Olly is a 4½ year old Border Collie. He and his handler Ian are both members of Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team, based up in the Yorkshire Dales.
Olly didn’t start training till he was a year old back in February 2013, but he soon found his paws as a trainee Search and Rescue Dog and they both worked hard to pass assessment in Wales in November 2014. Due to Olly performance on assessment, he was awarded the Novice shield. They are both currently working towards their full upgrade in January.
Olly has attended the SARDA Winter training in Scotland and soon took to finding the bodies buried in the snow.
Olly loves to play and his favourite reward is a ball. He has an uncanny knack of finding them on walks so doesn’t go without for long. When not playing with a ball, he loves to wallow, the dirtier and smellier the water the better.