A dog's nose!
The amazing ability of a dog's nose is becoming recognised more and more.
Dogs at airports checking luggage for food, drugs, and other prohibited items are a common sight; these highly trained dogs are also used in search and rescue, for finding survivors in avalanches, and in disaster areas; they check the mail arriving in the country; and they are increasingly being used to try and identify certain types of disease in patients.
While our own pet dogs are not trained to this high level, it is possible to have a lot of fun developing your dog's abilities through tracking (where a track is laid by one person and then after a period of time the dog follows that track finding various articles on the way), or alternatively through an increasingly popular sport, nosework. This is where the dog uses its nose to seek out various specified scents in a room, a car, or even in a whole building.
The courses teach you how to help your dog develop his natural ability, and in doing so you and your dog will both have fun, and enhance your relationship! This sport is growing in popularity, and test days offer the opportunity for you to test your dog's ability and understanding of scent work.
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