Educational Classes

MARK9 offers Educational Classes for various age groups to inform the public about our services.  The educational classes start for kids as young as 5 up to teenagers and adults.

An example Educational Class is Sit & Stays for children age 5 to 12 years old.


Sit & Stays teaches a child what to do if lost in the woods. It covers a variety of techniques designed to protect a lost child and help searchers locate the child more easily.

Sit & Stay is entertaining as well as informative. The teaching techniques help to alleviate children's fears about being lost and gives them concrete tips on what to do.

As a part of this program, children get to meet the dogs of MARK9, as well as get a brief class on bite prevention.

Here are the five main program points covered in Sit & Stay:

  1. Sit & Stay — find a spot and wait for help

  2. Somebody will come — searchers will be looking for you

  3. Make yourself big — this will help you be seen by ground and air searchers

  4. Make yourself loud — this will help you be heard by those who are looking for you

  5. Recognize the good guys — it's important to be able to recognize the searchers and know how to respond to them.

Contact Us to schedule an Educational Class for kids or adults.


MARK9 Search and Rescue (SAR) provides FREE services to Law Enforcement, Fire/Rescue, Parks and Wildlife and other official agencies of any size that require the use of highly skilled K9s and handlers to locate missing people.  The team motto is "Always Ready, Ever Able" so the team is available 24/7/365.


MARK9 Search and Rescue
P.O. Box 852495
Mesquite, Texas 75185

Emergency Contact: 972-286-8426


Mark9 search and rescue

Always Ready, Ever able

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