Second night training at BSARD
Last night was another training session with BSARD. A good night, Isla had fun and had to work a little. The training is different to the book I was following. It has started with MISPER runaways where Isla saw who was running away from her, just like I had originally started. So, Isla had a little head start.e
Last Tuesday, Isla was assessed to see if she (and more of a look at me and how I handle her) could train at Berkshire Search and Rescue Dogs where I've been an associate for the last few years.
And she did well so training started last night. A couple “run aways” last night. This time i released her while someone she was unfamiliar with his not far away but out of sight.
Interestingly she ran past them and came back but not yet using her nose.
Step 1 of training continued yesterday. Both morning and late afternoon.
And time for play too.
Fun morning locally
Information from “Building a basic foundation for search and rescue dog training” by JC Judah
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.
And training starts
Member of Bucks Search and Rescue and Associate member of Berkshire Search and Rescue Dogs.