Jennifer P. - Unit 25
Hometown: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Status: K9 Handler
Alter Ego: Staff Trainer at Dogtopia Dulles
Qualifications: SOLO Wilderness First Aid & CPR with AED. FTM and FTL with VDEM
DOG: K9 Grom
Recommended Reading: “Don't Shoot the Dog” Karen Pryor, "Scent of the Missing" Susanna Charleston and the SAS Guide to Wilderness Survival
Major Deployments/Misc: I am instantly happy in the outdoors. What else is there?
Most Memorable Moment: Camping with my dad in Zion National Park, Utah. Marrying my husband. Becoming Operational with my first dog.
Notes: Did you know that it is possible to train any animal? I have trained crocodiles, birds, turtles, mammals, and even lizards! All you need is a signal to tell them they have done the right thing, such as a whistle or clicker, and a reward.
Her Blog about Search and Rescue is at: houndandthefound.com
Photos of Jen
Jen and K9 Grom, November 2011 with 1 final test to go before becoming an operational K9 unit.
Grom loves getting his reward toy, a nice tug with a human attached to play tug-a-war!