Scent 101 and Advance Scent Training
For Wilderness, Water and Urban SAR Dog Teams
A classroom and field training session designed to allow you
to better understand
the travel of human scent.
Instructed by Bruce
Barton, Chief and Canine Handler NESAR
This training session is intended to provide the airscent and
trailing K-9 handler with knowledge of basic and advance scent travel in the wilderness or
when working standing or collapsed buildings.
A FEW OF THE TOPICS COVERED:
- What is scent
- Common scent terminology
- How scent travels overland
- How scent reacts to the terrain
- Effects of thermal breezes
- How wind effects scent travel
- Hot and cold weather
- Scent travel in buildings
- The effect on scent from deep burial in collapsed structures
- How scent travels in a collapsed structures
- Water Search theories
- Use of Scent Generators for training water, cadaver, and live subject
USAR search dogs
- The USAR Dog a scent detector or Co2 Detector?
Attendees will learn the effects that the environment plays on human scent
travel in the wilderness, on water and in buildings. This session is instructed with
the aid of slides and video demonstration. Hands on demonstration of the
use of scent generators, smoke generators and smoke bombs. There will be
limited work of the dogs for shorter classes, day long sessions will have
problem solving with canines and multiple instructors. We use Closed Circuit
TV cameras to allow students a view never before offered to handlers as a group.
Human scent sphere used to pipe live
human scent into a ruble pile or building
Next class dates:
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For more information contact Bruce Barton at firstname.lastname@example.org
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