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post #6 of (permalink) Old 08-06-2009, 08:25 AM
NancyJ
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Re: How far do your Area dogs range?

I do cadaver which is a form of area search and I don't want my dog outside of visual or auditory range while working an area. If I don't know where he is, I don't know what he covered or how he covered it. Or what body languages he may have shown in an area meriting further work.

I got my dog to range a little closer by switching direction [walking away from him when he got too far] when we were our working. He kind of got the idea that he had to keep up with where I was too so now he still goes out pretty far but keeps in touch.

Now once he hits scent, all bets are off. And that could be a good distance away.


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