Glossaries: K9 SAR Glossary
Shaping : Building new behavior by selectively reinforcing variations in existing behavior, during the action rather than after completion, to increase or strengthen the behavior in a specific manner or direction.
POD (Probability of Detection): The chance that an object or missing person will be detected if present.
POA (Probability of Area): The chance that a missing person (or clue) is in the search Area.
PLS (Point Last Seen): a point where a witness actually saw the subject. The PLS is usually the IPP (Initial Planning Point).