Thank you for coming to our fourth annual seminar!
Thank you to the students, instructors, volunteer missing people, and our host, Pathfinder Ranch, for their support with the fourth annual Southern CA K9 Seminar which was held November 11-13, 2022. The instructors shared their knowledge, the students were eager to learn and try new approaches, and everyone had a great weekend expanding their knowledge to better serve the SAR community. Dates are already set for 2023 - keep checking back for more information!
Thank you to the students, instructors, and our volunteers for coming to our third annual Southern CA K9 Seminar held November 12-14, 2021. It was a great seminar and we appreciate students trying new things, stretching themselves and their dogs, and the instructors for coming from as far away as Florida to share their knowledge. We look forward to 2022 and the new insights that will bring. Keep checking back for more information as we will update our website regularly.
Thank you to everyone for coming to our second annual Southern CA K9 Seminar held November 13-15, 2020. This year was definitely one for the books! Everyone's flexibility and adherence to health guidelines was much appreciated and we're looking forward to hosting the seminar again in 2021.
Thank you to all of the teams for coming to our 2019 inaugural Southern CA K9 Seminar! We enjoyed having everyone and will be hosting another seminar in November of 2020. Keep checking back for updates as new information will be published on a regular basis.
How it all began....... It all started on a road trip back home from a wonderful SAR seminar. Two canine handlers, stuck in a truck, and nothing but miles and miles of road to go down for the next two days. So naturally, they thought, "what a great idea it would be if WE hosted our very own SAR seminar!" So while one drove, the other took notes, and the details of this seminar began to take place.
It was decided to bring in instructors from all over the nation, with a variety of backgrounds, experience, and knowledge. The seminar would take place in Idyllwild in the fall, after it cooled off, and before the holidays. Instructors were contacted and each one agreed to support the mission of bringing new ideas, training, and helping out handlers from all over. The class sizes would be small so that individual attention was able to be attained, and observation slots would be available. The goal and focus of this seminar would be to learn and improve skills to better the canine search and rescue team and to better serve the community.
We are very excited to bring this seminar to you this year. The instructors and staff couldn't be more eager to work with each team and help them to succeed. We look forward to hearing from you and to seeing you in November!