Maeglin Hill the Border Collie and I

Life of a search & rescue dog

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- 27. - 31. 8. 2014: International summer camp for SAR in Varpolje

On TV news: KLIK

- 20. - 24. 8. 2014: FCI World Championship for SAR - 7. place!! We were participating in area search. Members of the team: Matjaž - leader, Nevenka and Neli, Cvetka and Flika and us2.

        

- 4. - 6. 7. 2014: Training wekeend for area search at Platak, Croatia 

- 28. 6. 2014: Our second agility competition and 2nd condition for 2. level!  

- 14. 6. 2014: We passed the last exam in SAR - area search IPO 2 (RH-FL/B). Proud of my crazy runner!  

- 23. - 25. 5. 2014: International Mission-Exercise for Teams "Ljubljana 2014"Really hard mission-exercise, with my favourite team: Ana & Luna, Tamara & Tia and me & Hill  we took 5. place (24 hours long exercise, 8 searches ::3 area searches, 5 rubble searches - one of them at night::, rope technique, first aid, orientation hike - we didn`t have any time for rest, but we made it, I am especially proud of the dogs, who even at the last search showed very high energy and motivation) 

On TV-news: KLIK

Preparation for roping & selecting the tactic for searching (foto: Miloš Kužner)

- 18. 5. 2014: IRO exams in Ljubljana. We entered RH-FL/B but again luck wasn`t at our side 

- 3. 5. 2014: Our 1st agility competition and already 1st condition for 2nd level  

Check it out: KLIK

- 25. - 27. 4. 2014: Training weekend of National Unit for SAR at Žatec (Czech Republic). Great rubble, nice weather, new experiences, nice company...

foto: Vera Mikolič

- 17. - 20. 4. 2014: Traditional SAR training days in Logarska dolina. And we had some fun with "really big toy"

  

foto: Ana Marinc

- 6. 4. 2014: SAR exam for area search 2nd degree (RH-FL/B) - unfortunatelly bad luck and we didn`t pass it

- 29. 3. 2014: Exercise of Regional Unit for SAR at Šmartinsko jezero 

- 22. - 23. 3. 2014: Exercise of National Unit for SAR in Brežice and Zagreb (Croatia) 

- 1. 3. 2014: SAR training in Šempeter

     

Hill is alerting missing person on height (foto: Ana Marinc)

- 11. 1. 2014: Our first agility competition - 4fun at ŠKD Emona - it was a real fun, first agility competition and first run inside a hall, on sand. 

- 8. 1. 2014: SAR practise at Ig (Ljubljana) 

- 14. 12. 2013: Training of roping ::really adrenalin:: 

           

 - 24. 11. 2013: Test for National Unit for search & rescue from rubble for the year 2014. It included 3 searches in the rubble, difficult dexterity, first aid for human and dog and INSARAG marking of rubble. We  again became members of National Unit for search & rescue for the year 2014.

- 10. 11. 2013: Happy 5th birthday my blue-merle dream! 

- 9. 11. 2013: Test for Regional Unit for search & rescue for the year 2014. It included 2 area searches, difficult dexterity, first aid for human and dog and orientation. We again became the members of Regional Unit for search & rescue for the year 2014. 

- 1. - 3. 11. 2013: We passed MRT (Mission Readiness Test)!!! This year this test was in Zatec, Czech Republic and this is the hardest test in search & rescue! It was 36 hours long and it included 7 searches for 20 minutes (3 night and 4 day searches), roping, 10 km hike with all equipment, first aid for humans and dogs and INSARAG guideleines. It was a really hard test, but the feeling in the end, when you find out that you passed it, it is... huh... I am really proud of both of us and of our club - this means that we are doing really well.

Here you can see a short clip from one of our searches at MRT: KLIK 

- 11. - 13. 10. 2013: Training wekeend for SAR in Pula (Croatia) 

- 5. - 6. 10. 2013: Training wekeend for SAR in Nova Gorica 

- 29. 9. 2013: Herding seminar with Hill`s breeder - Raf Dewinter. The weather was really bad (it was raining all the time), and Hill thought that sheep were waste of time. For him there are more important things in life like balls, frisbees...  

- 5. - 8. 9. 2013: Training days for MRT (Mission Readiness Test) in Berlin (Germany)

        

              foto: Ana Marinc

- 28. 8. - 1. 9. 2013: International summer camp for SAR in Tolmin 

- 23. - 25. 8. 2013: SAR competition in Donovaly (Slovakia) - unfortunately the luck wasn`t at our side, so we didn`t pass, but like always we had a lot of fun.

- 3. - 4. 8. 2013: Weekend practise at Pohorje (Koča na Šumiku) for area search

- 27. 7. 2013:  Real search & rescue action for an old (72 years) female in Vransko. She has been found, so happy that everything end up so well. 

Slovenian article about that: KLIK

                              

Me and Hill in the trunk of fire truck while driving on another location

- 24. 7. 2013: Practise for search & rescue in Dolsko and IG (Ljubljana) 

 

 foto: Ana Marinc

 

- 10. - 18. 7. 2013: Seaside (Mali Lošinj, Croatia) 

 

- 8. - 10. 7. 2013: Hiking in Julian Alps

  

- 9. 6. 2013: Practise for search & rescue in Dolsko (Ljubljana) - after RO competition we went to short rubble training.

- 9. 6. 2013: Rally Obedience II competition - unfortunately we messed up entry into the wave-poles and this caused us 1st place. Other exercises were excelent, and again we had the best time.

- 17. - 19. 5. 2013: International Mission-Exercise for Teams "Ljubljana 2013": we successfully performed the working tasks (24 hours long exercise, 2 area searches, 4 rubble searches - one of them at night, rope technique, first aid, orientation hike) and took 3. place among 20 teams from Austria, Croatia, Italy, Germany, Serbia and Slovenia (members of our team: Iva & Juna, Janez & Aika and me & Hill)

On TV news: KLIK

- 10. - 12. 5. 2013: Open Slovenian National Championship for search & rescue dogs in Logatec: we took 7. place in searching in the rubble and 3. place in team classification (with Tomi & Sherpa and Blaž & Rudi)

foto: Rok Godec

 

- 11. - 14. 4. 2013: Traditional search & rescue training days in Logarska dolina 

foto: Eva Hrnčič                                       foto: Ana Marinc

- 7. 4. 2013: We passed Rally Obedience 2nd degree exam (RO II)!   Again with the fastest time!

foto: Neda Hauko

- 5. - 6. 4. 2013: Two days exercise for National Search & Rescue Unit (MERP) 

- 23. 3. 2013: Excercise day of Regional Unit for search & rescue at Šmartinsko jezero

- 19. 3. 2013: We were on real search & rescue action in Krško. We were searching for an older male person, but unfortunately he wasn`t been found.

- 3. 3. 2013: Practise for search & rescue at Color Medvode (Ljubljana)

- 8. 2. 2013: After a really long time (almost four years) we were again at sheepherding. We for sure will do this again! 

- 28. 1 2013: Short practise for search & rescue at Jata (Ljubljana)

- 24. - 25. 11. 2012:  Training weekend for Regional search & rescue Unit in Gotenica

- 10. 11. 2012: Happy 4th birthday my sunshine!  

- 10. 11. 2012:  Test for Regional Unit for search & rescue for the year 2013. It included 2 area searches, difficult dexterity, first aid for human and dog and orientation. We again became the members of Regional Unit for search & rescue for the year 2013. 

- 28. 10. 2012:   Test for National Unit for search & rescue from rubble for the year 2013. It included 3 searches in the rubble, difficult dexterity, first aid for human and dog and INSARAG marking of rubble. We  became members of National Unit for search & rescue for the year 2013. Hill showed really nice work and proved that he can be next to older and experienced dogs.

- 21. 10. 2012: Rally Obedience I competition - we ended on 4. place and with fastest time. I am really satisfied with our work, it was our best performance so far

- 6. 10. 2012: Simulation of search & rescue action for Police at the most known hill in Celje, Celjska koča

- 3. 10. 2012: Real search & rescue action for an old (85 years) male person at Sv. Anton na Pohorju. Unfortunatelly he hasn`t been found

- 22. 9. 2012: We passed area search 1st degree (RH-FL/A) with excellent mark (searching 193/200 points, obedience & dexterity 94/100 points :: total 287/300 points)

                        

- 22. - 26. 8. 2012: International summer camp for search & rescue. This year our club organized this big event

- 2. 8. 2012: Real search & rescue action for a middle-aged man in Dolenje Skopice. It was hoooot, more than 30 degrees 

        

foto: Ana Marinc

- 23. - 29. 7. 2012: At seaside, time for relaxation... Pula, Croatia 

 

- 8. 7. 2012: Frisbee competition in Duplica: Time trial - 2. place! (18.73 sec), Super Minidistance 7. place   

         

foto: Polona Železnikar

- 16. 6. 2012: We pass the highest exam in searching in the rubble (RH-T/B). Soooo proud of my brave boy! :)

- 2. 5. 2012: Exercise day for search & rescue in Žiri 

- 27. 5. 2012: 3. National Rally Obedience competition: the lack of training for this discipline caused some confusion on competition so we didn`t done it well.  Hill enjoyed free time with two years old girl Nika and her ball, and I enjoyed watching them

foto: Petra Hladnik

- 10. - 13. 5. 2012:  International camp for search & rescue in Pula, Croatia

                                                                   foto: Tamara Jager

- 7. 5. 2012: We were called for real search & rescu action, at 21.00. An older man was missing. I must admit, I had doubts how this will end up because of darkness, but the end was good - a man was found in village 3 km away from point where he was missing. It was really nice to see him alive and ok.  

- 2. 5. 2012: Practise for search & rescue in Vrhnika 

  

- 27. - 29. 4. 2012: We enjoyed short vacation at the seaside in Savudrija, Croatia

- 21. 4. 2012: Excercise day for search & rescue in Tržič 

- 20. 4. 2012: Presentation of search & rescue dogs for primary school Dobrna

 

foto: Ana Marinc 

- 29. 3. -1. 4. 2012: Our traditional search & rescue training days in Logarska dolina 

- 9. 3. 2012: We started to train agility (like we don`t have enough activities already ). Fun, fun, fun

- 4. 3. 2012: Practise for search & rescue in Villach (Austria) PHOTOS

       

foto: Darja in Aljaž Janc

- 24. - 26. 2. 2012: Training weekend for Regional search & rescue Unit in Gotenica

- 15. 1. 2012: Practise for search & rescue at Jata (Ljubljana) 

- 26. 12. 2011: Practise for search & rescue in Dolsko (Ljubljana)

        

foto: Darja in Aljaž Janc

- 17. 12. 2011: Exercise for search & rescue at Koča pod Storžičem

- 9. - 11. 12. 2011:  Training weekend for Regional search & rescue Unit in Gotenica

- September-December 2011: Training course with fresbee under instruction of Maja Rokavec. We had tons of fun!

- 13. 11. 2011: Practise for search & rescue at Ig (Ljubljana)

foto: Darja Janc 

- 10. 11. 2011: Happy 3. birthday my craaazy dog!   VIDEO

- 30. 10. 2011: Rally Obedience I competition. We done it quite better than the last time when we also passed the exam, but unfortunately we messed up one exercise and ended on 12. place. VIDEO

 

foto: Aljaž Janc 

- 16. 10. 2011: Test for Regional search & rescue unit for the year 2012. It included searching in the rubble, area search, difficult dexterity, first aid and condition test. We again became the members of Regional Unit for search & rescue for the year 2012.

  

Photos from some of dexterity 

- 6. 10. 2011: Presentation of search & rescue dogs for kindergarten in Šmarje pri Jelšah 

     

- 5. 10. 2011: We were again called for a real search & rescue action  for an older male person. Unfortunatelly also this time he hasn`t been found.

- 29. 9. - 2. 10. 2011: International camp for search & rescue in Pula, Croatia PHOTOS

 

- 24. 9. 2011: 3. PLACE ON TEAM COMPETITION named TALANOV MEMORIAL! Members of the team: Ana & Luna, Tamara & Tia and me & Hill.

PHOTOS and VIDEO 

    

The disciplines on this competition were: dexterity, searching by the road & first aid, climbing & lowering with the dog, obedience, area search and rubble search. All this is done in team. We had a lot of fun together!

 - 21. 9. 2011: We were on our first real search & rescue  action. We were searching for an older male person, but unfortunately he hasn`t been found.

- 24. - 28. 8. 2011: International summer camp for search & rescue in Zagorje PHOTOS 

                         

- 7. 8. 2011: Skyhoundz discdog competition, ŠKD Mirna        

                

foto: Damnjan Zabukovnik

Team Distance/Accuracy: Tamara Jager, Eva Gologranc & Tia: 2. place!! (16,5p)

                                            Eva Gologranc, Tamara Jager & Hill: 5. place (12,5p)

Time Trial: 8. place (23,19 sec)

foto: Blaž Strmole

- 4. - 14. 7. 2011: Seasideeee   Bol na Braču, Croatia. PHOTOS

           

- 3. 7. 2011: We were at our first discdog competition in Maribor (AWI Qualifier). We entered the discipline Dogdartbee and Time trial. At dogdartbee we weren`t successful because my throws were really bad, but in Time trial we  finished at 4. place!!  

- 27. 6. 2011: Practise for search & rescue in Astra, Ljubljana

                  

foto: Ana Marinc

- 19. 6. 2011: We passed Rally Obedience I (RO I)! VIDEO

- 5. 6. 2011: Practise for search & rescue in Zagorje 

- 3. 6. 2011: Exercise of Regional search & rescue unit. After that we had some fun! Luna, Tia and Hill barked at the same time at one person (me ). This could be quite difficult, because a lot of dogs could get into fight or into play, but even though they are friends, they didn`t  bother each other at all. VIDEO as a proof

foto: Ana Marinc

- 27. 5. 2011: Exercise of search & rescue unit for our City municipality Celje VIDEO

- 21. 5. 2011:  Exercise day for search & rescue named "Rescuing life 2011" in Novo mesto. What you see on pictures was really adrenaline, for me and Hill, but we made it! :)  PHOTOS

 - 8. 5. 2011: We passed National exam for area search 1st degree IRP-PO/N!! Searching 192/200 points, obedience 46/50 points, dexterity 41/50 points!

 

foto: Andrej Vratanar 

- 14. - 17. 4. 2011: We spend four days in the snow and woods in Logarska dolina. It was a great training for searching in the snow and for area search with great company!                                                                                       PHOTOS and VIDEO

 foto: Sebastijan Strašek

foto: Maja Balon                                             

-1. - 3. 4. 2011: Slovenian Open Championship for search & rescue: we participated in rubble search 2nd degree and besides competition we were also doing exam for this discipline. Rubble was to difficult and unfortunately we didn`t pass it, like other 33 teams (handler & dog) from Slovenia, Croatia, Austria and Italy. The only positive team was from Poland.

 - March 2011: We are already enjoying warmer, spring weather

 

   

 foto: Ana Marinc

- 27. 2. 2011: Practise for search & rescue in Tisa, Ljubljana 

                        

 - 11. - 13. 2. 2011: Training weekend for Regional Search & rescue unit in Gotenica (photos)

 - 29. 12. 2010: Practise for search & rescue in Koper

- 16. - 19. 12. 2010: Winter vacation in Kranjska Gora (photos)

- 3. - 5. 12. 2010: Training weekend for Regional search & rescue unit in Gotenica 

- 10. 11. 2010: HAPPY 2nd BIRTHDAY! 

- 7. 11. 2010: Search & rescue exam in Logatec for area search, but unfortunately some bad luck and we didn`t pass it

- 24. 10. 2010: Frisbiee seminar with Jean McCollister

- 17. 10. 2010: Test for Regional search & rescue unit for the year 2011. We passed it really well, I am satisfied with his work and he was praised from judges :).

- 16. 10 . 2010: Breedeing examination in Slovenska Bistrica. Hill got conditional license as a stud dog 

- 7. - 11. 10. 2010: Military contest of working dogs in Switzerland. Hill did  great, but he is still very young and the lack of experience caused that we weren`t classified

- 30. 9. - 3. 10. 2010: European dogshow in Celje - we were representing search & rescue

- 28. 9. 2010: Presentation of search & rescue dogs in Primary school Štore 

- 6. -10. 9. 2010: Training week in Tritol, Austria. Amazing ruins! 

- 25. - 29. 8. 2010: International summer camp for search & rescue in Varpolje

- 26. 6. 2010: We passed BBH exam 

- 19. 6. 2010: Hill became a SEARCH & RESCUE DOG! (RH-T/A - searching in rubble, 1st degree)

 - 10. 6. 2010: Hill`s breeder Raf Dewinter came to Slovenia! It was really great to see him again!

- 22. - 25. 4. 2010: Training weekend for search & rescue in snow, Logarska dolina 

- 7. 4. 2010: Presentation of search & rescue dogs in Primary school Debro Laško

      

- 26. 3. 2010: Presentation of search & rescue dogs in Primary school Šmartno ob Paki

- 14. 3. 2010: Practise with helicopter in Brnik

- 17. - 20. 12. 2009: We were enjoying winter holiday in Kranjska Gora 

- 5. 12. 2009: Practise for search & rescue in Ljubljana

- 10. 11. 2009: HAPPY 1st BIRTHDAY!!  (video) 

- 18. 10. 2009: Mini frisbee seminar in Ljubljana

- 11. 10. 2009: Practise for search & rescue in Zagreb, Croatia

- 26. 9. 2009: We went to watch frisbee competition in Maribor

- 26. - 30. 8. 2009: International summer camp for search & rescue in Varpolje

- 12. 6. 2009: I got results for MDR: Hill is MDR+/+ :)

- 1. 6. 2009: I got the results for his eyes from Optigen: he is CEA DNA normal :) 

- 25. 5. 2009: Hill is written in Slovenian pedigree book (KZS), he got the number SLRBOC-00410 

- 23. 5. 2009: Exercise day for search & rescue in Novo mesto.

- 15. - 17. 5. 2009: Training weekend for search & rescue in the snow in Logarska dolina

- 26. 4. 2009: Herding instinct test at Sheepdog Insontino, Italy (video)

Foto: Tine Mezgec 

- 31. 1. 2009: We went to watch agility competition in Postojna and Hill met his half sister Gia

       

 Foto: Petra Hladnik

- 28. 12. 2008: Hill came home :D

- 10. 11. 2008: Hill`s birth :)

               

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