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Old 03-21-2014, 06:02 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I have always been taught, when doing scent work, that if the dogs nose and scent receptors get dry they cannot scent as well. Depending in the day, I always water my dog every 45 minutes. But I also preload in the heat.

Breaking for water also forces the dog and handler to stop, assess and reboot.

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