It is with intense grieve that I share with you my Dad has gone home to be with the Lord. He cared deeply for each and every one of you. I know you share in my devastation and I wish I could personally be there for you all.
He spent his last few days surrounded by his kids, nephew, grandchildren and wife. I was blessed to have him hold my hand as a little girl, through my life and to be able to hold his hand at the end of his life.
My Dad would not want us to grieve his body but to celebrate his freedom from it. MS took my Dads life but he will live on through his book and each of you. MS crippled my Dad but it strengthened thousands of dog teams world wide. Thank you Dad for everything gave so selflessly.
A man that gave so much deserves a legacy that transcends through generations. Please carry on my Dads legacy with the same honor and integrity that it was shared with you.
- Opal Kocher
To support the victims of the earthquake in Italy, INBTI Instructors will host "Days of Dog Training" benefit.
A $25 or (20,- €) donation is required to participate in the training benefit. All proceeds will go to Italian relief efforts and the victims of the earthquake.
CONFCOMMERCIO IMPRESE PER ITALIA RIETI
CAUSALE: Terremoto Amatrice Accumuli
Attention: on some Seminars, fee will be collected and sent as one. So please read the Flyers.
For a 'Day of Dog Training' Benefit please see below:
INBTI Instructor and Pittslyvania County Va Sheriffs Deputy and K9 handler Mike Szelc has been so successful on searches with his K9 partner using The Kocher Method that the department is bringing on another mantrailing team!
"K9 handler, Sgt. Mike Szelc told ABC 13, over the past six years his two dogs have made 76 finds. Many of those were missing and endangered people."