ABOUTTraining Consultant/ Instructor/Owner
Mary-Ann Warren has been working with dogs for over 30 years in various forms. She has trained her own dogs in protection, upland bird hunting, obedience, and search. Since then she has trained individuals in obedience and in the early nineties started instructing in tracking.
Among a few of her accomplishments:
- First female civilian to pass the RCMP civilian tracking dog certification in Alberta.
- First female civilian to be invited to work with the Canadian HUSAR Task Force II team based out of Calgary.
- Since 1994, Volunteer Search Dog.
- Since 1999, volunteers as the Training Director with the Search & Rescue Dog Association of Alberta® (SARDAA).
- For many years sat on the Provincial SAR Alberta Board and Executive Committee.
- Developed progressive training methods for SAR dog handlers.
- Published 'Bark Alert©' Basic Search Dog and Basic Human Remains Detection Dog workbooks.
- Developed realistic training for the pet owner.
- Mary-Ann Warren, of the Search & Rescue Dog Association of Alberta® (SARDAA), was awarded the Alberta Emergency Service Medal given by Edmonton Police Service Chief Mike Boyd for over 12 years of service
- Qualified Expert court witness for human remains detection training and handling in the state of Tennessee. 2017
- International Trainer/SAR dog Evaluator/Speaker
- Trial Judge for the Sporting Detection Dog Association
- Awarded the Alberta Emergency Services medal given by Office of the Fire Commissionaire SAR Liaison Mike Cook for over 22 years of service.