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Contact Details
London Search & Rescue,

Metropolitan Police Hayes Sports Club

The Warren

Croydon Road

Hayes, Kent



Tel: 0203 637 8838



(Emergency Services Only)

Scent Specific Trailing Search Dogs

Scent Specific Trailing Search Dogs follow a scent trail looking for / following human scent particles.

These search dogs do discriminate scent e.g. they are given an article of the missing persons clothing and will then hunt for a trail that matches that scent.

Once the dog finds the scent they will ‘indicate‘ the trail to the handler and then they will follow the trail to the missing person.

On finding the missing person the dog will ‘indicate‘ the find to the handler who then ‘rewards‘ the dog with their favourite toy and/or food whilst heaping lots of praise on them. It is this ‘game’ through years of training that drives the dog to find the missing person.