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Courtney and Oak

Courtney and Oak have been with Rocky Mountain Rescue Dogs since December 2010 and became a certified Level II team in September 2012 and certified Level III Human Remains Detection (HRD) in September 2013. Oak is an almost 5 year old labradoodle, and has endless energy so search and rescue is the perfect fit for her. Courtney is a registered nurse at Primary Children’s Medical Center and is a certified NASAR Sartech ll.

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Dee and Pastis, Rhum, and Coke

Dee and Pastis joined RMRD in March 2006 and became members in January 2007. Pastis is a Catahoula Leopard born June 2005. We started SAR because a working dog needs a job and this job is a public service that benefits the missing and our community. For me it is the fascination of learning about scent and dogs in a field that is as broad as any University degree. I started two new pups Rhum and Coke in January 2016. Both are Catahoula/ Majestic Hound mix from a working ranch bred for work.
Current Certifications:
RMRD:
Level III area
HRD (cadaver, open water, evidence)
Avalanche
Tactical Tracking Teams:
Trailing
NASAR:
Avalanche
Level II Area Searching
Level III Tracking
HRD
Sartech II
Tri-State:
Shoreline HRD
Trust the dog!!!

Frank, Haley, and Zeus

Frank, Haley, and Zeus

Frank has been with the Rocky Mountain Rescue Dogs since May 2009.
Current Certifications:
Rocky Mountain Rescue Dogs (RMRD) Wilderness/Area Level 2 Certification (testing standard; 160 acres, 1 subject, 3 hours) Zeus (GSD)
Rocky Mountain Rescue Dogs (RMRD) Wilderness/Area Level 2 Certification (testing standard; 250 acres, 2 subject2, 5 hours) Haley (Blue Heeler)
National Association of Search and Rescue (NASAR) Sartech ll certification

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Jan and Scout

Jan and Scout became members of Rocky Mountain in October of 2008 and are a RMRD Level III team. Scout is a 9 year old golden retriever and has a special talent for avalanche work, but she loves anything that she and her handler do together – especially backpacking, hiking, snowshoeing and running. They have attended K-9 training seminars in HRD – Land, HRD – Water, Area/Air Scent, and Trailing/Tracking in California, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Colorado and Utah from Tactical Tracker Teams, Georgia K-9 National Training Center, NSDA, United States Mantrailing Association, Canine Training Academy, and NAPWDA.
Current Certifications:
RMRD (Rocky Mountain Rescue Dogs) Area/Airscent Level 3 (250 acres, 2 subjects, 5 hrs)
RMRD Avalanche
RMRD HRD/Cadaver (20 acre, one large source, 1 hour)
RMRD HRD/Evidence (4 one acre areas with small source that is buried, elevated, surface and a blank area)
RMRD HRD/water (shoreline and boat)
NASAR SARTECH III
NASAR SARTECH II
NASAR SARTECH II Evaluator
NASAR Canine SARTECH II, Area Search Dog Non-Discriminating
NASAR Canine SARTECH III, Area Search Dog Non-Discriminating
NASAR Canine SARTECH III, Trailing Search Dog
NASAR Canine Human Remains Detection – Land Type Other (Non-Disaster Operations)
NASAR Canine Avalanche Responder
NASAR Canine Avalanche Responder Lead Evaluator
NASAR Canine SARTECH II Area Search Evaluator
NASAR Canine SARTECH III Trailing Evaluator
NASAR Canine Human Remains Detection – Land Type Other Evaluator
TTT Level I-Basic Trailing Discipline
TTT/Georgia K-9 NTC Level II-Intermediate Trailing Discipline
Tri-State Cadaver I
Tri-State Water Shoreline
Objective First Tactical K-9 Human Remains Detection (Land)
AKC Canine Good Citizen

Marie and Gunness

Marie and Guinness, Batman, and Coke

Marie became a certified K9 SAR handler in 2006 with her first dog Kahlua. In 2008 she found her new partner Guinness, a male “Blab” (Bloodhound-Lab) from Mississippi, who she started training at the age of 8 weeks. From the start it was obvious that Guinness was a natural tracker and a great dog. In 2013 Marie started training a second “blab” puppy named Batman. Just like Guinness he is honest and hard working. In 2016 she added Coke to her family. He is also a hound mix and started on trailing and cadaver at 8 weeks. He works like a hound and has great drive.
Marie is certified with National Association for Search and Rescue (NASAR) as a SARTECH II and is also a NASAR Sartech II evaluator. Marie and her dogs attend 4-5 seminars per year. Their special interest is trailing but all other disciplines are important. They train on an average 10-15 hours a week, mostly distraction trails that have aged a day or two. They train trailing in urban environments and highly contaminated areas, to prepare for any situations where a great trailing dog can make a difference.
Current Certifications with Guinness:
RMRD (Rocky Mountain Rescue Dogs) Area/Airscent Level 1 (250 acres, 2 subjects, 5 hrs)
RMRD Trailing
RMRD Urban Trailing
RMRD HRD/Cadaver (20 acre, one large source, 1 hour)
RMRD HRD/Evidence (4 one acre areas with small source that is buried, elevated, surface and a blank area)
RMRD HRD/water (shoreline and boat)
NASAR HRD (type other)
NASAR AREA 2
Tri-state Trailing 1
Tri-state HRD water (shoreline)
Tri-state Cadaver
TTT (Tactical Tracker Teams) Trailing 1
Objective First Tactical K9 Standards, HRD
Current Certifications with Batman:
RMRD Area/Airscent Level 2 (160 acres, 1 subject, 3 hours)
RMRD Urban Trailing
Tri-state Urban Trailing
Tri-state Trailing 1
Tri-state HRD water (shoreline)
CTA (Canine Training Academy, John Luthenberg) Level 1 Trailing
Objective First Tactical K9 Standards, HRD
INBTI (The InterNational Bloodhound Training Institute) Trailing
NASAR AREA 3

Mike and Josie

Mike and Josie

Mike and Josie have been with RMRD for 3 years and are currently a Level 3 team.Josie is a three year old Borador (Boarder collie Lab Mix), she enjoys being out looking for people, and their lost toys.She has recovered lost GPS units and other articles.A Montana native Mike grew up on the mountains in and around Yellowstone.Doing search and rescue is a shameless excuse to play in the outdoors while helping to give to those who find themselves in some unfortunate circumstances.

Wendy and Tyke

Wendy and Tyke

Wendy and Tyke are a Level 2 Operational Certified Team. Nasar Sartech II certified.

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