Oh, the hide was OVER the pile of loose lumber about 5 feet above the wood hanging from the rafters.
Actually, I think when they are frustrated and working hard they don't need to be pumped up and encouraged to work when they are already working hard, and taking them out of scent and resting them clears the nose and the mind. So I am not talking at all about being "hands on"What work I've done with Airscent, you are very hands off when it comes to the dog. Maybe tomorrow I'll video a short search if the weather holds. I'm very focused on nose, tail, and ears. If his nose is up, tail is up, and ears are forward, I don't do anything. If he starts circling around a spot and starts looking frustrated; tail falls, nose is on the ground snuffing in the dirt, ears are moving like a satellite, I'll say "find it!" and he'll come back, circle around me, and go straight back in. I'll also say "get it!" to kind of rev him up a bit if he can't get a good hit on the scent, especially on those hot, muggy days when the scent just hits the ground and goes nowhere.