MAN TRAILING, TRACKING, AIR SCENTING SERVICE DOG TEAM WORK

This test is designed to show the Handlers ability to interpret a trained man trailing, tracking, air scenting, detection service dog's alert when locating human scent trail. For the purpose of this test, scent discrimination means to distinguish the difference between one human scent from another. It also includes the ability to discriminate between human and animal scent.

PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES

1. Man Trail, Track, Air Scent: The handler will understand and interpret the trained man trailing, tracking, and air scenting service dog's alert and run a human scent trail at least one (1) hours old and a minimum of one (1) mile long, consisting of various terrain and changes in direction.

2. The Handler will understand and interpret the trained man trailing, tracking, and air scenting service dog's alert and be able to start from an area where no physical evidence is present (such as where a person was last seen). This area should be uncontaminated. The trail should be followed to its conclusion with no problem.

3. The handler will understand and interpret the trained man trailing, tracking, and air scenting service dog's alert and be able to start a contaminated trail utilizing a scent article from the missing subject. The trail should be followed to its conclusion with needed stops on the trail.

4. Passing or Failure Efficiency Rate: The Handler must maintain a yearly passing efficiency rate of understanding and interpreting when his assigned man trailing, tracking, arid air scenting service dog has alerted to a human scent trail and runs the trail to a successful end.

 

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