teams learn to use the wind, terrain, and weather to search for and locate lost subjects. As a rule of thumb it is said that it takes approximately 6 months for the dog to fully catch on to this skill and a year of training for the handler to fully understand the dogs body language.
a specialized skill which teams are trained to search for human remains on land or in water.
teams are trained to track subjects and give direction of travel. the handlers learn how to collect scent articles and use them in tracking the subject.