This is where the hides placed within the search area will be a combination of a treat with a target odor hide vessel (e.g. a hot dog placed on top of a metal tin with scented cotton swabs within it). This approach allows a dog to self-reward once they have correctly found the hide.
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.