I joined SARDA in 2008 and spent 6 months acting as a “dogsbody” before I began training my dog Sasha. Sasha, a rescued dog herself, enjoys training as a search and rescue dog. She is extremely clever and hardworking and loves to play. She is a little shy and we are hoping she will overcome this to become the brilliant search dog we know she is capable of. We are based in Wicklow and try to train on the hills every week. We participate in National training weekends where the input of experienced handlers proves invaluable.