Working trials comprises a number of
elements which work toward the complete working dog.
search & tracking)
(Send-aways over obstacles)
Manwork (in higher
One of the elements is nosework, which
is exactly as it sounds - the dog uses his nose!
The area search exercise involves the
dog working a 100m2 area to find small articles that have been placed there.
The handler may only direct their dog
from outside the area using verbal cues and hand signals.
The photos show the sequence during an
area search. The dog is walked round the area, given his cue and off he goes.