find someone, and when he finds the person he will come back and either jump on the owner, or pull on his clothing to tell him he has found them. I think rescue dogs are great. He told us it took about two years to train this dog.

Since we are outdoors in this photo, and since everyone loves to take photos, this maybe something you are interested in. Although, this has nothing to do with my photo today that I posted, I just wanted to share.
I just wanted to let everyone know I found this site alot of you maybe interested in. It's called Letterboxing. If you want to learn more about it either go to my personal website here: www.lv2scpbk.blogspot.com or go directly to the site here: http://www.atlasquest.com/
There maybe alot of excitement with this site since your city and state maybe listed. It's like a treasure hunt. I never knew this kind of thing existed in my town. Did you?

I would be interested if you have this in your area. Let me know if you do.

16 comments:

Neva said...

That is a lot of time to train a dog. But what a nice thing to be able to do. I am always amazed at how smart these dogs get to be....even the companion dogs. Very nice shot.

oldmanlincoln said...

It is an interesting post today. And for a good purpose.

travelphilippines said...

wow amazing now i wont be scared to be lost in the woods...

claude said...

very good dogs. They do a good safety wotk. everywhere in the worl for every evenments !

Old Wom Tigley said...

I've had the pleasure of watching these train on the moors around Northern England, excellent training skills are involved.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Sorry I forgot,
I followed the link about the LetterBox hunt, none around near me. I can see it catching on though and if it dose I can say I heard about it here first.

Rambling Round said...

Thanks for the letterbox tip. Sounds sort of like geocaching,except you use a GPS for that. Anyway, I didn't find any letterboxing in Selma although there were some in the Montgomery, Prattville and Clanton areas. We do have geocaches though.
Thanks for visiting my site.

Steve G said...

Thanks for sharing.

lynn said...

I've not heard of it, but what an interesting idea - thanks!

Jules said...

These are wonderful dogs and it is good you have dedicated your post to them and their handlers.

Annie said...

Hi Barb, it seems like I've heard of the letterboxing somewhere but I never realized there was a website, that it was so organized. There are 24 listed in or around Little Rock.

Lori said...

Hi Barb, I like your post today with the rescue dog! He must be a smart one. I had heard of geocaching before but never letterboxing. That's cool. It sounds like a lot of people are into it now. I'll have to look for ones in New York.

NorthBayPhoto said...

Nice photo. Rescue dogs and other service animals are amazing along with their trainers.

Thanks for visiting my NorthBayPhoto blog. (No letterboxes in my area - at least according to AtlasQuest). Hope you enjoy your Tim Hortons coffee!

Lavenderlady said...

Interesting about the letterboxes...perhaps something the grandson and I will try. There are three here in Sequim (Railroad bridge park) and several within driving distance. Interesting link.

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

I'm always amazed how dogs can do things like this.

GMG said...

Thanks for the tip. I found there that I should "Go to the tower that Columbus had to pass to discover America". The point is that the tower was not there when Columbus was around, and surely not in 1492. Actually, construction started in 1514 to be concluded in 1520, and to get recognition as a Unesco World Heritage Site in 1983...
Amazing anyhow!

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