Kimberly Buchanan

Whatever your protocols are, it’s to instill good practices for whoever is helping you to place odors. Meaning, if they touch the actual odor (or even a tin) and something in the environment, they have contaminated it. It’s easier for us to set out own hides and touch things and know when the dog shows interest, “Oh, it’s because I had the hide there momentarily” or “I probably touched that when I was setting the hides.”

Yes, our dogs are resilient but if you don’t know what was contaminated because you’re doing a blind search, your helper needs to be aware of this possibility and what could happen. Use your best judgement. 🙂

Kimberly Buchanan
Joyride K9 Dog Training