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Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Wildfire Information and Safety Guide

Wildfire Information and Safety Guide

Hey everyone 

With fires burning in several states and other parts of the world I want to share with you this useful wildfire guide McKenna from Direct Energy sent to us. Please be careful out there! After the year and half of covid19 let's all try to be responsible and careful as we venture out into the world again.

This is from Direct Energy

The 2021 summer wildfire season is currently in it’s most dangerous summer stages. In order to protect and defend forests, farms, and homes, Direct Energy has proactively created their Wildfire Information & Safety Guide to distribute to the public. In recent years we have all learned wildfires can uncontrollably and unexpectedly affect any area’s population, from the rural Pacific Northwest to our major coastal cities. With Direct Energy’s guide, individuals nationwide can be well-planned and prepared in the event of a wildfire spreading in their area.

Go to the wildfire guide here  https://www.directenergy.com/learning-center/wildfire




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Sunday, July 25, 2021

Mantrailing for Fun, Sport and Working Dogs from Family Disaster Dogs

Coming Soon...a new book that shows everyone how Mantrailing is a great activity to do with all breeds of dogs!



What is Mantrailing? 

Mantrailing is using a dog's natural hunting ability to find one person in a crowd.

Mantrailing is a bloodhound specialty that all breeds of dogs can do too!

Mantrailing dogs smell what we cannot see!

In my Family Disaster Dogs book I tell people how any breed of dog can find its family and friends who go missing. As a Mantrailing dog trainer for many years I use this type of training in my book and in person for family disaster dogs of all breeds. 

More recently, dog trainers, dog clubs and pet owners everywhere are starting to find out that this is a great activity not only for Search and Rescue dogs but for all dogs to learn as a fun play day outside or as a sporting event.

As I noticed Mantrailing becoming popular outside of K9SAR and after talking with a few trainers and SAR dog handlers/trainers, we realized there is a need for a book and step by step lessons to help show everyone how to do Mantrailing with all breeds. 

So I have been busy the last couple of months putting the knowledge I gained from 15 years of training and working with Mantrailing dogs and teaching others into a book with pictures and step by step instructions to help start dogs and owners/handlers on this amazing journey into the world of  finding hidden and missing persons with a dog. 

I'm writing the book in more or less three section, the first part covers a little history and what makes a mantrailing dog team. The second section gets everyone started in a very short time finding people with your dogs and pet dog owners who want to use this type of dog training as a fun game and outdoor activity will learn all they need in this second section. From there, you can go on to the next section to dig deeper and advance training for sport and competing in events or become a working search and rescue dog team. 

I will be posting more information soon. 

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The Nose Knows! That's my bloodhound Daisy (RIP)



Below is me working my current dog partner Washee on a trail to find a hidden person. 
We are mantrailing 





Here's some of the dogs featured in the new book



Mark and Bella training to Mantrail





Here's Super Kludde 
who has so many titles from sport and working dog events to list 
He actually paints on canvas with a paint brush held in his mouth 
He's learning Mantrailing, as one of the first dogs to compete in 
Mantrailing as a sport in the USA




Here's a team from RRI-Scotland learning Mantrailing



Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Learn here How-to Be Ready to Evacuate with Pets this Wildfire Season

Are you ready? 

It's wildfire season on the west coast! 

Lockdowns are lifting, hopefully for good, and people are getting out more and more since Covid19 put us all inside away from each other. As more people move about outdoors and the climate warms up wildfires become a reality. 

After last season's deadly fires in several states I want to remind everyone to be ready to evacuate with your pets! Stay safe and be careful out there.

Watch my cute disaster video about how your dog can be a Family Disaster Dog!

Email me (use the contact page ) to learn how your dog can get a free membership and certificate stating they are Family Disaster Dogs. Join dogs from around the world learning to help their families survive. It's free!




Check out the "Evacuate with Your Dog's Help Book" 

It's now on Audible too! 

Click here to go to the Family Disaster Dogs book page




Saturday, May 29, 2021

Now on Audible- The Family Disaster Dogs and Evacuate with Your Dogs Help Books

 Now on Audible 

Hear the lessons while you train your dog!

Listen anywhere! 


Best of all, as a new Release preview, I'm giving you the books for Free to hear and download to your audible account on any device. If you do not have audibles click here to get a Free Trial on Audible to Listen to the Family Disaster Dogs Book  


Please share this page with friends and family so others can learn how dogs are willing to help us. Thank you 


 

If you Do Not use Amazon and would like a paperback or ebook copy of any of my books listed below. Contact me to buy one directly from the author and I will mail the books to you. Thank you!



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Available in Paperback, Kindle (free) and Audible (free) Free offers are for a limited time, visit the page soon. 

The Family Disaster Book  




Evacuate with Your Dogs Help



Both are available as Kindle and Paperback...
click the book cover above for more info 



I'm available for speaking at retail outlets, pet rescues, shelters, community groups and events at no cost to the group or event. I advertise, set-up and promote your cause, business or event. Contact me at contact@familydisasterdogs.com


Friday, May 28, 2021

Remember the Fallen and Honoring Our Troops-Memorial Day 2021



Memorial Day 2021

Stay Safe out there this Memorial Day as Covid19 restrictions ease.


Remember the heroes who give their lives so other like us live!



Thank You for your service keeping us safe.

God Bless our troops past and present.

From all of us at FamilyDisasterDogs.com












 

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Coming in 2021 a new Scent Dog Book, New Family Disaster Dog Site and more

 Coming in 2021

Welcome to the New Year 2021! 

With the start of the new year, I want to wish everyone the best in the coming months. 

I want to say Thank you for the support the last year, for the many visits, shares and comments to my articles and the Family Disaster Dogs blog, Facebook page and group. (look FB up)

Thank you for following me on Twitter at #UrDogCanRescueU   

It's come time to update this blog and make a few changes that will benefit you, me and dogs. 




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Here's what I'm working on for 2021 

A New Dog Training Book 

I hope to have this new dog training book available by spring 2021. As the book comes together I will share more news about what type of training. Be sure to sign up for newsletters in the pop-up window when you go to another post or first visit this post or join from the email box below this post. You can follow me on social media links below to get updates too!





A Whole New Family Disaster Dogs Website 

I've started to built a main FDD site several times over the years and the main reason I didn't is that this blog worked well. 

The page you are reading right now is a page of a blog that grew to look like a site. This way of getting information to everyone around the world has worked well for many years and grown to over 250 pages of articles I have wrote with a whole menu of pages. There are many daily visitors seeking more about search dog training and scent dogs.

In order to continue sharing a whole lot more information about dog training for disasters and missing persons plus make the info easy to find. I'm working on a new website that will include dog training courses, books, lessons, newsletters, a member's area, and more. I will making my books available directly from me, the author and dog trainer not only Amazon for those of you who would rather buy directly. I'm tired of the middle person web places making more than I do on my hard work. The books will stay on Amazon, Google and sites but also be available for download and purchase from my new site. All my courses will be available as direct download from me too. 

Once the virus is under control and life back to allowing me to have in-person events I will post updates for book signings, public speaking at community gatherings and dog training.

Feel free to contact me to talk dogs.

Stay safe and well out there!
 

Amber Higgins 




 

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