TV focus on puppy’s search training
BORDER collie puppy Jura is training to become the first ski patrol search and rescue dog at Nevis Range.
TV viewers saw Jura and her owner Will Davis on BBC2 last Thursday in the first episode of a new documentary series called 10 Puppies and Us. In the series Jura hits the mid point of her specialist training with the Search and Rescue Dog Association Scotland, Highland.
Owner Will said: ‘ Jura is a cracking pup with an awesome character. The training is going extremely well.’
Jeff Starkey, head of ski patrol at Nevis Range, said: ‘Having a dog as part of the ski patrol team at Nevis Range is an immense asset.
‘Rescue dogs are another valuable tool in the box of an avalanche rescue, alongside transceivers and Recco, an electronic detection system.
‘Having Jura in the team will give casualties in the Nevis Range ski area a much better chance of being found quickly.’
Dogs are trained to use their acute sense of smell to detect human scent in the air. Together, the dog and its handler form a highly efficient team.
Will Davis and Jura.