Search and rescue dog training

Air scenting is an important feature related to search and rescue dog training – this helps the dog and handler locates missing persons. Foot print scents and wind carried scents are essential for searching operations – here is how the rescue dog is trained to improve his air scenting capabilities:

Testing in this profile involves: A search for a concealed person in a rural environment. The search includes bush and open terrain approximately 400 meters by 400 meters. The search is to be completed within 20 minutes.

A search for 2 medium sized, well scented articles in a rural area. Articles are concealed about 24 hours before the start of the search. The search area is approximately 200 meters by 200 meters. The 2 articles are to be located within 20 minutes. Hand signals and voice commands are used to direct the dog.

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