The "I'm not dead yet" Administrator.
Join Date: May 2002
Yes. Detection is different. Reward is from the handler, although with the increased use of Dutch Boxes, the toy can appear to come from the source of scent, which can increase obedience to scent.
Yes, the play is ended after a play session and the toy is put away. Although, with some of my dogs, after the final find, and "all done" I would let them carry the toy. Or I would try, but s dead toy is a boring toy. They generally dropped it about 10 seconds later.
The toy is irrelevant. It's the play.
"So that others may live"
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Phoster, FEMA USAR(Labrador)
Ch. Pennywise Sticky Wicket(Dandie Dinmont Terrier)