The 2011 SARDUS western regional clinic will be hosted by Absaroka Search Dogs on a 12,000 acre private ranch in
southwestern Montana July 20 - 27, 2011. The area is open to rustic camping with nearby hotel/cabin accomidations.The ranch is located a short
drive east of Boulder Montana in the Elkhorn mountains on a well maintained county road. The road into the ranchis less maintained but accessible with vehicles towing trailers. Experienced trainers will be available to work with handlers throughout the week but
the primary focus over the weekend will be completing SARDUS evaluations in HRD, trailing and area search.
training clinic is limited to 20 people
attend specialized training in air scent, trailing and HRD
cost includes access to free rustic camping- potties will be provided
hotel accommodations are nearby
must pay in full at time of registration
available until 1 week prior to start of clinic (July 14), 50% refund after July 14.
if requesting a certification (see below) must register and pay for test ($50) at time of registration
50% discount ($60) if you are only looking to attend the certification portion of the clinic.
Does not include any training opportunities, includes access to rustic camping July 23-27th.
If your prefer another payment option checks may be made
out and mailed to:
Boulder Hot Springs Boulderhotsprings.com 406-225-4339
You will be responsible for providing your own food.
Bring a camping stove, there are groceries and restaurants in Boulder MT.
Certifications will be held on site July 23-27
Cost $50 per test (air scent, HRD, trailing and includes one
retest if necessary)
Testing is available for trailing, air scent and HRD.
Each test consists of multiple evaluations to test teams in the critical aspects of each speciality. We also test over
multiple days to get a good idea of the teams abilities, instead of just one moment of time. We work with the teams
requirements and readily work with other organizations.
you may add each additional test by choosing "add to cart" and then once in Paypal choose "continue shopping"
Intensive training dates July 20-23. Training will occur on certification
days as time allows.
SARDUS members will enjoy training opportunities with some of the most
experienced handlers and trainers in the country. We worked with teams at the beginning of their careers as well as
those preparing to certify. Our clinics are designed to cover all of the necessary points for developing and certifying
SAR dogs teams. Those attending the clinics will have an opportunity to fully demonstrate the requirements set forth
in the Task Book. What a wonderful way of seeing how different people from different parts of the country work with
These clinics give SARDUS the opportunity to work with new evaluators.
We are intentionally moving very slow with the expansion of our evaluator pool so we can maintain the quality and consistency
that we expect with our certifications. Evaluators in-training work with our experienced evaluators setting up and observing
how each test is evaluated. This is a very work intensive process but our results are tests that are set up and evaluated
the same across the country. If you are interested in becoming a SARDUS evaluator please apply by contacting SARDUS
below. Very limited space.