Area search dog teams train to locate human scent in a given area. The handler’s job is to assess the environmental conditions and direct their dog to areas where scent is most likely to be. The dog’s job is to utilize different strategies such air scent, ground scent, scent specific to locate human scent and guide their handler to the source.
Kathy & K9 Bean
Howdy All- I’m Bean,
I am a black Labradork in the bunch……..that is if you can see me……I go by really fast. I’m nationally certified in area search and large source human remains. If you don’t come home, I’ll be on the way to sniff you out as soon as I can. My handler, Kathy, is a bit on the slow side but that doesn’t matter to me I run out front to cover lots of ground by myself. I’ll run back to let her know if I smell you and we’ll be on our way to help ASAP. My apologies in advance for all the noise I’m going to make when we get there. See I’m going to get to play with my squeaky toys for a reward and I’d love it if you play with me too.
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Tim & K9 Kimber
Hello everyone my name is Kimber, I am a Belgian Malinios.
I am a certified air scent and large source HRD dog with my handler Tim. We are best buddies, and train everyday rain or shine. When I find the lost person, I return to Tim and tug on my toy to let him know that I have found them. Then it’s party time with treats and my tug toy! I get to do some really fun things while working, and I am up for anything!
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