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post #6 of (permalink) Old 01-10-2008, 09:03 PM
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Re: SWGDOG Major Bummer

I agree with you, I think that Canine SAR III should be optional for scent article or no scent article. I would like to see Canine SAR II and SAR I to have a scent discriminating section added to it. I think that in this day of SAR scent discriminating area search dogs are more and more utilized and all area search dogs should be able to work with or without article. I know that it is not needed in a true wilderness area but how many of these areas do we have left? The time and energy saved using an article so that the dog can eliminate other foot traffic from the search is well worth the extra time it takes to teach handler and dog. I was amazed how quickly the dogs all adapted to scent articles. Also when utilizing a scent article then subject article location and alert can be added. I have just really started working with article searches but I really believe that a k9 identifying a subjects article and alerting handler to it can further assist in any search.

Sharon, Mom to
Lexi CGC (Cert. area search)
Neko CGC (Cert. HRD)
Justice CGC (trailing),
BOLO, Bloodhound CGC(trailing)
Titan, Shilo Shepherd (beginning area search)
Kibby(Rodie mix)
Lil Bear and Izzy and Louie(Pom's)
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