Info Desperately Needed!!! - Can a dog work on a line?

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Info Desperately Needed!!! - Can a dog work on a line?

Postby Pete » Fri Apr 25, 2008 8:50 pm

Hi Jo,

Bags of obiedience is called for. One of the 'Ability Practical Tests' on the LSDogs standards is the ability to stop/recall your dog.

Much to the anoyance of others I test this by setting up a seen runaway or throwing a ball/toy I have wound the dog up with first. The dog is sent after it/them and the dog is commanded to stop/recall. This test shows whether the dog can be called off something they want, very similar to the police GP dog tests. They have to release a dog onto their criminal and then stop the dog before it bites.

With regards to using cadaver dogs in graveyards I'm not sure to be honest. I know that in the US they train on porper fields, but that isn't to say that you couldn't I suppose. Perhaps Mike (the badger head) could shed some light on this as a (new PC term) 'Victim Recovery Dog' handler.

Over to you Mike................

Hope this helps.

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Re: Info Desperately Needed!!!

Postby mike » Tue Apr 29, 2008 2:24 pm

can body ( cadaver, victim recovery ) dogs search in grave yards, it depends on the type of search you are doing, ie am i looking for blood from a crime scene, the body of a missing person, bags of flesh from a dis membered corpse. all of these i would try. if i was told that i was looking for a moors murder type job where the body had been buried 42 yrs ago l suspect we might struggle. i am on my re licensing course this week so will pose the question tomorrow. mike
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Re: Info Desperately Needed!!!

Postby Mojo » Sun May 04, 2008 11:03 pm

Hi Pete

You mentioned about the police calling the dog off before it bite's - how do they do that?

Joe taught me a few whistle drills with her two and there really effective. Oh and the fear of dogs has sub-sided eventually!!!

I'd not realised until another dog jumped up at me to play and I realised that I hadn't been worried up till that point. Unsure whether I was brave or stupid with the thorn in one of the younger dogs paw, but it happened! Thanks for all the imput it has really helped a great deal.

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