Ground Scenting

Ground Scenting is a descriptive word for the art of allowing a dog to follow human scent wherever human scent might be, on the ground or in the air. The dog starts the trailing process by being given a scent article - e.g. an item of clothing belonging to the missing person. A ground scenting dog has to be able to complete a 1.5km route through urban and rural areas, within 1hr and find the misper.

Getting the scent from an article of clothing

On the trail