K9 Myka is on the trail!

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King County Search Dogs is proud to announce that we have a newly certified trailing team in our ranks. Congratulations to Courtney and K9 Myka for flying through their trailing test this week!
Myka is Courtney’s second search dog. They are now certified in both trailing and human remains detection (HRD).
K9 Jack, Myka’s older “brother,” is also certified in two disciplines, airscent and HRD.
Courtney is one of only a few handlers in the history of KCSD to have certified with a dog in every core discipline – trailing, airscent, and human remains detection. Quite an achievement!
The KCSD trailing test is of the highest caliber, challenging the dog and handler team to successfully navigate a trail that is 24 hours old with multiple intersections, scent contamination, and varied terrain types.
Way to go, Courtney – you are a real asset to the people of King County and to our organization!