Trainee Search Dog Skyla & Handler James

How long have you been a member of the team?
Since November 2013.

 

 

 

 

How and why did you get involved? 
I joined the team to train my 1st dog Milo who we tragically lost in 2014, but now have another dog Skyla in training.
What is your role on the team?
Operational support, level 1 dog handler and SRT member
What’s the most rewarding aspect? 
Spending Time outside and the joy the dogs get from working.
What’s the least enjoyable element? 
Having to keep up to date with log books.
What’s your day job? 
I make dinghy masts.
Have you got any additional skills you bring to the team? 
I’m a Level 3 Flood and Swiftwater Rescue Technician.
What type of dog is Skyla?
She’s a Blue roan Sprocker Spaniel
What’s her favourite toy? 
Her search toy is a a large squeaky tennis ball.
How long has Skyla been in training?
She started training as a Level 1 dog in July 2015