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Contact us...

P.O. Box 32719
Juneau, Alaska 99803
Email: cozylogs@alaska.net

Phone: (907) 789-2582

 

Alaska State Troopers:

2760 Sherwood Lane
Juneau, Alaska 99801
1-800-478-0061
(907) 465-4000

ACS

Team Leader
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  Bruce Bowler:SEADOGS 1
Bruce has over 30 years of service with SEADOGS. He has trained four dogs and gone on over 750 searches. He has been on several NASAR SAR Dog subcommittees and serves as an Instructor and Evaluator. Other positions include: FEMA Urban Search and Rescue Standards Task Force; co-founder of SARDUS (SAR Dogs of the US) and PACRIM (Pacific Rim Disaster Team); ERI Instructor. He is also ETT, Wilderness First Aid and CPR certified.
Willow - Retired
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  Trainer Mark Obrien:SEADOGS 7
Mark has trained three SEADOGS and has participated in a number of searches. His current dog, Willow, is avalanche and wilderness certified. Mark currently works for the Department of Transportation, He is a SARtech II and has First Aide, CPR, ETT, avalanche and tracking certifications.

 

Kirk
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  Trainer Kirk Radach:SEADOGS 6

Kirk is a SARtech II and has tracking, First Aide, and CPR training. He will soon be training his third SEADOG.

Bruce Weyhrauch

 

Keeper and Bizzy
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  Trainers Mike Pilling& Kerry Kirkpatrick:SEADOGS 5 & K2
Mike and Kerry have trained 2 black labs and been on countless wilderness and water searches. They are NASAR certified and commercial fish. Both Mike and Kerry are SARtech II's and have tracking, First Aide, and CPR training. Keeper has been certified in Wilderness, HRD, Water and Avalanche. Their new puppy Bizzy is training in Wilderness, Water and HRD.

 

Seatuk
  Trainer Randy Walling:SEADOGS 8
Randy has been working with SEADOGS since 1994. His first dog Neka was operational from 1997 thru 2004. Neka was involved in searches in Juneau, Angoon, Hoonah, Sitka, Haines, Skagway, Yakatat and Kotzebue. Randy is currently training his second SEADOG, a golden retriever named Seatuk. Seatuk is avalanche, water and wilderness certified through SEADOGS and has been certified in cadaver by K-9 Specialty Search Associates. Randy, also a SARtech II, is a general contractor and has lived in Juneau since 1990.

 

Jasmine and Tango
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Jasmine is certified in avalanche and tracking. Jasmine, Geoff and Marcy have participated in several searches. They own and operate the Alaskan Brewery, but spend their spare time training Jasmine and Tango. Geoff and Marcy are SARtech II's and have tracking, First Aide, and CPR training.
Sage
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  Trainer Stacey Poulson:SEADOG 10
Sage was certified in wilderness in 2012 and is working on her HRD, water and avalanche certification. Stacey and Sage have participated in several searches from Wrangell to Haines. She has a SARtech II certification and has been trained in tracking, First Aide, CPR and was also a member of JMR trained in high angle rescue.
Panzer
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  Trainer Liam Higgins:SEADOG 3

Panzer certified in Wilderness in 2014 and is working on avalanche and Human Remains Detection (HRD). Liam is a General Contractor and owns a construction business specializing in Home renovation and repair. Liam and Panzer have participated in several searches around the Juneau area and have attended an out of state air scent clinic where Panzer received an Air Scent Type II certification with SARDUS. Liam has training in wilderness first aid and CPR, Win CASIE III, and MLPI.

Brew
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  Trainer Mark Sanders:SEADOG 2
Brew certified in Wilderness in 2014 and is working on HRD. Mark and Brew have participated in several searches around the Juneau area and have attended an out of state air scent clinic where Brew received an Air Scent Type II certification with SARDUS. Mark is an avid outdoorsman, loves to go hunting and has training in wilderness first aid, SAR tech II and CPR.


Candidates:

Hera - 2+ year old German Shepard - Trainer Joe Oesterling (Lives in Haines)

TEAM STRUCTURE

The team is comprised of team members (manager and current certified dog handlers), and candidates are evaluated on an on-going basis by the entire team.  Decisions are made by a majority vote of team members. The team manager serves as coordinator and public relations manager. Past team members are encouraged to share their experience, and serve as evaluators on tests. Business meetings are called as needed and include reports by the treasurer on financial issues. Formal training sessions are held each week, and attendance at each workout is expected. Handlers (candidates and team members) lead the workouts on a rotating basis.

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