If you’ve been following the Nevis Range Facebook posts, you’ll probably feel like you already know Border Collie puppy #JuraPatrol. You can now catch #JuraPatrol and Will at 8pm on BBC Two on Thursday 27 July 2017 in the first episode of the new series “10 Puppies and Us”. #10puppies
#JuraPatrol joined Ski Patroller Will last winter to train as the first Ski Patrol search and rescue dog here at Nevis Range. The dogs are trained to use their acute sense of smell to detect human scent in the air and together the dog and handler form a highly efficient team working in all weathers, day or night, without loss of speed and covering huge areas quickly. Having a dog as part of the Ski Patrol team at Nevis Range will be an amazing asset and another valuable tool of Avalanche rescue, alongside transceivers and Recco.
#JuraPatrol‘s now at the mid point of her training programme with the Search and Rescue Dog Association of Scotland (Highland) SARDA, who are supporting dogs in Scottish Ski Patrol teams. The training is going extremely well and she’s picking up on the ever more demanding commands and adapting to her new life in the hills. Well on the way to becoming a very effective search and rescue dog!
Jura’s also turned out to be a cracking your dog with an awesome character … and we hear she’s also turned out to be a natural in front of the camera! She’s also become quite a distraction to Nevis Range staff in need of a hug …
“10 Puppies and Us”, produced by RDF Television and narrated by the actor Neil Morrissey, follows young dogs and their new owners over the course of their all-important first six months together. The first episode features Jura & Will as they progress through the stringent search and rescue training process … plus three other puppies and their new owners. Jura hits the mid point of her specialist training programme with the Search and Rescue Dog Association Scotland (Highland) during the the series.