This is where the hides placed within the search area will be food alone. This is an excellent option for those dog and handler teams who are in the earlier stages of their Scent Work training journey, have chosen to not search for target odors or have gone “back” to hunting for food to inject some enthusiasm back into the game.
Track-Specific Search Modifications
These modifications supersede any requirements laid out in the rules.
Containers must be open and accessible to the dog.
There shall be no inaccessible hides.
Hides elevated above the dog’s head must have a way for the dog to physically get to the hide.
There will be no food distractors.
Handlers must call “Alert” and reward their dog.