Re: How far do your Area dogs range?
Lexi has always ranged well out of site and sometimes out of audible range of the bells. I taught her the command "with me" which means I want her within eyesite. If she has been gone a while I will call this out and she has always returned close enough to make a visual, if she is working out a scent pool or an area that she has scent in she will spin around and head back giving me an opportunity to head in her direction.
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)
Lil Bear and Izzy and Louie(Pom's)