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Back-Chaining
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. 

VSRDA Glossary

  • POD
    POD (Probability of Detection): The chance that an object or missing person will be detected if present.  
  • POA
    POA (Probability of Area): The chance that a missing person (or clue) is in the search Area.  
  • PLS
    PLS (Point Last Seen): a point where a witness actually saw the subject. The PLS is usually the IPP (Initial Planning Point).