Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: SE West Virginia
A lot of times you can do "fun" searches after a heavy real life search scenerio to give the dogs some confidence. Have someone hide (in rubble, behind a tree) and when they find them make it super fun with the toy, tugging, high pitched voices etc. You will see this a lot when the dogs dont come up with anything on a search. This way they will continue to want to do it. The dog has to enjoy the work, it has to be fun or they wont want to do it anymore...
Interesting! So is it just for confidence and not that they really feel anything emotionally as the news report said?
This sure has peaked my interest
Chance, GSD mix. Had a Corgi head transplant when younger. 2-3 yrs old. Adopted from shelter 01-25-2011
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Duchess 1989-2005 Labrador Ret.