Monday, March 18, 2013

Avalanche Rescue Dog Training

Dachshund Daddy met a very special fur-friend.

Meet Myra, a 3 month old puppy who will soon enroll in avalanche rescue dog training. In a few weeks, Myra and her dad will start taking classes, for a total of 8 hours a week.

In November, they will have to spend a full month in the mountains of Engadine and train together every single day.

Myra can already find treats hidden by her dad under 5 feet of snow.

Last week, Myra's 5-year-old fur-brother lost his battle against bone cancer. Myra continues to look for him all over because his smell sticks to the snow. She keeps wondering where he's hiding.

He's not hiding, dear Myra. He's watching over you as he runs free across that great meadow in the sky.


  1. Aw, so sorry for the loss of her brother. What a beautiful and talented Myra you have though! :)

  2. Myra, you is very brave to keep up all of your good searchings even when you is hurting from the loss of a loved one. You is a very noble dog.


  3. Oh what a dear little dog. Myra, you are so beautiful. Although I do get a bit nervous reading about these working pups, feeling a potential threat to my status as laddie of leisure...
    Toodle pip!
    PS So sorry, Myra, about your brother.

  4. Wow, that's fascinating! Best of luck to Myra with her training!

  5. So sorry for your loss Myra. You will be a great. Avalanche Rescue Dog I can tell already. Thankyou for making the mountains that much safer for all us humans that enjoy them.

  6. Christa taking dictation from BrunoMarch 19, 2013 at 9:00 AM

    Dachshund Daddy met a very special new friend indeed! Myra is so beautiful and clearly very bright, loving, and purposeful. Her brother is indeed watching over her, and Myra and the other rescue dogs are watching over us in the mountains. An inspiring story; thanks for sharing.

  7. Myra has true inner-outer beauty. I'm sorry she lost her brother so tragically.

  8. A month in the mountains? Sounds like heaven to me :) So sorry for Myra's loss though.

  9. So sorry for your lost of brother Myra, he's surely happy up there now.

    Glad you are up to more activities, fun and training to recover from losing a very good companion. Good luck to the training.

    Jarred & Chloe
    Hiking, air & dog cage, stick & treats

  10. Only 5 years old :( that's sad. Maybe your mama and papa will get you another brother or sister soon, Myra. Sounds like you have an excellent nose already X


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