No scent pads, start with odors she can most readily identify, such as a nasty gym shirt of mine. Accomplishes the same thing. Start downwind of the dog laying a track in the same direction as the wind current. If the dog is naturally inclined to work ground odors, then I don't need to polish that trait too much, training could very well mess up what nature has already given. After starting a track, start making 90 degree turns to where when you end up doubling back over the same track, the dog will need to choose to stay on the track or airscent to source. Obviously, airscenting to source in this scenario will be more productive and efficient in finding the source than staying on the track until reaching source, which could be an unknown distance. Like I was saying, each dog is different. I already know that mcdonalds chicken nuggets are only a small distraction to the dog. I will eventually work toward her ignoring newspaper or clothes soaked in another dog's piss and hopefully I'll get her good enough to discern a single two or three hour old track on concrete with multiple conflicting tracks laid over the target track.
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