Technique of support without demand by limited approach
The objective of this technique is to obtain the dog's search development. To increase the level of security in signaling a buried person. This technique will need to be applied exclusively in the counterproductive cases where you consider there is less controlled support than the actual imminent situation of failure in the dog. It will also need to be applied when the trainer is able to see the dog has some insecurity that is interfering negatively on it's being able to locate a signaling place.
Steps of technique of support without demand by limited approach: The trainer will need to walk up to where the buried person is slowly without showing any signs of excitement or giving the dog any motivation whether it be verbal or with facial expressions (the dog will usually already be in this specific place). This alone should be enough to let the dog feel it has had sufficient support on the part of the trainer. If the dog has been previously demanding too much support from the trainer by returning to the trainer, this technique should not be used since it can interfere with the dog's conditioning.
Reinforcement technique adjusted by triple control: The objective of this technique is to successfully have the dog do it search and rescue job successively. This should also increase the positive effect of reinforcement. This technique should be done at the beginning stages of the dog's training.
Basic steps of reinforcement technique adjusted by triple control: The trainer will need to stand in a strategic point that will allow him or her to observe, without any interruptions, the behavior of the dog while it is searching. The trainer will at the same time be controlling these fundamental variables with a transceiver:
- What needs to be reinforced
- When to initiate the reinforcement
- How to reinforce
Obviously the trainer should have already evaluated all of the essential variables such as: Which were the things he or she wanted to train the dog to do. Effective signaling on part of the dog as well as the fluidity and perseverance etc. Motivational and energetic state of the dog. And any possible things or situations that could hinder, distract or confuse the dog. The trainer must be able to capture and analyze the advancement of the way the dog acts during a search and signal, so that he or she in this way can effectively control all the points above.