Glossaries: K9 SAR Glossary
Back-Chaining : A teaching methodology, where the training of the chained behaviors occurs in reverse order. The final behavior is taught first, and the second-to-last behavior is added and taught next, and so forth.
For example: the very first behavior a back-chained "live find" dog is taught: is to play with new humans (the reward). For a Stay-and-Bark, the second behavior would be to "bark at a stranger" and then play.
Turbulent Air Flow
Turbulent Air Flow: When flowing air hits an obstacle/object and causes airflow chaos.
Thermal: Layers of air, separated by temperature (and humidity).
Tracking (Dog): dogs are able to follow a human scent, by following the footsteps. Tracking dogs may also be following the odor of crushed vegetation and soil bacterial action. Visualize the dog's
Trailing (Dog): dogs are scent specific and require a scent article, with a track. Visualize the dog's Nose Down and Up, working some distance from the actual footsteps.
Target Odor: (aka Source) odors which detector dog are trained to detect.
Temperament: The general consistence with which the animal behaves.