This photo was taken of Jinx and I at the Canine Search Specialist class in Connecticut this past fall, where we also passed our (FSA) Foundation Skills Assessment. To my knowledge, we are one of only two dogs currently certified to that level in Wisconsin. And guess what? Both of them, plus another FSA dog from Illinois, are on the team I belong to, People and Paws. I have been very fortunate to have great mentors on that team to help me along with the process and assist in getting me to the necessary classes and tests.
We are planning to host a Type I test this spring, at our training site in Milwaukee. USAR takes particular dedication but I would encourage anyone interested to learn more and see if there is a contribution you can make.