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Understanding K9 Drives for Search & Rescue

Tim Houweling (bio below) will discuss the different K9 drives, what they are, which ones we'd like to see in our SAR dogs, how to identify the drives, and evaluate a dog for those drives, and how to build drive during training. Click "RSVP" to register.

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Understanding K9 Drives for Search & Rescue
Understanding K9 Drives for Search & Rescue

Time & Location

Jan 10, 2024, 9:00 PM – 10:30 PM EST

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About the event

Tim Houweling (bio below) will discuss the different K9 drives, what they are, which ones we'd like to see in our SAR dogs, how to identify the drives, and evaluate a dog for those drives, and how to build drive during training.

Registration will close on Sunday night, January 7th at midnight ET. A link to join the webinar will be sent the day before the event, on Tuesday the 9th, to all those that have registered.

The presentation will be an hour, with time for Q&A after. It will be recorded and available for viewing for 2 weeks in case you are not able to join us for the live presentation or would like to go back and re-watch it at a later date.

We ask that you please purchase an individual registration for each person watching. We know most SAR handlers are volunteers and try to keep costs low & reasonable and ask that in return everyone is honest about paying for a registration for each participant. Thank you! 

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Tim Houweling has been a professional dog trainer for nearly 20 years and is a former Investment Banker and CPA. He is also a paid Fire Captain and Paramedic. In addition to certifying 4 of his own Search & Rescue dogs, Tim has trained hundreds of Service Dogs and pet dogs in the San Francisco Bay Area. Tim has deployed to numerous disaster zones and dozens of wilderness searches. He is currently pursuing his master's degree from the Harvard Extension School. He was recently a guest on the Ford K9 podcast, K9s Talking Scents, episode 95, "The Reality of Search and Rescue."

  • ​Fire Captain and Paramedic (California) 
  • Canine Coordinator: FEMA California Task Force 3 
  • Canine Search Specialist: FEMA California Task Force 3 
  • Canine Evaluator: FEMA 
  • Instructor: FEMA Canine Search Specialist 
  • Course Instructor: multiple California State Fire Marshal Courses 
  • Member: Yosemite Search & Rescue Dogs (YODOGS) 
  • Member: California Rescue Dog Association (CARDA) 
  • SWAT Team Member: Tactical Medic

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