Dennis Schenk has been involved with Search and Rescue since 1996. Dennis is a member of Illinois Wisconsin Search Dogs today. He is also an original member of CSAR, Canine Search and Recovery, an International Search Dog Organization. He has served on their Board for well over twelve years and has been a six year past President with the organization. He has instructed HRD classes for twelve years. Dennis currently resides in Central Wisconsin, Rosholt, which is just outside of Stevens Point.
Dennis started his SAR work with SASHA his first SAR German Shepherd Dog. Sasha was a dual purpose trailing and Human Remains Detection dog and certified in both disciplines. She gave him her all and said her final fair well to him at fifteen and a half years old. She was his girl and mentored him in his SAR foundations.
BECK was his second German Shepherd working partner. He was a dual purpose dog as well. He served Dennis well with twelve working years of service and passed at thirteen and half years old. He was certified with L.E.T.S., Law Enforcement Training Specialist International Inc., in land and water HRD.
GUS, "GUSTO ", was his third GSD partner. He had the intensity, energy and work ethic of a three year old. He was a past dual purpose dog certifying with NAPWDA, North American Police Work Dog Association, in trailing and HRD and L.E.T.S. land and water HRD. Gus is now enjoying retirement as of the end of 2022.
BODIE, is his fourth working partner. K9 Bodie is a black Labrador Retriever and is being trained solely for human remains detection (HRD).
K9 Gus aka "Gusto"