Teaching Refind or Return to Handler
Teaching your family dog to “refind” or return to handler after they find a person or object is another way your dog can indicate or alert you of the find.
Area search dogs and air scenting dogs who work off leash to cover large areas of land like in an avalanche are usually taught upon finding a person or evidence to return to their handler and bring the handler back to the person or location.
Dogs who work on a leash have the handler with them; therefore there is no need to go back to the handler. I teach my Bloodhounds to take me back to my truck or home on command because I seldom know where I am once we trail a person several miles in the woods.
|Back to the truck !