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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-29-2014, 02:45 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Georgia
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Air scent ranging question

My air scent/wilderness SAR dog in training Diego ranges very well. In fact, he actually is out of sight/earshot for 10-15 minutes at a time. He isn't great about checking in with me (obviously ) until he has actually found his subject.

Any advice as to how to address this? I know ranging is good, but in the event of an emergency I need to be able to call him back, which means he actually needs to be paying some attention to me in addition to searching for his subject.

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