Yes, being a subject (human dog biscuit) for the team you are joining is a huge help and a fast way to get on their 'good' side as hiders are always needed. That, and it is a good way to start learning nav, scent theory etc.. Lots and lots and lots to learn beside the dog aspect.. Which is a subject and work all its own. But as K9 handler's we are first ground pounders.. If a team is already deployed and they need me elsewhere, that is where I go. Maybe I'm flanking for someone, which is also a phenomenal way to learn, or running nav or comm's for them.