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Glossary of Words
Tracking Dog Training
Bloodhound Man Trailing
Family Disaster Dog Training
Tracking: dog smells
and follows the exact foot print of a person
Trailing: dog smells
and follows the scent cloud left behind by a moving person
Laying a Trail: Making
a planned course or route for the dog to follow
Trail Layer: Person
who walks to make a trail and hides for the dog
Trail Markers: Tissue
paper or biodegradable paper
LKL: Last Known
Location of the lost person
LKL = Also means Start of
Tracking Dog: Follows
the exact route or steps of a person determined by a
scent article which identifies the person
Trailing Dog: Follows
the scent cloud behind the person determined by a scent article which identifies
Area Search Dog: Dog
is released to scan an area for any human scent
Air Scenting Dog: Smells
the air for any scent they are trained to locate
Cadaver Dog: Is
trained to find cadaver scent
Water Dogs: Indicate
the location of a person underwater
Indicate: dog tells
handler by barking, sitting or recall that the person is found
Read a Dog: handler
looks for clues from the dog in order to understand what the dog finds along
invisible to the eye that the dog picks up, similar to odors
Scent Article: A
piece of clothing or an object the missing person touched that will contain the
persons scent particles
Scent Pool: An invisible pool of scent particles that
settle into a small area around a person or object when the person or object
remains in one place
Scent Trail: The scent left behind a person as they walk or move
These are only a few of the common words used in K9SAR to give you a basic understanding of what we are talking about. The meaning, use and word may be different in your area of the world.
See my books and what Bloodhounds taught me, along with German Shepherds, Malinois , groom dogs and wolves. Learn to read your dog and you may be surprised what you learn!
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