SARDA’s training weekend was held on the hills near Oughterard , Co. Galway. The weekend went well with many dogs progressing noticeably since the previous weekend; it is obvious that handlers are working hard between national training weekends. On Saturday, two search areas were set up and each dog team covered both at least once. The weather was great – so much so that some participants were sporting sunburns by the evening. The AGM was also held on Sat night. On Sunday, stronger winds resulted in some fantastic strikes for the dogs. Thanks a lot to local organiser Jarlath and to everyone who helped as dogsbodies! – All photos by Vira Knysh.