EXERCISE 9-Checking the dog’s reaction to the smell, as well as the skills of searching for and delivering killed game
Commands: “Search / bring”, ” Give»
Execution: Before the beginning of the exercise, the Manager provides the trainer with a wooden object (10 cm × 2 cm × 2 cm), on which the trainer must put his starting number. The trainer can hold the numbered props in his hands for about 5 seconds. At this stage, the dog should not touch this prop or smell it. The handler then signals the handler to turn around, and the handler passes the aforementioned props to the handler. The trainer decides whether the dog sees or does not see the location of the item. The Manager places the props received back from the trainer (without touching it) among 5 similar items on the ground or on the floor, at a distance of about 10 meters from the trainer. Continue reading
Dogs have a very sharp nose, and their sense of smell is 50 times sharper than a human’s. They can smell the right object for several kilometers. Hunters take a dog on a hunt to look for shot prey, sniffer dogs help in the search for missing people. Dogs that help detect drugs and explosives are specially trained.
The dog reports the find in two ways:
– passive: if you found what you needed, sit down or stand next to the detected item;
– active: in the place where she found the desired substance, digs the ground or other surface. This method can be used to detect drugs, but when searching for explosives, it is not suitable – the dog is in danger. Continue reading