Search Dog Dodge


Another rainy Friday again!! ah well the weekend is supposed to be better and we’re off to Aysgarth to check out the falls for a shoot in a few weeks that will feature Search Dog Dodge from Woodhead Mountain Rescue.

As part of my rescue training program I had to navigate for dog handler Wayne as he instructed Dodge in a moorland search. He found his casualty withing minutes and ran back to Wayne and gave  definite eye contact and barked that he had found something human, sure enough it was Pete our lost person for the night.

After this it was my turn to be the injured casualty so I made sure he couldn’t see me and went in a zig zag across to moors and hid low down in the bracken down the side of a hill and behind a small tree. Again withing minutes I could hear his bell getting closer then he darted into my little hide away glanced at me then shot off barking to signal his find…absolutely amazing

You wouldn’t believe it but Dodge is 7 years old, he looks as fresh as a puppy and is testament to his handler of how a dog should be looked after, exercised and treated. Dodge has numerous finds under his belt and has helped in many other areas not in his patch.

A beautiful animal doing an amazing job and all he wants for reward is to play




have a great weekend



  1. susan ogden July 20, 2012 at 3:49 PM #

    This is incredible! what a beautiful shot of Dodge….but then with you i expect the best! This is exceptional work…i did not realize you were training with the rescue dogs! They and the Service Dogs for the disabled are truly amazing animals. i have a friend that has a service dog and remarkable work he does as well. thanks for sharing this!! Have a fun weekend, my friend!

    • Adrian July 20, 2012 at 4:52 PM #

      Hi Susy

      many thanks, Im part of a team and we may have to on occasion navigate for the dog handler in a search area so we need to be able to do this and as such train with the handler when the chance arises. he’s an excellent dog and found me within minutes and I was a good few 100 mtrs away in hills and crevices. have a great weekend too

      Adrian x

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