Air Scent training allows the dog is able to locate a missing person without a last known point, but within a defined search segment. The dog usually begins his training with simple
"runaways". A runaway is when one person stands in front of the dog dangling the
reward (food or toy), running away from the dog while dancing, talking to the dog (watch me,
where am I going, etc.), keeping the attention of the dog, and stopping about 50 feet (in plain
sight) from the dog. The person holding the dog then says "find" and releases the dog to run
to the victim and get his reward.