All Press Releases for July 15, 2009

Canines Helping Humankind Using Their Noses

Does your dog like to find things around the house or the yard? Following scent is the first thing a dog does when it's born and last thing it does before it passes on. It's no wonder dogs are used to find missing persons and victims in disasters.

    SCHILLER PARK, IL, July 15, 2009 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The foundation for search and rescue work is tracking. Tracking dogs are trained to recognize a human's scent. These dogs are given an object with a person's scent and then are told to "go find" or "track" the path laid by that person.

There are two different types of tracking - wilderness and variable surface. Wilderness tracking involves the dog following a track laid in wooded areas. Variable surface tracking is a little more difficult for the dog because the track is laid over streets and sidewalks. Scents do not linger for a long period of time on pavement whereas in wilderness tracking scents are more likely to adhere to grass, trees, bushes, etc., for longer periods of time.

At For Your Canine, your dogs will learn both types of tracking. Classes are held every Sunday morning, rain or shine, at various locations throughout the Chicago metro area. This class allows you to work on your pet's high level of scent capability and do what comes naturally to him/her. Nancy Reyes, owner/trainer of For Your Canine, says, "Many of the training techniques we use were developed by John Rice, founder of the DuPage County Forest Preserve K-9 SAR/Police Unit. Classes help you prepare for testing to gain your AKC or UKC tracking titles and they are also the basis for beginning search and rescue work."

For Your Canine is focused on developing and strengthening the bond between people and their dogs. Our approach is based on Suzanne Clothier's unique relationship centered training (RCT). The RCT philosophy matches our goals of promoting a relationship of harmony and mutual respect between humans and dogs.

Our skilled trainers use positive reinforcement methods with an emphasis on compassion, communication and an appreciation of the dog's perspective. Good communication and mutual respect are key to the success of any relationship. We strive to help develop good communication skills in order to enhance the dog/human relationship while having fun learning new skills in a calm, relaxed environment.

For Your Canine, an organization dedicated to develop respect and understanding between dogs and people. For further information, please contact us at 847-671-6844.

Source: For Your Canine

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Nancy Reyes
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Schiller Park, IL
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