Dog Tests & Adventure Testing
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Now you would be a good time to come out of the wooded areas and practice hide and go seek with the and trainers. As in the exercise that the group did in the training camp, one of the dog trainers would hold the (if necessary) of a dog while that dog's master would go off a little (or long) ways back into the woods and hide out of sight. When the signal is given by the course instructor the trainer would let the dog off of the with a "Search" (or the like) command. Using a river that is not deep or flowing to quickly you can also have the trainer cross first and call to their to follow. This is often a very difficult task for the dog to do on its own and will need lots of reassurance from its trainer. There are many other things that can be practiced and the only limitation is the imagination of the course instructor and of course the level of training that the and trainers have received.
Again it is crucial that the course instructor keep the safety of the and trainers first and foremost in all the planning and execution of the various exercises and challenges that the group is presented with. No dog or trainer should at any time feel threatened or pressured to do something that they don't feel safe or comfortable doing. There is often a fine line between encouraging a team to perform some difficult maneuver and pressuring them into doing it, so the course instructor must use care and skill.