tracking anecdote

How tracking is like driving a stick shift

When you begin tracking it is like the first time you drove a car with a standard shift in that you had to think about pushing in the clutch and pressing the gas just enough so the car will move forward smoothly. The reason you didn’t observe what your . . . → Read More: tracking anecdote

Police K-9 bldg search

The building search is one of the most important functions performed by the patrol dog. The dog is performing the search under conditions that are very dangerous for the handler and is extremely dangerous for non canine personnel. Continue reading Police K-9 bldg search

Increasing the success rate of scent discrimination

Considerations to the Process of Increasing the Success Rate of Scent Discriminating Hounds The hound’s ability to trail is not a matter of nature vs. nurture or genetics vs. training it’s a dynamic process of the contributing elements co-evolving from moment to moment. For example: multicomponent determinants such as, levels of health and fitness, the strength of the hounds ability and desire to follow his nose, his desire to learn, the shared task environments (the handlers abilities, scenting conditions, or terrain), and the way in which circumstances have been put together to facilitate coherence between the hound’s understanding, ability, and the environment. Continue reading Increasing the success rate of scent discrimination