I think it’s natural for a dog to check the obstacles in the area. Wall outlets are places odor could collect or bounce off of so it’s hard to say whether Bryce is getting information from the objects or not. I would tend to err on Bryce’s behalf. 🙂 I also think he was catching odor on both sides of the hallway. You might try doing a search like this paired with food to see if he really was working he way he chose in this session. 🙂

Kimberly Buchanan
Joyride K9 Dog Training