Blazing Red Ruby Teufel Hunden (Ruby)
FEMA Human Remains Detection K9
Type III Land Human Remains Detection
The pictures you see here are just a moment in time of what I have asked my Flame daughter to do. She's incredible biddable and resilient. At the age of three, she has become one of less than 100 FEMA certified Human Remains Detection dogs that serve our country during disasters. At the age of two, she passed her wilderness Human Remains Detection certification to assist local law enforcement in the hunt for lost or missing people.
In order to pass these tests, she must locate the strongest source of odor and bark until I reach her. She's a very solid methodical searcher who takes her time and once she commits, will even refuse to leave odor for her reward. Whether I ask her to do this in the middle of a rubble pile or the woods, she works highly independently and doesn't quit.
To pass her FEMA certification, we completed an off leash obedience exercise, five minute down stay with the handler out of sight, figure 8 heeling exercise, agility which includes a teeter, wobbly surface (complete with a turn), a partially blocked tunnel with a 90 elbow and must climb a ladder set at a 45 angle up to an 8ft plank. We must also complete control at a distance, think of a major league baseball diamond and I must direct her to various bases without leaving home plate. Lastly, we have a rubble pile to search that is ~10,000 square feet in 15 minutes.
Ruby handles being a house dog as well as being a working dog. She's incredibly affectionate and enjoys a good chewy or cuddling on the bed.
I have enjoyed training with her so much that I chose a Flame son to be my next FEMA Live Find search dog.
Thank you so much for such a well balanced, level headed driven dog!
NE TF 1
IA TF 1
Paws of Life Foundation