JJ Bachant Brown
JJ BACHANT BROWN - AIR (Area Search)
(Assistant First Year)
JJ has been doing Search and Rescue since 2004 and is a member of the KlaasKids Regional Search Operations Center – Pensacola. She has her NASAR SarTech II certification as well as being a NASAR Canine SarTech III – Area Search Evaluator. She has been an instructor for Area Search in the past for both NNCDS and CSAR. Her first SAR dog, Ivan – a black lab named after Hurricane Ivan – passed away in 2016 after a long and successful career. She and her current Area Search K9, Onxy – another black lab – are currently certified in NASAR Canine SarTech III – Area Search and have previously been certified by NOCSAR and NNCDS (note: Onyx was retired in the summer of 2021 due to a shoulder injury). Her other dog, Luna – an American Bulldog mix – was retired in 2015 after having both her knees replaced. She was training in HRD but is now an ambassador for the unit during public events. JJ owns and operates her dog training business where she is a certified professional Dog Trainer and Pet Care Technician. She is in the final process of completing her dog behavior consulting diploma through DogNostics. JJ is also a Canine Good Citizen Evaluator, an instructor for DogGone Safe, and a professional member of The Pet Professional Guild (PPG).