The Friends of Hobbs are always looking for interesting and different programs to present free to the public. This one gives a glimpse into the intensive training a bloodhound must undergo to become a certified search hound. The bloodhounds will be there too. There will be a live demonstration of how these dogs help to save lives.
The program will be given by the Arkansas Alliance of Bloodhound Search Specialists (AABSS). This is a state-wide, all-volunteer organization formed in 2005. They are a 501(c)3 public charity. The members are concerned citizens from a multitude of occupations who are dedicated to helping save lives. Their programs focus on safety, and cover what to do if you become separated from the rest of your group and ways to help keep you safe while participating in outdoor activities.
Training a search and rescue dog takes on average 18 months depending on the discipline. Any breed can work in search and rescue if they have the proper personality, temperament, drive, interest, and stamina to do the job – which may cover large areas and many hours when searching for a missing person.
The Friends of Hobbs organization is pleased and in fact excited to make this program available to the public and encourages families and individuals to participate to learn about this free, lifesaving service.
When: Sunday November 3, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Where: Hobbs State Park – Conservation Area visitor center located on Hwy. 12 just east of the Hwy 12 War Eagle Road intersection
This presentation is a continuation of the Friends of Hobbs Speaker’s Series.
For more information on Hobbs State Park programs, trails, picnicking, or meeting room rentals: Call: 479-789-5000