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Glossary of Words 
Used for 
Tracking Dog Training
Search Dogs
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

Handler: Dog's owner-handler 

LKL: Last Known Location of the lost person

LKL = Also means Start of Trail

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 the person

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 the way

Scent: Particles 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

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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