On the Anniversary of 9/11, 2011

The Family Disaster Dogs Blog 

 Began to show you, the public...
How your family dog can come to your aid during a Disaster

About the Author and Founder of Family Disaster Dogs

Wrinkledpups George 
1976-2015, Amber Higgins raised dogs and worked professionally with dogs as an all breed multipurpose dog trainer, master all breed groomer stylist, AKC UKC Breeder, veterinary assistant, pet resort, kennel and grooming spa manager or owner. 

For about 10 years she specialized in all levels of certified Search and Rescue Dogs (1997-2006) while raising AKC Bloodhounds and German Shepherds.

Wrinkledpups Bloodhounds was home of Distinguished Expert level Mantrailing/Tracking, K9 Tactic certified AKC Bloodhound "Rea Valley’s Incredible Sue" who gained her degree at the early age of 18 months and "Blue Ridge Homer" who was retrained and re-certified for Search and Rescue work at 8 years old after 6 years with law enforcement. 

"Homer" holds a record of 27 lost person finds in Baxter county Arkansas with Sheriff Officer Master K9 Instructor Lt Ezra Roberts who was Amber's SAR mentor. Homer went on a number of searches with us and retired at 12 years old.

Amber has trained or certified to FEMA standards in Advanced CPR/Rescue Medical Response,Red Cross Disaster Response,Wilderness Survival, Cave Rescue, Urban and Rural Search, Swift Water Rescue with and without dogs. 

Specializing in K9 Tactics at Distinguished Expert level in Multi-Purpose K9 Tactics including all types of detection dogs, bite dogs, Bloodhound Mantrailing/Tracking, All Breed Tracking, Cadaver and Air Scenting. 

A Special Thanks goes out to Ezra Roberts, BCSO and Carlos Parker MCOEM , MCSAR and Rea Valley FD for believing in us.

Amber's Wrinkledpups Bloodhounds were placed in homes with active Search and Rescue members and Sheriff's Departments in several US states, Canada and South America.

Amber currently writes about dogs and shares her home with 2 Family Disaster Dogs; AKC Bloodhound "Wrinkledpups Daisy Mayham" and a Terrier Mix "Willie G" both of whom are featured in the lessons on Family Disaster Dogs. (2017 update both Daisy and Willie are watching over us from heaven and will live on here in cyber land. They taught Washee wolf to watch over me until we all meet again and she is a great FDD dog !) 

(FDD=Family Disaster Dog )

Amber has taught pet owners and trained all breeds of dogs obedience, personal protection and manners, specializing in problem dogs or traumatized dogs and Search Dogs for over 35 years via private and group classes. 


Rea Valley's Incredible Sue
Certified Expert Mantrailer

Practice with your family dogs and learn how to save your family, neighbors and friends in a disaster. 

Pictured below 
Amber Higgins working 5 month old Sambo who later went to 
work in SAR with his mate Sam in So.Calif and then Georgia USA 

Sambo and Amber 2000

In the Family Disaster Dogs book 
You and your dog will learn 

How To

Find a Missing Person in rubble, woods or city settings

Prepare for Emergency

Dog Go-Bag and Bug Out Info

Dog Backpacking for Disaster

Evacuate with Your Dog's Help 

Other Dog Tricks for Assisting in Emergencies

and more...


All content on this site is copyrighted and based on the book 

"Family Disaster Dogs"

by Amber Higgins 

With the first of a Children's Book Series 

"My Puppy Can Find Me"

by Amber Higgins
UK Dog Cartoonist Helen "Scotty" King

Release date 2019 Waldorf Publishing

 Washee Thunderfoot Wolf 2016

I am currently working on the 

"Family Survival Dog Book"

Survival Dog Training Includes 
Protection and Security Dog Skills
Military Dog Skills for home and family use

All content is covered by USA copyright and trademark laws.

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World Class K-9 said...

Many people enroll in group classes because they think it offers improved socialization and interaction with other dogs.

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Dog training school Auckland said...

Hey, you have a very nice site! Keep up the great work!

Amber Shawn said...

Thanks very much!

Amber Shawn said...

Your dogs look great, nice site. Thanks for the comment.

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