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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-08-2014, 06:57 PM Thread Starter
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Broken lightbulbs

Someone told me the other day that to get a tracking dog off your trail you can break a light bulb and leave it on the trail and when the dog smells it his nose will be messed up and unable to track you anymore.
I have never heard of this before, anyone know if this is true?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-09-2014, 07:55 PM
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Um, I don't think so . . . . I've seen dogs track around/through broken fluorescent bulbs, and notice/investigate a broken streetlight bulb before returning to the track.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-13-2014, 03:33 PM Thread Starter
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That is what I was thinking but they said a reliable TRAINER told them so I had to ask!
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-13-2014, 04:16 PM
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Oh I doubt it. I have heard people claim that if you walk in a big spiral you will mess up a tracking dog, walking through water, wearing a scent proof suit etc. None of those things work. Drug dogs train in stuff hidden in gas tanks and can smell through the gasoline (which does coat the sinuses).........

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i have hears plenty o myths. have guys on the ship try many things to keep the drug dog from finding there stash. none were successful. i guess if you broke enough glass and the dog really cut up his paws, that would stop him.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-13-2015, 08:35 PM
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No it's not true. Having a dog that works in disaster situations, I can verify it's not true. The number if lightbulbs we have worked over.... Not true.

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I suppose if you could fly like Superman, that might throw the dog off

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