2011 SARDUS Midwest and Eastern Region Clinic
Sept 29- October 2

Lapeer  Michigan 

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The 2011 SARDUS Midwest and Eastern regional clinic will be hosted by K-9 ONE Search and Rescue on a 11,000 acre State wildlife area near Lapeer  Michigan Sept 29- October 2, 2011. We will be headquarted at Camp Lael, 2062 Ferns Road , which will have cabins, RV parking and rustic camping. Food will be provided on-site. 
Experienced trainers will be available to work with handlers throughout the week but the primary focus will be completing SARDUS evaluations in HRD, trailing and area search.  We will also be working on developing evaluators in this region!

Cost- $150 includes room and board!
$50 per SARDUS test

  • training clinic is limited to 20 people 
  • attend specialized training in air scent, trailing and HRD
  • cost includes room and board.
  • must pay in full at time of registration
  • full refunds available until 1 week prior to start of clinic (Sept 22), 50% refund after Sept 22.
  • if requesting a certification (see below) must register and pay for test ($50) at time of registration 

Test Type

To register please fill out the following form:

Contact information:
First name:
Last name:
Email address:
SAR Group Name:
Mailing address:
Request information :
SARDUS member
Attend both training and certification
Training Only- no tests
Certification Only-no training
Request Trailing Certification
Request HRD Certification
Request Air Scent Certification
Plan on rustic camping on-site
Need info on off-site accomidations
Have paid in full


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



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 dogs!


New Evaluators

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.

click here to request more information on becoming a SARDUS evaluator