GAME MEAT SERVICE DOG DETECTION TEAM WORK

This test is designed to show the Handlers ability to interpret a trained game meat detection service dog's alert when locating game meat.

PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES

1. Area Search Game Meat Identification and Detection: The Handler will understand and interpret the trained game meat service dog's alert on game meat materials placed at least one (1) hour prior to testing. The area to be searched will be large enough for the dog to search for an extended period of time, not to exceed one (1) hour. There will be at least three (3) finds; one (1) buried, one (1) on top of the ground, and one (1) high find.

A. The type of dog alert indication will be left up to the handler and the handlers department.

2. Vehicle Search Game Meat Identification and Detection: A minimum of five (5) vehicles will be used. Material to be found will be placed at least thirty (30) minutes prior to testing. After the Handler recognizes each service dog alert and indication of odor, the Handler will command the dog to continue the search.

A. The type of dog alert indication will be left to the handler and the handlers department.

3. Building Search Game Meat Identification and Detection: The material to be found will be in place at least thirty (30) minutes prior to testing. After each alert and indication for odor, the Handler will command the dog to continue the search.

A. The type of dog alert indication will be left to the handler and the handlers department.

4. Passing or Failure Efficiency Rate: The Handler must maintain a yearly passing efficiency rate of understanding and interpreting when his assigned meat detection service dog has alerted or is in the odor of game meat the dog has been trained to detect.

A. Teams who have been trained and yearly certified at the Utah P.O.S.T. Service Dog Training Academy for GAME MEAT Detection are also recognized as an Arizona Game Meat Detection Team.

 

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