Susanne Howarth

In reviewing Blackie’s videos from Lesson 2A, I noticed (and remembered seeing at Sunday’s trial) another signal that a dog was done: looking at the handler, with an air of “What now? What do you want me to do next?” It’s not a look back saying, “Here it is! I’ve found it! Pay me!!!” but rather a more questioning look of needing guidance as to what to do, because clearly any odor in the location has been found — or there’s none to find in the first place.