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http://ow.ly/dIfpY This search has me shut out of a room, but I still know someone is in need. My bark is my way of alerting.

In this search a (non-responsive) subject took (an unknown) position in a row of 8 duplex cabins (each unit being made up of two separate cabins.)...
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This is my, "Are you looking at me?" face. I can sit like this all day!

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We saw hundreds of kids on Saturday at the Youth Day on the Range in Princeton. They asked a lot of good questions. Thanks to Dr. Maxwell and all of the organizers. We appreciate the invititation to participate in this great event.

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I am headed to Princeton, WV on Saturday for the 3rd Annual Youth Day on the Range.

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This weekend, I focused on finding people and then barking a lot. It is not supposed to matter whether the person is hidden or not.

Ginny indicating on a non-responsive subject positioned out in the open. We wanted Ginny to bark until I arrived before being rewarded and tugging with the s...
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Once I make a sucessful find, I'm rewarded with a tug that I get to chew on for a few minutes. It's the simple pleasures.

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Imagine seeing me come over a rubble pile. This picture shows me finding our (pretend) missing miner. A successful exercise. Thanks to all of the guys at the Highland Tunnel mine as well as the Chapmanville and the East KY mine rescue teams.

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It's dark underground. You can see me in the middle of the group. I am getting ready for my search. In this exercise, I was called in to help the mine rescue guys find a missing miner. Again, this was only a training exercise. The mine rescue teams we worked with were the Chapmanville Team and the East KY Team.

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This weekend I trained with two of our mine rescue teams at the Highland Tunnel Mine in Logan County. This is me and my handler, Rick as we are headed into the mine. I'll post more pictures later.

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Covered in mud. I made a need a bath after this training. It doesn't bother me, I kind of like it.

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Before we started working, I stopped for a water break with my canine companion, Luke.

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Here's another photo from my 'alerting' training. When I find something, I bark, but it's possible other search and rescue dogs would perform a different behavior.

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My training today focused on alerting my handler whenever I found something. I am working with Search and Rescue expert Bill Dotson this week.

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Don't forget to show your support for coal with a Canines for Coal sticker. Check it out on my website http://www.alphaminerescuedog.com/index…/community-and-kids/

The Mining Engineering Magazine recently did a story about me. The story dates back to our participation in a national Mining Engineering event in Seattle, Washington. Check it out.
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Mixed in among the 690 booths displaying the latest and greatest technology and software for the mining industry and the more than 5,100 the industry professionals attending SME’s Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA Feb. 19-22 was a 48-lb. Dutch Sheppard named Ginny (youtu.be/tN-cfZB6DtI).
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http://ow.ly/cPv3e Intense training this weekend with search and rescue expert Bill Dotson. Learn more about my training on my website. http://ow.ly/cRFld