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5 days ago

Canine Connection

The Thankful Heart opens our eyes to a multitude of Blessings that continually Surround Us. ~James E. Faust ...

The Thankful Heart opens our eyes to a multitude of Blessings that continually Surround Us. ~James E. Faust

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Happy Thanksgiving Debbie!

We are thankful for You and Canine Connection for all the love you bring to our family pets. May you and your Business ALWAYS be BLESSED!

Happy Thanksgiving!!! Thank you for always taking care of our baby! We appreciate you so much!

Happy Thanksgiving. Debbie Triplett. We are so thankful and grateful for ALL you do. Our family would not have been as “successful” without your help w Astro.

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving my sweet friend. Sounds like you might need some rest

Happy Thanksgiving

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1 week ago

Canine Connection

Reminder: no group classes this weekend. See everyone next week for CGC skill practice. ...

2 weeks ago

Canine Connection

A nightmare of a post I never dreamed I would make......I don’t have a lot of answers, the only facts I actually know are the events that have taken place.
As many are aware, Kristan Terry and I have been ( what I thought) the best of friends, teammates and shared all things in life and canine. We have been fortunate enough to jointly host several workshops and training events and established a heavy association together as such.
Unfortunately, a friendship and partnership has ended and it has become necessary to provide clarification and transparency. I do not understand, I do not know how and I have absolutely no clue as to why this has happened. It’s been a traumatic, devastating experience that has shaken me to my very core and created a magnitude of sadness beyond description. Each time I’ve thought a resolution and positive steps forward was taking place the exact opposite was true and each episode has been more destructive and vindictive than the previous.
As with all stories, two sides exist and this is mine. I’ve asked Kristan repeatedly what I did wrong and attempted multiple times to find out why. Other than “you become quiet and withdrawn” myself and others have received no answers and have just been left in utter shock.
Information and common goals that had always been shared suddenly become exclusively consumed and controlled by Kristan, including contact with clients of my personal business. Events happened that never should have occurred from someone that was labeled as a friend. Therefore, I feel it is necessary to publicly announce we are no longer affiliated in any aspect including Search and Rescue or training venues or workshops.
I find it unforgivable, in my opinion, that Kristan chose to make decisions that she was fully aware would impact the SAR Community and the entire k9 world. She walked away/ resigned from search teams and her task force dog. And, immediately took possession of the two full body cadaver specimens that we had acquired for training and educational purposes. Documentation and legal custody of these specimens was that of my company and did not belong to Kristan. I should mention she did fund the initial purchase however, many handlers and teams contributed to their cost in order to have access to very rare, vital much needed training skills and experiences. Kristan refused to allow access to the specimens for use at an immediate workshop and those of future dates. I was forced to contact the leasing company and they had no choice except that of retrieving the specimens. And the incredibly sad result is they will never lease to a k9 team again. Ever. It’s a huge loss for SAR and the handlers and teams whose workshops have been impacted. It was deliberate actions that were totally unnecessary and without justification. And I can not comprehend how a SAR handler could make those choices knowing the consequences that would follow. To set the record straight, the accusations from Kristan that I mishandled the specimens are false. Every training I have had any contact with specimens was jointly with Kristan and discussed heavily prior, during and afterwards to follow best practices. The exception was the one training Kristan couldn’t attend and it was hosted by an evaluator with impeccable credentials and extensive HR knowledge. As the last team scheduled at Kristan’s can confirm, the freezer had been accidentally unplugged and reconnected. It resulted in this team being forced to leave specimens in the container and not possible to remove for the planned scenarios. This occurred on Kristan’s property and was not my responsibility. Mishandling did not occur under my care or guidance.
As I’ve stated, I have no answers as to why the drastic change of common goals, friendship and the commitment to SAR ceased to exist. Many tears have been shed and more will come. To all impacted, I’m truly sorry.
I’m frustrated from receiving questions I have no knowledge to answer. I hoped this would peacefully resolve but that isn’t possible when vindictive actions continue to take place. This door is closed for me, and I appreciate the faith I’ve received from colleagues and fellow handlers. See you at trainings with the canines and a profession we all love.
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So sorry praying God can and will work this out to be A Blesing in jesus name Amen

GOD BLESS YOU. 🙏🙏🙏

Having trained with both of you im sad to hear it. Hope things are able to be mended in future.

I REALLY FEEL BAD FOR YOU AND ALL OF EVERY ONE INVOLVED:) PUT THIS ON YOUR FACE AND MOVE ON....

So very sad,sorry it couldn't have been worked out

Gb you your GOING to have the VICTORY

I have no clue???”&

Too much to ever trust again. Forgive, yes.

So sorry this happened but God has a way of working things out.

Praying for you

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2 weeks ago

Canine Connection

It’s group class Saturday! 11-12. Bring beds, treats and let’s train! ...

It’s group class Saturday! 11-12. Bring beds, treats  and let’s train!

3 weeks ago

Canine Connection

It’s group class Saturday! Beginner and Advanced Canines 11:00-12:00. Bring beds and treats. Super excited to see everyone! ...

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Operation Unified Response is a wrap!

Operation Unified Response is a wrap!

Operation Unified Response is a wrap! And what a fitting end! Ohio Task Force One handlers had the unique opportunity to host training with Canadian k9 handlers from Vancouver. A great learning experience for both teams and canines. It was an incredible...

Photography By Chloe – DEC 8TH

Photography By Chloe – DEC 8TH

Fur babies love Christmas too ! Contact Debbie Triplett to book a session for you and your pup for only $25 !!!! This will be at the Canine Connection on December 8th ! I can’t wait to meet all everyone’s fur babies !

Melissa Morgan Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Animal & Food Sciences at the University of Kentucky.  At the University, she is the Director of the Food Systems Innovation Center (FSIC) and Director of Undergraduate Studies in Food Science. Melissa’s research interests include pre- and post-harvest food safety and quality control. In recent years this worked has evolved to included activities to prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from non-routine emergencies resulting from intentional and non-intentional contamination affecting food products. Melissa’s teaching program includes traditional classes in Food Microbiology, Food Sanitation, Foodborne Pathogens, and Veterinary Medical Terminology (online), in addition to a robust program in undergraduate student research and internships.

Melissa has been involved in working and training scent detecting dogs for over 20 years. She is a K9 Deputy with the Grant County Sheriff’s Department,  Chief of the Kentucky Search Dog Association, and K9 manager for Ohio Task Force 1 a FEMA Urban Search and Rescue team.  Melissa has been involved with over 375 incidents as either a dog handler, team leader or operations officer, her K9s are certified through FEMA, North American Police Work Dog Association (NAPWDA), American Police Canine Association (APCA) and Kentucky Emergency Management (KYEM) in disaster, air-scent, trailing, and cadaver. In addition, Melissa is an evaluator for KYEM, FEMA Disaster – HRD and a Master Trainer for APCA.