Scout has passed the first two of three tests he must complete before being mission ready. We have to prove that as a team we can conduct an area search of 80 acres within a four-hour period. Scout must find an unfamiliar person and come back to me to signal he has made the find. His signal is a spin. Then he must lead me to the "lost" person.
Searching poses a challenge not only for my dog but for me as well. In the process I have obtained a Ham radio license and passed tests regarding protection of a crime scene, a field certification test, and a course on the spread of infectious diseases. We were nearly there when the covid-19 hit. Our group practices have been cancelled and travel restricted. This has been a setback, but we are confident that when training resumes Scout will be brought quickly up to speed.
Stay safe, everyone!
Sandra and Scout