Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Kalamazoo, Michigan
From what my trainer has told us, any behavior is acceptable as an alert, the handler just has to be able to recognize it and in a competition, say "Yep, my dog found it right here!" or "Nope, this room has nothing!"
Frag's "alert" so far (has not been developed much yet) is backing off of a scent and either sitting/looking at me, or just turning at looking at me. I can tell when he has a scent, so it's easy to know after I see him catch a wiff if he's serious when he stops and looks at me.
Danielle, owner of...
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