Supporting Search and Rescue Dog training in 2019

March 7, 2019


Search and Rescue Dogs Australia (SARDA) 2019 training is kicking into gear after a relaxing summer break for both the dogs and their handlers.

SARDA founder and Head Trainer Julie Cowan said the generous ongoing support received by Alex Fraser is vital, with sponsorship received this year to cover the replenishment of SARDA first-aid kits and travel costs associated with their upcoming building complex training weekend in Ararat, Victoria.

The annual training which will take place at the Arardale Asylum is essential to supporting the dog’s ability to handle complex search scenarios at a large site.

Julie Cowan said the weekend is a significant one on the SARDA training calendar.

“As you can see by the photos, Arardale is a massive site. The teams will be constantly monitored and treat these scenarios as a real deployment.”

“We are very grateful for Alex Fraser’s ongoing support which will make the whole weekend sustainable for our members,” said Julie.

Alex Fraser has proudly supported SARDA since 2012 and will continue to support SARDA by hosting their Annual K9 Disaster Training Workshop at its Laverton recycling site over Melbourne Cup weekend.

This will be the forth year SARDA have conducted training at Laverton recycling site which is proving the perfect simulation grounds to ensure the dogs can carry out their duties in the wake of any urban disaster.


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