Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Ontario Canada
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Tracy, you said...."And how the heck can he smell and FIND and dig up his last pee spot when it's -30C and it's been covered up with 2 inches of more snow!??"
Two inches, peanuts , here's a tidbit on SR dogs ability.
"Although efficient, trained dogs are not infallible. Surface conditions, snow conditions, capabilities of the particular dog and scent diffusion all play an important role in how deep the victim can actually be buried and still be located. There have been confirmed reports, in optimal conditions, of a dog in Austria locating a body at approximately 12 meters of snow. (40 ft. for you Americans) In the U.S. there has been a confirmed find at 10 meters.
Dave and Molly
Ian Dunbar was awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award from I.P.D.T.A. Here's a picture of me accepting the award on his behalf.
Member of IAABC ,International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants , Member of Pet Professional Guild