You can tell it’s in some dogs from the day they’re born–an instinct to help others and perform under high pressure circumstances.
“My dog played ball in the house for four hours and was constantly moving so I decided she needed a job,” said Chris Stottmann, Virginia Search and Rescue Member.
Stottmann decided to take advantage of her dog’s high-energy level–getting her involved in the K9 water rescue team.
“We drove up here from Virginia to get some water training in. It’s difficult to get water time so being able to get to something like this really helps us a lot,” said Chris Stottmann.
Stottmann has been training her dog for over 2 years. Water rescue dogs are said to help give closure to families who have lost loved ones in water involved accidents.