Frequently Asked Questions
Kat's most frequently asked questions and answers
Q: Your book is filled with stories of how you responded with your search dogs to find lost pets. Are you still doing that?
A: Sadly, the answer is no. The lost pet rescue stories in my book reflect a period of my life (1997 – 2000) when I was actively searching for lost pets and was physically able to do so. Now that my book has been published, I have shifted from the role of responding to searches as a pet detective to training and certifying other pet detectives through my pet detective academy K-9 Pet Trackers. If you're looking for a trained pet detective, go to www.missingpetpartnership.org/petdetective-listing.php.
Q: Your book Pet Tracker mentioned you and your dogs moved into a "promising new season as pioneering pet detectives." Do you plan to write a second book about your pet rescue searches?
A: I am currently working on a new spiritual pet memoirs that will be a sequel to Pet Tracker as well as a pet detective mystery for young adults. In addition, my second book DOG DETECTIVES: Train Your Dog To Find Lost Pets (Dogwise, November 2008) does record some of my lost pet cases, primarily those solved by my bloodhound Chase.
Q: I want to train my dog to find lost pets. Can you tell me how to do this?
A: Yes. My book DOG DETECTIVES: Train Your Dog to Find Lost Pets (Dogwise, November 2008) offers instruction in how to train your dog while also describing opportunities to work or volunteer in the emerging pet detective industry. Plus, Missing Pet Partnership offers dog training events where qualified MAR K9 instructors help evaluate, train, and certify dogs to find lost pets. For more info visit my Training page.