HOUNDS TRAIN ON CAR PICKUP AND CAR SEAT START
During this training, we worked on 2 components, They were a car pickup and a car seat start. The car pickup is when the lost subject walked to a certain point and then was picked up by a car. The training is set up so the K-9 learns to indicate to the handler (by either a jump up or sit) that the trail stops at a certain point (where the subject was picked up by a car). We start by having a subject leave a scent article and walk down to a point where a car picks up the subject. The handler presents the scent article and trails the subject to the pick up point, then the K-9 jumps or sits indicating the trail " stops here". The next component was a car seat start, where the K-9 is commanded to pick up the subject's scent off a car seat and trail them to the place they are hiding. All K-9s did well, it was a great training and learning day.